Some times I think man made religion is screwed up. I was talking to a man from Norway who is an atheist. He goes to churches there and talks to people about his lifestyle and tells them about being an atheist.
They pay him for this. He says they are offering classes at one of the churches on how to become a christian. If he takes the classes and passes, he is a christian. He is thinking of taking the classes.
I am all for him for doing what he can to get closer to God but my bible says nothing about classes in being a christian.
First of all, being a christian is a serious issue and not one to be taken lightly. You must believe the bible is the word of God and do what it says to become a christian. If those classes do not teach you that and really inspire you to become saved, it is not going to happen. "So then faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."(Romans 10:17) Faith is the most important thing we must possess if we are to become true Christians
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."(John 3:16). All you have to do is believe and ask God to come into your heart and follow what the bible teaches you about being a christian as close as you can. God does not expect us to be perfect and he knows we will stumble at times but he knows when you are trying and when you are not trying as hard as you should be.
You do not need classes to do this and I worry about some man made religions leading people astray in this manner. If the classes are a way to teach you about the bible and tell you what you must do to be saved then they are a great tool but if they do not do that, then they are not a tool of God.
Accept and understand the teachings of Jesus and follow his ways.
"to open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."(Acts 26:18)
You have to realize that Jesus died for your sins and all you have to do is ask for his forgiveness and really mean it. That is all....