How can I become a Christian?
1. Admit that you are a sinner.
You do not become a sinner by what you do, instead you do wrong because you are a sinner. Sin not only hurts you and others, it cannot be hidden form God. Therefore sin separates us from God. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ." Romans 6:23
2. Repent of your sin.
You cannot give God a gift to become a child of God. God does the giving - not us! Salvation is not an exchange of gifts. God accepts nothing we offer to save us. Therefore, repentance is feeling sorry for having sinned and having a great desire to turn in the opposite direction. So turn towards God.
3. Believe in Jesus.
God has done everything! Realize that He loves you and Jesus died for your sin. To believe means to trust in Jesus. Meaning you believe Jesus is the Son of God and you are trusting Him to save you from your sins and take control of your life. "For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
4. Receive Jesus into your life.
Eternal life is the life we receive the moment we believe. It is life like God's life. So we need to receive (accept) God's gift, not just know about it. Receiving is trusting Christ alone to remove the penalty for my sin and to give me spiritual life. So ask Him through prayer to come into your life to be your Savior and Lord! "...if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart God raised Him (Jesus) from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9