Here is a question that was posed to me by a Muslim friend responses are welcomed. Q. How can a Muslim become a Christian? Or, a better question, What must I do to be saved? A. People often follow the religion of their parents or culture, whether Muslim, Buddhist, or Catholic (And no Catholics are not Christians. But when we stand before God on Judgment Day, each person must give account for himselfâ€”whether he believed in Godâ€™s truth or not. But among so many religions, what is the truth? â€œJesus answered, â€˜I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through meâ€™â€ (John 14:6). True Christians are followers of Jesus. How could Jesus claim to be the one and only way to God the Father? Letâ€™s find out in the Scripture, the Bible. Jesusâ€™ life, death, and resurrection The Bible records how Jesus fulfilled prophecy when He was born to the virgin Mary. He grew up unique from any other human because He never sinned (1 Peter 2:22). Crowds flocked to hear His teaching and marvel at His miracles. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and walked on water. Of all people, Jesus did not deserve to die. Yet Jesus prophesied that He would be crucified and raised from the dead (Matthew 20:18-19). His words came to pass. Soldiers beat Jesus and put a crown of thorns on His head; people mocked and spit on Him; nails pierced His hands and feet into a wooden cross. Jesus had the power to save Himself, but He gave Himself, willingly dying on the cross (John 19:30). Three days later, Jesus rose from the grave! Why the cross? As a Muslim, you may ask, â€œWhy would Allah allow His Prophet Isa to be mistreated and killed?â€ Jesusâ€™ death was essential because . . . â€¢ Every person is a sinner: â€œFor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Godâ€ (Romans 3:23). Whether dishonoring parents, telling a lie, failing to love God best, or disbelieving Godâ€™s Word, we each have sinned against the holy God. â€¢ The punishment for sin is death: â€œFor the wages of sin is deathâ€ (Romans 6:23a). God pours out His wrath against unbelieving sinners by separating them forever in hell (2 Thessalonians 1:8, 9). As the just Judge, God will not overlook sin. â€¢ We cannot save ourselves by good works: â€œFor it is by grace you have been saved, through faithâ€”and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of Godâ€”not by works, so that no one can boastâ€ (Ephesians 2:8-9). This is a key difference between Christianity and Islam. Islam teaches that a person can earn paradise by keeping the Five Pillars. Even if possible to outweigh bad deeds with good deeds, the Bible teaches that â€œall our righteous acts are like filthy ragsâ€ (Isaiah 64:6b). Even one single sin makes a person guilty of breaking all Godâ€™s law, The Ten Commandments ( Exodus 20; James 2:10). Sinful humans can do nothing to merit heaven. â€¢ God sacrificed His Son for sinners: â€œFor God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal lifeâ€ (John 3:16-21). God knew mankindâ€™s sin kept them from heaven. God knew the only way the sin debt could be paid was by a perfect One paying the price of death. God knew He alone could pay such an infinite price. So Godâ€™s eternal plan was to send His Son Jesus to die in the believing sinnerâ€™s place. Becoming a Christian â€œBelieve in the Lord Jesus, and you will be savedâ€ (Acts 16:31b). As a Muslim, you may say, â€œOh, I believe in Jesus. I believe Isa was a true teacher, a great prophet, and a good man.â€ But you cannot say Jesus was a true teacher and yet deny His teaching that He is the only way, truth, and life (John 14:6). You cannot believe Jesus was a great prophet and yet reject His prophecy that He would die and rise again in three days (Luke 18:31-33). You cannot admit Jesus is a good man yet disbelieve His claim to be the Son of God (Luke 22:70; John 5:18-47). You cannot consider becoming a Christian without realizing that Christianity excludes all other religions (Acts 4:12). The inescapable conclusion of Christianity is this: either Jesus bears your sin on the cross or you bear your sin in hell. â€œWhoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for Godâ€™s wrath remains on himâ€ (John 3:36). As you search the Bible, may God awaken your heart to turn from your sin and trust in Jesus. You may respond with a prayer like the one below. Remember, the prayer does not save you. God alone can save! But the prayer may be your expression of the faith God gives you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Tato Teegy Makakena: The only way to salvation is right faith and good deeds,
Janine Anderson: Nope Tato! The only way to salvation is through Jesus Chrizt alone. How? True repentance which is in the hearing of the Gospel one will have a changed mind about God and who He is so that his heart and life are changed when convicted of sin (breaking G…See more
Tato Teegy Makakena: No, JESUS is not the person to look upon, he cant even save himself, how much more if he is in front of a billion sinners,
Janine Anderson: Tato Teegy Makakena uuhhh no. He doesnt need saving he lived a perfect life while here on earth. We that is you , I, and the rest of the world do not live perfect lives. We all like sheep have gone astray. We have lied, stolen, cheated, blasphemer Gods…See more
Tato Teegy Makakena: Im not a Jew nor you, we have nothing to do with the coming of Jesus, for he was only send to Palestine to look for the lost sheep of the house of Israel, why bother,
Janine Anderson: Tato Teegy Makakena you dont have to be a Jew to repent and trust in Christ. Even some of the Jews didnt not believe he was the Messiah. They wanted to force Jesus to be King and overthrow the Roman government. Jesus came to save the lost dear one, t…See more
Savior Joseph: Abd DanielThe questions you asked are for baby christians, which are advanced. not for beginners.The point to start is whether you dream or not. Do you dream when you sleep?
Savior Joseph: You will not understand even if verses are quoted for you.
Savior Joseph: You dont have the Holyspirit to understand.
Savior Joseph: Abd DanielThis is not your first time of hearing the gospel. If you cannot understand yesterdays message, what makes you think that you will understand today with that kind of mindset you have?
Abdul Waheed Khatri: Abd Daniel how would he answer if u ask him to show recipes of chicken curry in a vegan cookbook?
Savior Joseph: Lets go to a neutral ground and see whos God is active right now. Do you agree?
Savior Joseph: Come on, be bold, and lets do it.
Savior Joseph: everyday when i sleep, i dream.Do you dream?
Savior Joseph: Abd Danielwhat is wrong? is the ramaddan fasting holding you down?
Savior Joseph: We are going to use our personal experience to prove God, not scripture.Do you dream everyday when you sleep?
Savior Joseph: When you are finding it difficult to talk about yourself freely in the public, it shows you lacked self confidence. you lacked assurance of your salvation. That is Islam for you. They find it very easy to talk about others and even condemned, but find it difficult to show the world the light in them.Are you the light of the world? let your light shine so that the world may see the light inside of you.
Abdul Waheed Khatri: I bow down and prostrate to the God of Jesus and invite you to do the same …..
Savior Joseph: that is not a neutral ground. lets keep the books, Bible and koran aside. just Me and you. ready?