Knowing Jesus Christ
The Bible tells us that Jesus is God incarnate; He is God the Son, eternally one with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He alone can forgive our sins and give salvation.
The writer of Hebrews explains how "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven" (Hebrews 1:1-3).
Many people believe that Jesus lived, was a good teacher and a very spiritual man, but they deny that he is God. A diluted Jesus is not the real Jesus. We must be careful to believe in the Jesus that he himself declared he was, "not be[ing] led astray from [our] sincere and pure devotion to Christ" (2Corinthians 11:3).
Making the Commitment
There are two words that always go together: commitment and surrender. In order to make a commitment to Jesus Christ and receive salvation, a person must be willing to surrender his or her will to the God who created us and loves us.
In a similar way, faith & confession & repentance always work together. A person must put their faith in Jesus Christ by trusting Him alone to save them, confessing their sins, and repenting or having a change of heart that causes them to turn away from their sins. The outward sign of this change of heart is baptism which is the first act of obedience for every true believer.
After a personal commitment is made to Jesus Christ, the next step would be to make a commitment to become a member of the church. We need a place of belonging and spiritual encouragement to grow in our faith and to be healthy in life.