How can I become a child of God?

God wants to make things right again between Him and you!

How do I get saved?

Admit you’re a sinner.

Are you a good person? You’ll likely answer this question with ‘yes’ and you might not understand what a saviour should save you from. However, you cannot offset your bad deeds against your good deeds.

A righteous judge for example cannot release a murderer, simply because that murderer happens to be a good, loving father. God has put His laws in our hearts, in our conscience. For example, so we should not lie, use God’s name in vain, steal or commit adultery (even not in our thoughts). It is sin too if you feel you could do something good, but you don’t. If you now look at yourself according to God’s perfect standard, would you still call yourself a good person? Unfortunately, I wouldn’t.

But isn’t it said that God is love? Can’t He just turn a blind eye? Yes, God is love, but He is also holy and just. 100% fair. God’s commandments are not meant to condemn you, but to show you that you are guilty and that you need a Saviour that can bear the punishment for your sins.

Ask for forgiveness for your sins and accept Jesus as your Saviour.

If a judge turns a blind eye to injustice, then he is corrupt and should be punished himself. God is perfectly holy and honest and hence cannot leave any sin unpunished. Unless we are blameless (which nobody is), He has to condemn us too. That Bible says that the wage, the consequence of sin is death. But God’s love for us is so immense that He sent His own Son to this world to carry that punishment for us – in our stead – through His suffering and death on the cross.

God only asks us to believe in His Son and accept Him as our Saviour, to escape our due punishment. John 3:16 states: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

If you give your life to Jesus, the Holy Spirit, also called the ‘comforter’, will live in you from that moment on. He convinces us of sin and shows the way to Jesus. He leads you and gives you strength to carry on in difficult circumstances.

Turn away from your sins, get to know God through the Bible and trust in Him.

You can get to know God by reading the Bible and speak with Him through prayer, He wants a relationship with you. The Bible also says that faith without good works is dead faith. Those good works come about through thankfulness and love, they just happen almost automatically if you start experiencing His love.

If you accept the Lord Jesus as your Saviour, you’ll become a ‘child of God’. Life will not necessarily become easier, but He will be with you with His strength, peace and love. A peace and love that are not of this world and that I cannot explain to you either. You can only experience it yourself by committing your life to Jesus. Then He will lead you in this life. He will always be with you and never leave you.