The best thing that ever happens is when someone becomes a Christian. It is the best thing for them. It is in Christ that God’s blessings are fully given. Paul wrote, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). Paul wrote, “as sin reigned in death, even so, grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 5:21).
But how does one become a Christian? That is one of the most important questions which we could ever consider, and the answer begins with Jesus. Our sin made his incarnation and sacrifice necessary (Romans 3:21-26). Jesus’ life confirms that He is the Messiah–John 20:30-31. His death covers the debt of our sin and restores us to life with the Father–Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:2, 4:10.
We can learn about Christ and be convinced that He is the Savior through God’s Word. Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ.” That faith which is built through the Word compels us to respond appropriately to Christ and His work (James 2:24).
The proper response of faith to God’s grace is to repent of sin (Titus 3:4; Acts 2:38); confess Christ (Matthew 10:32); be baptized into Christ (Colossians 2:12; Galatians 3:26-27; Romans 6:1-5). At that time the person is saved and adopted into God’s family. He or she is entitled to all the blessings and obligations of the covenant of Christ.
O happy day, that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.
Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray, and live rejoicing every day
Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away.
If you have never obeyed the Gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17), I pray every day that you will come to Christ and be saved.