You Need Christ

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I had a good education and a secure place in society, but I turned my back. Enlisting in the army, my pal and I were soon known as about the worst men in the regiment.
One day a missionary came into the barracks. I knew a lot of the Bible, but had rejected all "religion" as I grew up. So, though this missionary looked to me to be a nice man, I thought to myself, "Well, I'll soon argue him down!"
I had always done so with others, and had no doubt that I could do it again. I launched into my best atheistic arguments. He listened to me, and when I finished he answered only, "My friend, you need Christ."
Instantly I looked for a way of escape, and went and lay upon my bed sick and weary at heart. But he followed me there, still saying, "You need Christ. You need Christ!"
He would not leave me till I had promised to go to a preaching he was to hold that night. I promised, and I went—and God sent me home saved!
God saved my soul through His own words, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:1616For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).
God saved me and keeps me. I said when I came to Christ, "Blessed Lord, Thou knowest what I am! If thou savest, Thou must keep me!" And so He has in the past, and I trust Him to keep me in the future. Every morning I just tell Him that He knows what I am, and that I cannot keep myself, and every night I just thank Him that He has kept me. I have nothing to boast in but Himself.
What about you? Are you rich in this world? If you have not Christ, how poor you are! Are you highly educated? In Him only are found all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
You possess an immortal soul. You have longings which none but Christ can satisfy. You need Christ! If you are tired of Satan's lies, come to Him who is the Truth. If you are wandering far from God, come to Christ: He is the way to God. If you are still "dead in trespasses and sins," come to Him and He will give you life, for Christ is "the way, and the truth, and the life." In Christ you may have salvation and pardon, but without Him you must perish forever. For "there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." You need Christ!
Accept this blessed gift of God, His only begotten Son. Flee to Him for rest, for He said, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:2828Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28).
Lay hold on this eternal life; anchor your soul on this Rock of Ages. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:3131And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:31).
"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Rom. 10:99That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9).