The term “Christian” literally means “Christ-like”, specifically in reference to Jesus Christ. The term was first used as a mockery against early new testament believers, insinuating that they were nothing more than mindless followers of Jesus Christ. As any true follower of Christ would be, the “Christians” accepted the reproachful term as flattery for their faith, and the title eventually became quite common, though mentioned only twice in the Bible itself (Acts 26:28 and 1 Peter 4:16).
In a world that is coming apart at the seams, there is hope for you! Jesus Christ died on a cross to pay the consequences of our sins for us. Jesus was the Son of God, and He has the power to free you from your sins, addictions, and shortcomings. He is always willing to forgive, no matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done. Experience the changed life that is waiting for you, if you’ll only pray to receive Jesus into your heart and be forgiven of your sins. Start at the top of the next column and follow the instructions carefully…
IMPORTANT STEPS TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN!
1. The next step of importance is to erect a family altar. If you are married, have daily prayer with your family. [2 Timothy 1:5] "When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.”
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