The first step in following Christ is to believe. If you are going to be a Christ follower you must first believe. The Scriptures found in Romans 10:9-10 explain the very basics of believing. It makes it clear that believing involves confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord and believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead.
"Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."
Not only is the word believe central to this verse, but it is a huge word throughout the whole bible. The bible makes believing an essential requirement for becoming a Christian.
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
The word of God says we must confess Jesus is Lord. What does this mean? Some may confess Jesus as a good man or a prophet or teacher. We believe you must confess Jesus as Lord of your life. You are admitting that He rules the world and there is none like him.
The word of God also says you must believe with your whole heart. How do you believe with your heart? To believe with one's heart is to commit oneself at the deepest level to the truth of God's Word as it is revealed and experienced.
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