What is a Christian? - How Does a Person Become a Christian?

How Does a Person Become a Christian?

Basically people become Christians when God changes them and makes them new people. (2 Corinthians 5:17) However, they have to do something themselves. They make a response. That response is what the Bible calls repentance and faith. To respond in repentance and faith, a person would pray something like this: "Lord Jesus, I recognize that You are God and have the right to control my life. I have rebelled against You, sinning in thought, word and deed, sometimes unconsciously, sometimes deliberately. I'm sorry for this and ask You to forgive me. As best I can I will turn away from rebellion and obey You. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for dying for me on the Cross. Please come into my life and take complete control of it."

"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.' "

Mark 16:15