Jesus gave a clear explanation of what qualifies one to become a Christian in Matthew 16:24, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."
What does this mean? There are two basic steps in becoming a Christian.
1. The first step is to believe that Jesus died as a ransom for all mankind;
2. The next step is to decide to follow Jesus and learn how Jesus would have them live each day. It means that the person relies on Jesus and wants to live in righteous ways. Jesus said we should deny ourselves. This means that Christians give up their human will and do the will of our Heavenly Father, just as Jesus did. Hebrews 10:7, "Then said I