ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Become (Or help someone else become) a Christian

Updated on September 30, 2015
Jordan Travis profile image

Jordan is a youth pastor. He is also an avid blogger. He drums, eats, writes, reads, and judges hipsters.

The Steps

I usually hate pneumonics. They drive me crazy. But when you need reliable information in a flash, they can work and help a hopeless forgetter to remember. Coming to a relationship with Jesus turns out is no different. So, while these steps are not definitive or the be-all-end-all, they provide a framework to help us cry out to God and begin that relationship that lasts the rest of our lives.

A- Admit

The first step into entering into a relationship with Jesus Christ is admitting you do not have it all together. Life is a journey. Living that journey is nigh impossible without some sort of help. Some people I know cannot go to the grocery store, make an appointment at the doctor, or pay a bill without some sort of help! For the arc that is our lives, Jesus is that help. He is that guide when the path turns dark. To have that relationship with the God who created us, we must acknowledge the fact that He knows the answers to the questions we know not exist yet. If life were a chess match, Jesus is ten steps ahead. We must admit to Him that we need His help. We are full of selfishness that only He can cure, but we must admit He can do the changing and give Him permission to do it.

B - Believe

There are a couple integral doctrines we must espouse to before we do this thing. The first is that Jesus was/is God's son. The entire Christian faith and Bible hinges upon this important truth. Jesus was begotten of God and is completely God and completely man. Okay, He did not come to earth on December 25th, and He probably sis not come on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, but He came to earth with a mission. He grew, just as we do, into an adult. He was/is not like Hercules, who is, in Greek mythology, part man part God - Jesus was fully man and fully God. That will be important in a second. The second truth comprises of the mission - Jesus came to this earth as a wee lad to grow and to allow the Pharisees, Jewish people, the Romans, and you and I (figuratively and seriously) crucify Him on the cross. This indescribable, unimaginable, excruciating process included hanging a person, the the true scumbags of society, on a crossbeam, nailed through the wrists and ankles, and raised up to be an attitude adjustment for the youngsters. Jesus however, went through hours of trials and tortures prior to this, all for your sake and mine. To enter into this relationship we must believe in this doctrine, for it truly happened.

C - Confess

This step involves putting Jesus as the leader of your life. He gets promoted to boss. Whereas before this moment we made all the decisions, called all the shots, and did all the stupid things alone, now Jesus comes in and begins to bring the shop up to code. He came to bring us a new life, not just a three step plan to salvation. John 10:10 says, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." Jesus is the true thing - He is the good life. He is not a good life filled with fancy cars, lots of money, or cool stuff, Jesus came to give us joy, hope, grace, and a home in Heaven when earth is done with us. When we make Jesus the boss and tell that to others, we sign on to receive these gifts. He forgives us of our sin, helps us clean up our act, and in return He helps us enjoy life and we get to live forever. What a sweet deal!

So, if this is something you are considering, I hope and pray you will truly consider it. Nothing else will change your life quite like this. That is a promise you can bank on! Allow Christ to enter your life, change it, and make you new. Your hopes and dreams may not come true, but God has higher plans than your boring hopes and dreams could ever be, anyway.

Are you a Christian?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Jordan Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Jordan Travis 

      3 years ago

      What made you stop, if I may ask?

    • peachpurple profile image


      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I am, but a holy cow, I used to go to church until I got married

    • Jordan Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Jordan Travis 

      3 years ago

      Sir, a far as the Bible tells me, that is it! The gist being that we place our hope in Jesus, not ourselves anymore.

    • flpalermo profile image


      3 years ago

    • flpalermo profile image


      3 years ago

      Is that all there is?


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)