If Christ Had Not Come...

12 Things That Would Not Be

1. We would not have Christmas—no celebration of the Saviour and cherished time with family.

2. We would have never heard of the Christians who have influenced the world. Paul would have remained a cruel Pharisee. Peter, James, and John would have died as simple fisherman. Mary would have been the wife of a carpenter, but nothing more. Thousands of pastors, including your own, would be unknown to most, and their ministry of blessing and comfort to thousands unfulfilled.

3. There would be no churches. Can you imagine a city—the whole world—without a single church for fellowship, restoration, and worship?

4. There would be no New Testament. The Scriptures would be promises unfulfilled, the mystery of the church unrevealed, and the joy of the New Covenant unknown.

5. Your sins would not be forgiven. The weight of sin would be an endless burden and a death sentence.

6. There would be no Christian writings to comfort us—neither song nor poem about the blessings of Christ would calm our fears in storms of trials.

7. There would be no Gospel—no good news—to share with the world. What is good in a message of works and condemnation?

8. Without a Gospel, there would be no missions programs. No missionaries would bring the Good News and transform lives around globe.

9. There would be no hope of the Resurrection. Death would only hold fear and torment instead of rest.

10. Most of the institutions of higher learning would not exist. Princeton, Harvard, and so many other universities were founded to educate preachers of the Gospel.

11. Most hospitals would not exist. The people and institutions would not be touched by the compassion of Christ which provokes them to help others.

12. There would be no YMCA, Red Cross, orphanages, or thousands of other organizations who exist simply to assist those with no one to help them. There would be no one to care for the widows and fatherless.

Would anyone wish to live in a world without Christ? The change Christ made in and through the lives of believers everywhere is incalculable. Thank God that Christ did come, He died yet still lives, and one day, He is coming again.

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