So do you really want to be a Christian?
Well the following quote from Rebecca Brown's book - He Came To Set The Captives Free - pretty well sums up the requirements that will make you one:
"You can have salvation, but only on one condition; that you are totally sold to Christ, you don't have any personal rights, you no longer belong to yourself, you no longer have any right to anything. You will become a servant. You are in essence signing your own death warrant because Satan will hate you and try to kill you. You are gaining eternal life and citizenship in heaven. You give up your life here on earth to gain life in heaven." (Rebecca Brown, MD - "He Came To Set The Captives Free")
That's "Christianity #101" in brief. But what do you say we dig a little deeper. I mean how about a few quotes from the Man who wrote the Book on "what it takes to be a Christian":
"So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple." (Luke 14:33 KJV)
"And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:34-36 KJV)
"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple." (Luke 14:26-27 KJV)
"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." (Matthew 10:22 KJV)
So do you still want to be a Christian?
Well Jesus means what He says, and He says what He means. Because if you're willing to give it all up for Jesus, then you will pass the test and be greatly blessed in Heaven:
"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." (Matthew 5:10-12 KJV)
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