Zion Baptist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 

How do I become a Christian?

 

God's Plan of Salvation

 
First of all, accept that...
  • God loves you.  He loved you so much that He allowed His very own Son to take the blame for your sin (John 3:16).
  • Christ died for you and everyone who has sinned against Him (Romans 5:8b)
Recognize that...
  • Everyone sins.  No exceptions!  (Romans 3:23)
  • Sin separates you from God.  The price you should reasonably pay is separation from God (death), but He has another way (Romans 6:23).
Believe that...
  • Jesus is the answer.  Believe in Jesus.  The Bible says that believing that Jesus is God's Son is the first step toward faith (Acts 16:31).
Then...
  • Admit to God that  you are a sinner.  Ask God to forgive you and allow you to live with Him forever (1 John 1:9).
  • Don't just say you're sorry but ask God to help you change your ways.  Do an about-face.  Ask God to help you stop doing what you shouldn't, and do what you should (Acts 3:19)
  • Tell others about your faith in Jesus.  Confess to others what Jesus has done for you and how He has changed your life (Romans 10:9).
  • Live in a way that pleases God.  God wants us to follow His guidelines for living.  This will be your testimony to your new life in Him (John 14:15).  Take the next step of obedience through baptism.  Then grow through fellowship and worship with other believers.

How do I become a member?

 

EXPLORE MEMBERSHIP

 
Our church receives members in one of three ways:
  1. By your personal profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, followed by Baptism.  (Our church staff will assist you in understanding what it means to be saved and share with you the teaching of New Testament Baptism.)
  2. By letter, as a member of another Baptist Church, you can join by the transfer of your membership.  (Our church clerk will assist in requesting your letter from another Baptist Church.)
  3. By statement, as a Christian and member of another denomination, we will receive you into our membership by statement of faith.  (Our church staff will schedule a time to talk with you about your faith in Christ and Baptist beliefs.