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As people enquire and begin to take an interest in Christian faith they begin their quest in one of three general areas.
An intellectual quest
This is where becoming a Christian is the result of the study of scripture, and carefully considering the claims of Jesus Christ.
An experiential need
Some people have an experience of the spiritual realm which they attribute to Jesus, or God. This is where something happens and they conclude this is God at work. A specific example of this would be healing.
A relational experience
This is where a person begins to hang out with Christians and gradually adopts the values and lifestyle of the people they are with. The community of faith is inclusive and they are drawn in to the point where they want to become Christian. People admire the faith they see in others and desire it for themselves.
The journeys may vary, but the key to appreciate is that there is always a lead in - a period where the person begins the process of approaching God, and considering the possibility of being Christian. There may be a growing hunger to know God that gradually increases to the point where it is identifiable.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.