The Only Qualification for Coming to Christ

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor–but the sick!” Matthew 9:12

From the garden of Gethsemane, where the bleeding pores of the Savior sweat pardons; from the cross of Calvary, where the bleeding hands of Jesus drop mercy, the cry comes, “Look unto Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth!” From Calvary’s summit, where Jesus cries, “It is finished!” I hear a shout, “Look unto Me, and be saved!”

But there comes a vile cry from our soul, “No, look to yourself! Look to yourself!” Ah, look to yourself and you will certainly be damned! As long as you look to yourself, there is no hope for you. It is not a consideration of what you are, but a consideration of what Christ is, that can save you. You must look away from yourself, and look to Jesus!

Oh! there are many who quite misunderstand the gospel; they think that their good works qualify them to come to Christ; whereas SIN is the only qualification for anyone to come to Jesus.

– C. H. Spurgeon

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