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By Curtis Pugh

If God the Father did not draw you to Christ, you did not come to Him. “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day,” (John 6:44).

If you were not taught of God you did not come to Christ. “It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me,” (John 6:45). Human teachers and so-called soul winners cannot teach you in such a way that brings sinners to Christ.

If you have not experienced brokenness over your sin, you have not come to Christ. “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder,” (Matthew 21:44). The alternative to coming to Christ is to be destroyed by Him: ground “to powder.”

If you have not experienced godly sorrow over your sin you have not repented and if you have not repented you have not come to Christ. “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death,” (2 Corinthians 7:10).

If you have not experienced the grace (unmerited favor) of God, you have not come to Christ for you are yet in your sins. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast,” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

If you have not believed in Christ as the Son of God, you have not come to Him and in fact are yet in your sins. “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins,” (John 8:24).

If you do not believe the Bible, you do not believe Christ and therefore have not come to Him. “And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not,” (John 5:38). “But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” (John 5:47).

If the Holy Spirit of God has not birthed you again or from above, you have not come to Christ for you are yet dead in your sins. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” (John 3:6-7). “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;),” (Ephesians 2:5).

If your own will caused you to come to Christ, you have not come to Him and therefore have not been born again. “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God,” (John 1:13). Forget religion! Cast yourself on Christ!


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