Friend of Sinners




...If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

Romans 8:31,32, NASB 



Christ is the friend of sinners... If you feel yourself to be the greatest of sinners, then Christ is just what you need; for he is the greatest of Saviours. 

Lift up your head, and look away from yourself, away from the poisoned wound of the serpent, to the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world... You may entertain thoughts that condemn you, but in them there is no salvation. Put away your thoughts, and receive the thoughts of God, through which your mind may be elevated, your soul purified and uplifted. 

Roll your sins at the foot of the cross. Unload! unload! He takes away the sins of the world. “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” 

You have been pronounced a sinner, and Christ has announced himself a Saviour. Accept the remedy God has provided for you in a sin-pardoning Saviour... Heed the invitation: “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found...let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him...”  

Why should the repenting sinner forsake his thoughts? It is because they are not in accordance with truth. He is tempted to believe that because of his sins God has given him up to the will of his enemy, and that there is no pardon for so great a sinner as he. 

Forsake these unbelieving thoughts. God says: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” 

Your Heavenly Father invites you to come to him as a little child to a loving parent, and say, Thou hast said: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone?... If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”

Signs of the Times, April 9, 1894 



Lift up your head and look away from yourself to the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. 

Forsake your unbelieving thoughts. Receive the thoughts of God and your mind will be elevated and your soul purified. 

Roll your sins at the foot of the cross. Unload! Unload so He may take away your sins and not remember them. 

Come to Him as a little child to a loving parent and say, “You have said, ‘Ask, and it shall be given you, for everyone who asks receives.’”   




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