What does it mean to become a Christian?
Who is a Christian?
Is it someone who goes to church, or does good things, or believes in God? Essentially none of these things
in themselves make you a follower of Christ.
Christians are those who have decided to give their lives to Christ.
So to become a Christian is an act of surrender
. We offer all that we have been (all our sins and failures) - all that we are (all that we possess and hold), and all that we will be (our ambitions and destiny), and give them all over to God.
For some this decision can happen slowly over many years, for others it can happen very quickly - rather like it did for the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus
Christians sometimes talk about the ABC of Salvation
. This is a way of remembering the elements that are part of coming to faith in God:-