Welcome to The Sinner’s Need of Christ, Chapter 1 of Steps To Christ eBook
- Why does sinner need help?
- Why only Christ could provide that remedy?
Mankind was originally:
- endowed with noble abilities
- with a well-balanced mind
- perfect in their being
- in harmony with God
- with pure thoughts and holy aims.
Humanity was made captive by Satan
After they sinned, our first parents could no longer find joy in holiness. Furthermore, they sought to hide from the presence of God. Such is still the condition of the unrenewed heart.
We are not in harmony with God, and find no joy in communion with Him. The sinners could not be happy in God’s presence. They would shrink from the companionship of holy beings.
There thoughts, interests and motives, would be alien to those that actuate the sinless dwellers there. Heaven would be to them a place of torture.
It is no arbitrary dictate on the part of God that excludes the wicked from heaven. They are shut out by their own unfitness for its companionship. The glory of God would be to them a consuming fire.
They would welcome destruction, that they might be hidden from the face of Him who died to redeem them. Moreover, human race would have remained so forever had not God specially interposed.
Satan would point to all this evil he caused such as:
- state of misery and degradation
- darkness, accusations, deceptions and lies
- alienation and damnation
- lack of satisfaction and crashed by the weight of gilt
- no future but death
as the result of God’s work in creating man.
The Sinner’s Need of Christ
It is impossible for us, of ourselves, to escape from the pit of sin in which we are sunken. Our hearts are evil, and we cannot change them.
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3.
There must be a power working from within, a new life from above, before men can be changed from sin to holiness. That power is Christ.
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Mankind dreams of progress and efforts for uplifting of humanity are in vain if they neglect the one Source of hope and help for the fallen race.
And the only way to God is Christ. He says: I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. John 14:6.
Those who have experienced the love of Christ cannot be idlers in the Master’s vineyard. They will see opportunities for helping others in their steps to Christ.
Partaking of Christ’s love, they will labor for the souls of others. Let every soul copy the Pattern, and become missionaries in the highest sense, winning souls to Jesus.
Uplifting Christ and humanity with Him!
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Why Wait Longer?
Learn to trust in God’s love and His power to save and restore His moral image in you. The Spirit of God is pleading with you to seek for those things that alone can give you peace and rest – the grace of Christ and the joy of holiness. Give to Christ your guilt and fear today. He can satisfy the craving of your heart. Believe the Son of God. He will receive you.
His hand is stretched out still. Why wait longer?