We've answered some of the common questions we've been asked about Christianity. Click on a question to see our answer.
How do I become a Christian?
Simply pray, asking God to forgive you of your sin. Turn away from that sinful way of life and with God’s help start living your life with God at the centre. Many have found the following helpful: There’s something to Admit, Believe, Consider, Do:
There’s something to Admit – that you are a sinner and in need of God’s forgiveness. We’ve all said and done things to hurt and offend God and others. We’re not perfect. We all get it wrong. Admitting that can be difficult, but it’s really important.
There’s something to Believe – that only Jesus, through His death on the cross, can save you from your sin. You need to believe that He died in your place.
There’s something to Consider – two things, in fact. First, you need to consider the cost of responding with faith. Although God has promised to give you all the help you need to live your new life, it’s not going to be easy. There will be some tough decisions to take and some big changes to make in your life. Secondly, you need to consider the cost of not responding with faith. Consider what it will mean to reject God’s offer of forgiveness.
There’s something to Do – it’s time for action. What you need to do is to turn away from the life you have been living and turn to God. You can do that right now by praying this prayer:
Dear God, I’m so sorry that I’ve been going my own way up until now. Sorry for pushing You out of my life. I know I need to change lanes and get off this wide road that leads to destruction. Thank You for sending Jesus to die in my place, and for paying the price my sin deserves. Please forgive me. I want to accept that amazing free gift You are offering me, so I’m ready right now to turn away from my sin and turn to Jesus for my new life and my new start. Thank You, God!
How do I pray?
The best way to get to know a new friend is to spend time with them; that means both listening and talking. We get to know God better as we spend time reading the Bible and praying.
You don’t have to use special words or sentences when you pray; you can just talk to God. You can pray anytime or anywhere. God loves to hear the prayers of new Christians, he even hears your thoughts and silent prayers.
What kind of Church should I go to?
Not every church is the same. You need to find a Church with people who love Jesus, who believe the Bible is true, who are serious about obeying God, and are passionate in sharing the good news about Jesus with others.
If you can’t find a Church like this in your area you can contact us and we’ll see if we can help you with your search.
What is the God of the Bible really like?
The God revealed (uncovered) in the Bible is amazing, beyond what anyone could have imagined. He’s powerful and personal, he’s holy (perfectly pure) and just (he always does what is right) he’s loving and kind.
God is a Trinity, he’s three in one, we can’t do the maths to make this add up but it’s how God has revealed himself to us. The Father is God, The Son is God and The Holy Spirit is God but still only one God. It’s difficult for us to understand because there’s no-one or nothing quite like the God of the Bible.
What if I don't believe in Heaven?
Either there is a heaven or there isn’t a heaven. Whether you believe heaven exists or not doesn’t change that fact (there either is or there isn’t). Let me ask you a question – how do you know there isn’t a heaven?
There are many opinions and beliefs about heaven but who should you trust? How can anyone know? Who has been there? What if God came to earth in person (Jesus) and told us that heaven IS real and told us something of what heaven is like? The life of Jesus is worth investigating because history records not only great miracles but also great teachings about the reality of heaven. In one of the books of the Bible called John, in chapter 14 verses 1-11 Jesus tells us the most important thing we can know about heaven; how to get there! He said about himself “I am the way and the truth and the life. John 14:6