How do I become a Christian?
True Christianity is not a denominational belief system, a religion, or the adhering to a list of do’s and don’ts. True Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ.
You’re not here by accident. God loves you. He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus, His Son. There is just one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin.
The Bible describes sin in many ways. Most simply, sin is our failure to measure up to God’s holiness and His righteous standards. We sin by things we do, choices we make, attitudes we show, and thoughts we entertain. We also sin when we fail to do right things. The Bible affirms our own experience – “there is none righteous, not even one.” No matter how good we try to be, none of us does right things all the time.
People tend to divide themselves into groups – good people and bad people. But God says that every person who has ever lived is a sinner, and that any sin separates us from God. No matter how we might classify ourselves, this includes you and me. We are all sinners.
Many people are confused about the way to God. Some think they will be punished or rewarded according to how good they are. Some think they should make things right in their lives before they try to come to God. Others find it hard to understand how Jesus could love them when other people don’t seem to. But I have great news for you! God DOES love you! More than you can ever imagine! And there’s nothing you can do to make Him stop! Yes, our sins demand punishment – the punishment of death and separation from God. But, because of His great love, God sent His only Son Jesus to die for our sins.
Just take these 4 simple steps…
STEP 1 - You must admit that you sinned
Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
STEP 2 - You must understand the penalty and punishment for your sin is death and separation from God.
Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…”
Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
STEP 3 - You must be willing to accept God’s love and forgiveness
John 3:16-17, “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. For sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world might be saved.”
Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
STEP 4 - You must believe and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior
John 1:12, “But as many as received him (Christ), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
Romans 10:9, “That is thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him (Christ) from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
A relationship with Christ is a personal decision each person must make. It is the only way to God and heaven. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
If you make this life changing decision or you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you.
How do I become a member?
- By profession of faith and believers’ baptism.
- By promise of letter from another Baptist church of life faith, stating you are a member in good standing.
- By baptism if you are already saved and a member of a church of another denomination.
- By Statement of prior conversion experience and baptism in a Baptist church of life faith and order when no letter is obtainable.
We encourage you to attend our MBC 101 Class
for Prospective & New Members
This class will give you a basic introduction to our church family and to the Christian life. Since we have members who come from many different church backgrounds, this class is designed to explain clearly who and what our church is. We will examine important connections like service, growth, prayer and other ideas to better understand what the Bible says about being a member of a church.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
We would be happy to schedule a baptism that is most convenient for you. The Pastor will meet with each baptismal candidate and explain the importance of baptism beforehand./a>
Sunday School / Life Groups
Building community inside of the church is vital for the life of Macedonia Baptist. We have a place for everyone. Please take a look at our Sunday School classes/Life Groups and find one that fits you best.