Christianity means having faith in Jesus as our Savior and Lord.
It means to trust in the Bible as Godâ€™s Holy Infallible Word.
It is realizing sin separates us from God who is righteous and just;
Knowing we canâ€™t be reconciled on our own, so in Christ we trust.
It is understanding we can not earn Godâ€™s grace by virtues or good behavior.
It is acknowledging weâ€™re sinners who need the atonement of our Savior.
Itâ€™s realizing that laws and religion do not have the power to save us.
Itâ€™s knowing and loving Jesus and accepting the gift that He gave us.
It is believing that Jesus took our sins at the cross for our debt to be paid.
It is assurance we have eternal salvation because of the sacrifice He made.
Itâ€™s asking for Godâ€™s forgiveness and to help us make a fresh start;
Asking Him to be with us always, and to fill us in mind and in heart.
It is having faith in Godâ€™s sovereignty for He knows whatâ€™s best;
Thanking Him for all He has done and for how weâ€™ve been blessed.
This is the message of the Gospel; Good News to those who will hear it.
And when we accept and follow Jesus we receive the help of the Holy Spirit.
Being a Christian transforms us within and in every part of life;
It gives us hope and joy along with comfort in sorrow and strife.
We know weâ€™re not perfect but we want to please God and obey.
We continually ask God to mend us and to show us the way.
We understand this is an ongoing process; not just an event.
We strive to reflect Christâ€™s love for it is Him we represent.
We believe God loves everyone and has a purpose for us all.
We know He does not want any of us to be lost or to fall.
We seek to know, to serve and to love God more and more;
As we find understanding and meaning we did not know before.
If your faith isnâ€™t evident and doesnâ€™t mean this to you,
Carefully reconsider and assess, is your faith really true?
If you have any doubts, seek His wisdom and pray.
Invite Him into your life; ask Him to show you the way.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have Eternal Life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”Â – John 3:16-17
– – – written by Arlene Spanos