What must I do to be reconciled back to God?
Here’s what you need to do:
(A) Admit that you are a sinner and need to turn from your sins (repentance) Rom 3:23.
(B) Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins, rose from the grave and is alive today. John 3:16.
(C) Confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (or Master) and invite Him to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit. Rom 10:9.
You may pray a simple prayer like this:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I admit I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. I believe that you died for my sins on the cross. I now open the door of my life and invite you in to be my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life from now on. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. I pray this in Your name, Amen.”
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
What’s the next step?
- In order to grow in your faith, develop the habit of daily Bible reading and prayer.
- Be accountable. Find a Bible teaching church to attend and be a part of what God is doing in your area.
- Follow Jesus’ example by becoming water baptized.
- Share your faith with others.