Why do I need Christ?

You are just getting started sharing The Gospel with a person that you have met.

He interrupts you and says, “Why do I need Christ?”. What is going to be your reply? Take a minute and picture yourself in this situation. Don’t spend more than a couple of minutes to get your reply.

Please comment with your reply below. Thank you.

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10 Responses to “Why do I need Christ?”

  1. timbob Says:

    Greetings. I’m surprised that there are no takers on this question. If asked this question, I would most likely begin with the fact that each of us are eternal beings to encourage the person to begin thinking in such terms. Then go on to briefly outline Gods holiness, our fallen nature, and Gods provision for our salvation through Jesus Christ. That he loves us, desires to save us and went to the cross to pay for our sins.

    Of course this conversation will take brief turns and sidetrips in accordance with the persons life experiences and dominant outlook on life, but must always return to Jesus coming into the world to save sinners.

    This is a good question to ponder. It also exposes one to the dangers of bloggers remorse as oftentimes we (or at least I) type something in a way that makes sense to us, but doesn’t relay what we’re trying to say. (This is why I didn’t respond earlier)

    Have a blessed day and a blessed week in Jesus.

    timbob

  2. EvangelismCoach Says:

    Context.

    Is that a sincere question or a hostile question? Is the person asking because they are spiritually thirsty, or are they being defensive. Sorry, it’s a little hard for me to say.

    But let’s say they are thristy spiritually speaking and are expressing a sincere question.

    My answer would be this: “Do you think you need him?” “Why do you think you need him.”

    My history with this question will often get at the question behind the question. What is it underneath the question that prompts it to be asked?

    That then helps guide the next step that the conversation will take.

    Pastor Chris
    EvangelismCoach.org

  3. rjperalta Says:

    Timbob,
    Thanks for you answer. Good points. My hope is that this question would cause us to search ourselves and see how we would answer, and that you did.
    Thanks

  4. rjperalta Says:

    Chris,
    Good point, we may not know what his intentions are. Still how are we to answer?
    Remember, the ball is being thrown into your court. You must answer before you throw it back.
    Honestly, I think you are being to complicated in trying to mentally figure this out. Or possibly trying to figure him out.
    He yells out, “please answer the question!”
    Thanks.

  5. Heather Says:

    If I could belive that there was some man who’d lived for me, who could change the world like Jesus supposedly could…I think I would be happy.

    But I cannot. I can’t honestly think that there is any man, woman, child or yes God, who can change this world like that. And that makes me happy enough.

    The world isn’t meant to be condemned to that kind of existence, it’s beauty is not in its order, but in its disorder. The murders, and the births, both have to exist, and flourish for humanity to be whole.

    Moderate happiness is all I think I could ever want.

  6. rjperalta Says:

    Heather,
    Thanks for stopping by.
    To begin to understand the world in which we live in, we must first have the creator’s spirit within us. This is something that we do not just automatically have or get. We must come to God’s Son, Jesus Christ to get The Holy Spirit. Without The Spirit of God, we cannot understand the things of God. If we try, it is only our intellect that is giving us understanding.
    May you come to know Him in all His fullness,
    Thanks, Richard

  7. Born4Battle Says:

    I would tell him why I needed Christ – I was born on “Death Row” I talked about it here:

    http://born4battle.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/born-on-death-row/

    Folks always want to know what I mean by that and the door blows wide open to share the gospel.

    Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by The Battle Cry.

  8. Brian Says:

    A quick “off the cuff” response:

    You need Christ because he is the only one who can save you from yourself. You are a rebel against God, your creator, and you need to be reconciled to him. One day you will meet him and Jesus will be your judge.

    God’s is holy (morally perfect) and his standard is perfection, but we all fall short. Jesus came from heaven, lived a perfect life, and although he was sinless he chose to died in your place as a scapegoat for your sins. If you trust in Jesus as your saviour, you will no longer be estranged from God. Jesus will make you acceptable to God since he died in your place, paying the price your sins deserve. The Bible says: “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”.

  9. rjperalta Says:

    Born4Battle,
    Sorry for taking so long reply back. I don’t get on the computer much these days. I did visit “The Battle Cry” and posted a comment. It nice to come across someone who wants to talk about “sin”. Funny thing, God’s word is full of the subject from front to back.

    May you be blessed as you go out.

  10. rjperalta Says:

    Brian,
    Amen Brother! Jesus is the only one who did make us acceptable before God. Without Him, we are “dead in trespasses and sins” (as our brother writes about in his post at “The Battle Cry”.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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