To become a Christian, a person must first realize that he or she is “lost”–totally estranged from God, separated from God by a sinful nature. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (NIV)
A person alone cannot reconciled the lost relationship between himself or herself with God. To provide a remedy, God sent his only Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life God demands. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Although humanity through sin has separated itself from God, the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross bridged that gap. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
All God asks is that a man or woman repent of his or her sins, turn from them and accept the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for those sins. Romans 10:9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
God promises in the Bible that anyone who accepts Christ as Savior shall be saved. Romans 10:13: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Baptists believe that a person who accepts Christ as Savior should also follow him in believer’s baptism by immersion and join the fellowship of a church of like-minded believers. Matthew 28:19: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Any of our staff would be most happy and available to discuss with you your relationship with Jesus Christ and how you can know Him personally.