Being a Christian

Lesson 2

Why become a Christian?

Here are some of the reasons given by the Bible why a person would want to become a Christian:

to serve God and Jesus

Galatians 1:10

Romans 14:18

Colossians 3:18-24


to please God

1 John 3:21,22

Romans 8:8

Galatians 1:10


can't afford not to

Romans 3:23

Romans 6:23

* sins separate us from God

Isaiah 59:2

Romans 8:1


to spend eternity in heaven

1 John 2:25, 5:11-13


to find true happiness

Matthew 5:1-12

John 13:17

Romans 14:22

1 Peter 3:14, 4:14


to have a family that supports and has same ideals, goals, values

Romans 12:9-16

Acts 2:41-47


to influence others

1 Peter 3:1-2

Matthew 5:13-16

1 Timothy 2:9-10

Titus 2:1-10


it's our only hope

1 Corinthians 15:19

Hebrews 11:1

Acts 4:12

Matthew 7:13-14

Luke 13:23-28


Why not become a Christian?

People give many reasons why they don't want to be Christians. Perhaps you have heard some of them:

want to have fun

"they're a bunch of hypocrites"

mad at God

no eternal hope

think not able to do it

lack of knowledge

social and family pressure

What's in it for me?

selfishness

don't need it

plenty of time

everybody going anyway

Should we listen to the Bible or to people in the world around us? We should consider the following passages before making this decision:

1 Peter 4:1-5

Romans 1:18-23

1 Corinthians 1:18-31, 3:18-21

Proverbs 12:15, 14:12, 16:2, 21:2