HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN AND BECOME A CHRISTIAN
Joh 3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.
2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
4 “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’
The Billy Graham oganization explains it a little better:
“Psychologists, sociologists and psychiatrists all recognize that there is something wrong with humankind. Many words in Scripture describe it. Among them is the word transgression: “Sin is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4, KJV). What law? The Law of Moses, the Ten Commandments. Have you ever broken one of those Commandments? Then you are guilty of having broken them all (James 2:10).
The word sin carries with it the idea of missing the mark, coming short of our duty, failure to do what we ought to do. The Bible says, “All unrighteousness is sin” (1 John 5:17, KJV). And yet before we can get to heaven, we must have righteousness. God says, “Be perfect as I am perfect, holy as I am holy” (Matthew 5:48, 1 Peter 1:16).
Where are we going to get that perfection? We don’t have it now, yet we can’t get to heaven if we don’t have it. That is why Christ died on the cross; He shed His blood and rose again to provide righteousness for us.”
In other words Jesus the “Christ” (Messiah/Anointed one) took our place. But He said this: Joh 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
This means there is no other way, no other religion or cult or belief. Only Jesus!!!
So what’s the easiest way to become a follower of Jesus:
We repent of “sin” – doing wrong things. That means we are willing to change our way of living. We say to God, “I’m a sinner, and I’m sorry.” It’s really simple. Then we just tell Jesus we want to follow Him and ask Him to take over our lives. And then He sends us His Holy Spirit to live inside of us and we begin to live the type of life He created us to live.