Becoming A Christian
Acts 2 records the beginning of the first century church and recounts how all those who repented and were baptized during that time were saved (vs. 38). This passage further describes how it was God who did the adding of those new Christians to His church (vs 47). The steps required to obtain salvation for those in the first century still apply to us today. When we follow those same steps we can be confident of our salvation and know that God has added us to His church as well. We must remain "faithful unto death" (Revelations 2:10) however, to receive the gift of eternal life. As a body of believers, we support one another on this journey and help our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to remain faithful through life's trials.
Five Steps of Salvation
The first step of salvation is hearing the gospel.
Romans 10:17 - “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”
The second step of salvation is believing Jesus is the Son of God.
Hebrews 11:6 - “without faith it is impossible to please God"
The third step of salvation is to repent and turn away from past sins.
Acts 3:19 - "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out..."
The fourth step of salvation is to confess Jesus as Lord.
Matthew 10:32 - Jesus said "He that confesses me before men, him will I also confess before my father who is in heaven"
05 Be Baptized
The final step of salvation is to be baptized for the remission of your sins.
Acts 2:38 - "Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins..."