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We do not ask, Is Christ your "Saviour," but is He, really and truly, your Lord? If He be not your Lord, then most certainly He is not your "Saviour." Those who have not received Christ Jesus as their "Lord," and yet suppose Him to be their "Saviour," are deluded, and their hope rests on a foundation of sand. Multitudes are deceived on this vital point, and therefore, if the reader values his or her soul, we implore you to give a most careful reading to this little tract.
Is Christ Your Lord? By A.W. Pink
The Bible Says that all Men are Sinners.
Romans 5:12 (ESV) “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.”
Romans 3:10 - 18 (ESV) “…as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one. Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive. The venom of asps is under their lips. Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.’”
Salvation is not something we do for ourselves, but is provided by God as He regenerates the heart so we can acknowledge our sin, repent, and believe in Christ as we forsake all to follow Him. For we who have been called and drawn by God, the penalty of our sin was forever removed by God through the giving of his Son, by His shed blood, death on the Cross and His resurrection from the tomb.
Romans 3:27 - 28 (ESV) “Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.”
Romans 5:18 - 19 (ESV) “Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.”
Are You Born Again? By J.C. Ryle
This is one of life’s most important questions. Jesus Christ said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). It is not enough to reply, “I belong to the church; I suppose I’m a Christian.” Thousands of nominal Christians show none of the signs of being born again which the Scriptures have given us—many listed in the First Epistle of John.
Remember Lot's Wife, By J.C. Ryle
There are few warnings in Scripture more solemn than this. The Lord Jesus Christ says to us, “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32). Lot’s wife was a professor of religion: her husband was a “righteous man” (2Pet 2:8). She left Sodom with him on the day when Sodom was destroyed; she looked back towards the city from behind her husband, against God’s express command; she was struck dead at once, and turned into a pillar of salt. And the Lord Jesus Christ holds her up as a beacon to His church: He says, “Remember Lot’s wife.”