What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?

Many people live their entire lives without ever contemplating the “why” of life. They go through the motions of life year after year with no idea why they live. Probably the most basic question a person can ask is, “What is the meaning of my life?”

Everyone wants fulfillment with a sense of purpose. People try to find this in different ways:

  • possessions
  • pleasure
  • prestige
  • power

However, real fulfillment comes from understanding my purpose.

Why am I here?

God made me the object of His love.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:26-27)

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will. (Ephesians 1:4-5)

From reading the above verses, the assumption I can draw about God’s love is that God
loves me!

God also made me to be in loving relationship with others .

“‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)

God created us with a purpose: To live and to be loved by Him and others. Why doesn’t this system work very well? Why do people feel unloved, alone and without purpose?

What’s My Problem?

A common attitude in America is, “It’s my life and I’ll do as I please.”

We have a natural tendency to ignore God and to serve self. Our basic nature is to live with a selfish attitude.

The Bible calls this attitude sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (I John 1:8)

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

Sin separates us from God and from others. It causes us to hide from Him and to selfishly use others to fulfill our own purposes.

People often try many different ways of coping when they have problems – before turning to God.

What is the only solution?

Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me.” (John 14:6)

In order to restore our broken relationship with Him, God came to earth as a human being. Sin requires “payment” and Jesus was the only perfect sacrifice, adequate to pay the price for man’s sin. Our sin problem could only be solved through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is our only solution.

The Good News: Jesus has already taken care of your sin problem.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

From looking at the above verses . . .

What is the price of sin? death .

Who provided the payment? Jesus .

Because of God’s great love, He took the initiative to provide for our restoration from sin. Now it is up to each of us to either accept or reject what He has done for us.

To receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is only a prayer away. We have provided a sample prayer you can use to ask for God’s forgiveness. Bless you as you pray and begin your personal relationship with God!

Dear God, thank you for sending your son Jesus to die on the cross for me. Please forgive me for all of my sins (wrong thoughts and wrong deeds). I now repent of my old life of sin and accept you as my Lord and Savior. Please give me strength to live for you from this day forward, in Jesus name, Amen.

Congratulations! The bible says that when you pray to receive Christ there is rejoicing in heaven as your name is written in the book of life! On the day you die you will join God in heaven. While you are living this life, God will lead and guide you in all you do. God is faithful and can be trusted like no one else.

We would like to rejoice with you – please let us know that you have made a decision for Christ so we can mail you some information.