原文：Are You BadEnough…to Become a Christian?
by John E. Marshall
1.The Christian Gospel Is for Bad People
The Bible says “Christ died for the ungodly, Christ died for sinners, JesusChrist came into the
world to save sinners.” (Romans 5:6, 1 Timothy 1:15)
2.Some Men Think They Are So Good They Have No Need of Jesus Christ
“There is ageneration that is pure in its own eyes, and yet is not washed from itsfilthiness.”
(Proverbs 30:12) People donot read the Bible, do not pray, never listen to the preaching of the
gospel, never have time tohear about Jesus Christ. This is because they think they are so good,
that they have no need of aSavior. Such people think that when they die they will be accepted in
heaven. They are notworried about dying because it will lead them to a better place.
3.Such People Are Ignorant
I) They are ignorant ofGod, who is holy and just.
II) They are ignorant ofthe Bible which says that there is “none righteous, nonot one.” (Romans 3:10)
III) They are ignorant ofthemselves; they do not know how they appear in the sight of God. Even the good deeds of menappear as “filthy rags” in God’s sight. (Isaiah 64:6)
4.Some Think They Are Too Bad to Become Christians
But it is only bad men whomJesus saves. He never saves anyone so long as they think they are good. Christ’s power is great enough to deliver very wicked men from thepower of sin. Christ’s blood is sufficient toatone for the sins of very wicked men and women. Christ’smercy is so greatthat bad men and women, whotruly cry for mercy from him, are never refused.
5.If You Know You Are Bad, Then
First Call upon God to have mercy upon you for the sake of Jesus Christ.(Luke 18:33)
Second Call upon God to save you from the power and guilt of your sins.(Acts 2:21)
Third Remember, it is those who are sick who need doctors, and those whoare spiritually sick who need a Savior. (Matthew9:12) Christ came to heal the spiritually sick.
Fourth Remember that because you are so bad you need a very powerful andvery kind Savior. You need Jesus Christdesperately, because if He does not save you there is no one else who can.(Acts
4:12) You can never saveyourself.
Fifth Hear what the Bible says: “He is able to save to the uttermost those that come unto God by
Him.” (Hebrews 7:25)