Today Christians no longer address unbelievers as “heathens,” “pagans,” “unregenerate,” “unsaved,” “reprobate,” or “sinners.” Instead, we kindly refer to them as “unchurched”, as if the Church is the unbeliever’s great need.
The Church cannot die to redeem a life dead in trespasses and sins.
The Church cannot convert the soul from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.
The Church cannot bestow the gift of eternal life.
The Church has no righteousness to bestow on the unrighteous.
The Church is not the goal in salvation, nor the means to salvation.
The Church is not what sinful men and women need, as if the Church can or has saved anyone. We have made Christianity about the Church – not Christ. People are without Christ and must be converted to Him, not to His Church. Once the reprobate is converted to Christ, he will then become part of the Church.
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).