What Does It Mean To Be A Christian

To be a Christian is to be at peace with God, by faith through our Lord Jesus Christ!  Ro 5:1 ¶ Therefore 
being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (: Romans 5:1).
To be a Christian is simply defined is , to be a follower of Jesus Christ. To become a Christian tThere are 
at least three simple components I must of which I must at least have a simple understanding., to 
become a Christian.
First and foremost I must accept that there is a Creator; a  God. Jehovah  God who has revealed Himself 
to us. He has done this , by observing His Ccreation, by the witness of Himself whichthat Hhe places 
within every human soul,us and by His Word, the Bible. The Bible teaches us who God is, what He loves, 
what He hates, and reveals His desire to be in relationship with humankind and His eternal plan. 
Second I must understand who I am. This comesOnce again by the revelation of God’s Word and by the 
light and , knowledge , shined into our hearts by our Creator. By this we findunderstand that we are 
condemned because we are sinful. God is Holy but. I am not. God is sinless but I am not. God is perfect 
but I am not. How should I respond to this knowledge? Should I just try to do better? What should I do 
with the sins of my past? If man is willing to wrestle with the hard questions inof his heart and be honest 
with himself, he will understand that he is not prepared to enter into the presence of Holy, Holy, Holy 
God. Being willing to rRepentance, sorrow for sin, and turnning to God for help , demonstrates that I we 
now understand who I am we are.
Third, believing God and understanding myself prepares me to receive God’s plan to redeem or buy 
meus back. Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, came to earth to show the love and mercy of God. Jesus 
experienced earth life like you and I with its pleasures and difficulties and yet Hhe did so without ever 
sinning. Jesus Christ , fulfilled the plan of God and became the Saviour of the world when He died on the 
cross. and His sinless blood made the provision to washed away all the the sins of all mankind. This 
blood can cleanses me when I reach out byin faith and accept from God what I cannot provide for 
myself!, Aa cleansed heart and sinless life because of the blood of the perfect sacrifice of  Jesus Christ 
can become mine. Peace with God is mine! There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are 
in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Romans 8:1).
The Bible records that on tThe morning of the third day after Jesus was crucified and died on the 
crossdied, Hhe arose from the dead!. In Christ, we too can beare born again and resurrected to a new 
life!  The child of God has been given a new heart, new desires, and new life. New life means that we die 
daily to our own desires, our , and continue to die, to our native sinfulness, and continue to live a in new 
life in Jesus Christ life. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and 
the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself 
for me (Galatians 2:20). We obey God and live out Hhis will for us our lives. God receives honor and 
glory as men and women show to an ungodly, sinful world, the God-given power to live above sin. Praise 
God for this power., Yet and yet we are sobered because God also tells us in His Word ,that  where there 
are no fruits of new life, where is no obedience to His Word, we can also then conclude there is also no 
salvation. Faith without obedience is dead. Even so faith, if it hath not works [obedience], is dead, being 
alone (James 2:17).