The outstanding characteristic of the Gospel of Christ is that it is only designed for self-judged, condemned sinners. The Gospel is only appreciated by those who realize their need. Self-sufficient, self-righteous, haughty, proud men do not care for the Gospel of Christ. But the guilty and broken in heart, realizing their condemnation before a holy God, rejoice in the message of free grace set forth in the Gospel.
In this little article, the Scriptures themselves are used to reveal that salvation is only for sinners. If you, reader, are such a one, and you desire to have salvation, read this message carefully.
Christ Came to Earth to Save Only Those Who Are Sinners
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief" (1 Timothy 1:15).
"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10).
"They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick" (Matthew 9:12).
The Only People God Loves Are Sinners
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
"In this was manifest the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins" (1 John 4:9,10).
Christ Died Only For Sinners
"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly" (Romans 5:6).
"Christ died for our sins" (1 Corinthians 15:3).
"And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins, and in him is no sin" (1 John 3:5).
"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God (1 Peter 3:18).
"He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself (Hebrews 9:26).
The Only People Invited to Come to Christ Are Sinners
"I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Matthew 9:13).
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" (Isaiah 1:18).
Sinners Are the Only People God Can Forgive
"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" (Ephesians 1:7).
"Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins" (Acts 13:38).
"To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins" (Acts 10:43).
The Only People That Christ Saves Are Sinners
"Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21).
"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Timothy 1:15).
The Only People Who Go to Heaven Are Sinners Saved By Grace
"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation (Revelation 5:9).
There Is A Fountain
There is a Fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains:
The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed church of God
Be saved to sin no more.
E'er since by faith I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be till I die.
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
Lies silent in the grave,
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I'll sing Thy power to save.
"The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7).
Do You Know Him As Your Saviour?
"These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name" (John 20:31).
"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent" (John 17:3).
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon