How Can a Tibetan Become a Christian?

 

First, it is important to understand the good news of grace taught by the Saviour Jesus and the Bible. From this website you can download some of the Christian scriptures and you can read several other documents to help you understand the differences between Buddhism and Christianity.

Secondly, you need to pray to the Almighty God, in the name of the Saviour Jesus. It is important to admit that you are a sinner and that no good works can cleanse your heart. Acknowledge that the only way for your sin to be cleansed is by faith in the Saviour Jesus.  When He died, He took on Himself the penalty of our sins.  Having faith in Jesus means accepting this sacrifice as the only way of salvation.

Thirdly, you need to repent. This means we forsake our sin and take refuge in the Saviour Jesus, asking him to forgive our sins. We acknowledge the Saviour Jesus as our only Saviour and to ask him to become our root lama.

Fourthly, you need to ask the Saviour Jesus to give you a new heart, fill you with his powerful Holy Spirit who will enable you to live according to God’s way. When you pray this, you will receive from the Saviour Jesus, the gift of eternal life from God, in this present life and after death.

Finally, you need to thank God that he has heard your genuine prayer of repentance and faith and that you have now become a child of the living God.

An example prayer is given below.

 

Almighty God, our Father,

I believe that you are loving and merciful.

I believe that your Son came into this world,

That He died on the cross for our forgiveness

And was amazingly raised to life again.

I believe in all your deeds and words.

Father, to your most excellent Son Jesus,

I, a sinner, offer my remorse for my sin.

Please cleanse me from all my sins.

Please give me your Holy Spirit.

You are my Holy Saviour.

Saviour Jesus, I praise your name.

I offer this prayer with thanksgiving.              

Amen.

What Should I Do If I Have prayed this prayer?

 

It is very important to learn more about the Saviour Jesus and to connect with other believers in Jesus.

 

First, you need a copy of the Christian Bible or books from it. This will help you to get to know the God of the Bible.

 

2Tim. 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

2Tim. 3:17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Psa. 119:105 ¶ Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

 

Secondly, you need other believers to encourage you, share your faith and joy in God with you and help to lead you into a deeper understanding and commitment.  You are now in a family made up of God's children from all over the world!

 

Matt. 18:20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

1John 5:1 ¶ Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.

Heb. 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

Heb. 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together,

 

Third, you must learn to listen to God.  You will find that God gives you a deep desire to learn more about Him-to read the Bible, to worship Him, to develop relationships with other Christians and to tell other people about Him.  As you do what God wants you to do, His presence will begin to flood every aspect of your life.

 

Is. 50:4 The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.  

Luke 10:38 ¶ As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. Luke 10:39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.

 

Fourth, you must learn to talk about what God has done for you.  People around you will start to notice that there is something different about you. God has really created you new and you will begin to act, think and speak differently.  When people ask about this, tell them what God has done for you.

Mark 5:19 Jesus ...said, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

1Pet. 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

 

Fifth, you may need to endure the criticism of people around you.  When people curse you, bless them.  If they try to make life difficult for you, ask God to show you how to pray for them.  God will make you His "light" even in that dark place.

 

Luke 6:27 ¶ “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Luke 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Matt. 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matt. 5:11 ¶ “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

 

Finally, you must continue to entrust yourself to God.  Make Him your place of refuge always.  Others may reject you, He will not.  Your own family may not understand you, but God does.  You may disobey Him again at certain times, but He will never take His love away from you.  When you confess your sin to Him and repent, He will forgive you.  Other Christians may hurt you and you may hurt them.  Bad things may happen that you do not understand. In all the good and bad, learn to listen to God and to entrust yourself to Him.  He will use you for His purposes as you trust Him and obey Him, and in the end, you will live in Heaven with Him forever!

 

Psa. 27:1 ¶ The LORD is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?

Psa. 27:2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

Psa. 27:3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

Psa. 27:4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Psa. 27:5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

Psa. 27:6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

Psa. 27:7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.

Psa. 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Psa. 27:9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.

Psa. 27:10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

Psa. 27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

Psa. 27:12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.

Psa. 27:13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psa. 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

 

GOD IS OUR STRENGTH IN LIFE’S DIFFICULTIES

Here is a psalm from the Bible. It is like a prayer in a song form:

 

PSALM 27

 

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.

8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.

9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.

10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.

13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.