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an image New Mission Missionary Baptist Church
4809 Ravenna Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Phone: (513) 271-8377
Fax: (513) 271-4733

How Can I Come to know God?

Step 1: Know that God loves you and wants to give you a new life.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).

But it is not enough just to know that God loves you. It is important also for you to . . .

Step 2: See that your sin has separated you from God and the life He desires to give you.

"As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:10, 23).

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Romans 5:12).

"The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).

Sin has separated you from God. Many people vainly try to reach God through living a good life, giving to the church, or human religion. But there is only one way to God.

Step 3: Realize that Jesus Christ died for you, and rose again so that He might give you eternal life.

He died for you.

"God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

He was buried and rose again.

"Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. He was buried, and he rose again the third day according to the scriptures; and he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve; after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once" (I Corinthians 15:3-6).

He offers you eternal life.

"The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23).

"By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8, 9).

Jesus is the only way to God. He is God's Son who died in your place to pay the penalty for your sins. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).

Just to know that He died for you is not enough. You must ...

Step 4: Confess your sins to God and turn away from them to serve God faithfully.

"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19).

Step 5: Receive Jesus Christ by faith, accepting Him alone as your Lord and Savior.

You must receive Jesus Christ.

"As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12).

You must receive Him by faith.

"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10: 9, 13).

Here is how you can receive Christ.

You can receive Christ now by faith as you ask through prayer (talking to God). The following prayer may help you say what is in your heart.

  • "Lord, I cannot save myself. I know that I have sinned, and I am sorry that the way I have lived has separated me from You. I receive Jesus Christ by faith as my Lord and Savior. Lord Jesus, thank You for dying for my sins. I accept You now as Lord of my life. Help me to live for You and to be all that You want me to be."

Can you sincerely pray this prayer? If so express it to God now, and Christ will come into your life as He has promised.

When you receive Christ, you are born again.

"As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12).

Jesus promises eternal life to all who receive Him.

"He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24).

Your assurance of salvation.

Your assurance is in Christ (I John 5:12).

Your assurance is grounded in God's Word.

Your assurance is by faith.

If you have more questions, please contact us.

If you have received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, please e-mail us so that we may rejoice with you.