Re: Alright then I have a request but I guess it could be a question [moved from BC]
You've got this wrong... you don't become a Christian by deciding to "give it a chance". If you subscribe the the "God has a wonderful plan for you" gospel, you'll just end up falling away later. If you're quitting atheism because you're catching flack you'll really dislike following after Christ....he was crucified and most of his disciples were murdered as well; let's not even start on the prophets.
Originally Posted by Testing
A real Christian comes to knowledge of their sin and how horribly they have fallen short God's glory. They understand that the wages of sin is death and that they should die for what they've done. We flee to Christ from the wrath of God who will pour out judgement on anyone who is found to have sinned. Jesus died in our place, suffering the wrath of God and becoming a curse for us, instead of us, so that we don't have to go to Hell forever because of what we did.
We confess and repent of our sins, crucify ourselves with Christ, put away the old self and walk in the newness of Christ.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.