Why Am I Not a Christian?

Why Am I Not A Christian?

1.    Do I plead the excuse that I do not understand the Bible? “Search the Scriptures.” “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the teaching” (Jn. 5:39; 7:17).

2.    Am I thinking I am good enough now? “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” “Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (Rom. 3:23; Jn. 3:3-5).

3.    Is it because I am afraid of ridicule? “Whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the son of man be ashamed” (Lk. 9:26).

4.    Am I stumbling at seeing hypocrites in the church and rejecting Christ myself? “Wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself.” “Every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” “The soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Rom. 2:1; 14:12; Eze. 18:4).

5.    Am I unwilling to give up all for Christ? “For your sake He became poor” (2 Cor. 8:9).

6.    Am I afraid I shall not be accepted? “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” “Him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out” (1 Tim. 1:15; Jn. 6:37).

How To Become a Christian

1.    Recognize that you are not a Christian because you are good, for God’s Word declares, “There is none that doeth good, no, not one” (Rom. 3:12).

2.    Recognize that you are not a Christian because you are doing the best you can, for God’s Word declares that “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23).

3.    Recognize that you are not necessarily a Christian because you are a member of some church, for again God’s Word declares that many have “a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof; from such turn away” (2 Tim. 3:5).

4.    Acknowledge that you are a guilty sinner in God’s sight. All the world is guilty before Him (Rom. 3:19).

5.    Acknowledge that you cannot save yourself, for “by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).

6.    Acknowledge that you are hopelessly lost and under condemnation without Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, for He said: “The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Lk. 19:10).

7.    Believe the good news that Christ died for the ungodly. He therefore died for you and settled your sin debt on Calvary’s cross (Rom. 5:8).

8.    Believe the glorious news that Christ was raised from the dead, and by the power of God is now able to save all who come unto God by Him (Heb. 7:25).

9.    Rely on God’s sure promise, not upon your feelings, and by faith declare you are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, shed for the forgiveness of your sins. Declare this marvelous truth to others!  — Author Unknown