12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
Without Christ one has no light.
Christ is the light of the world. Light is the gift of Christ. "In him was light, and the light was the life of men." Men sit in darkness until Jesus appears. There can be no light to illumine the mind and the conscience. Man has no power to get light. He may strike the damp match of reason, but it will not yield him a clear flame.
Without Christ one has no peace.
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Without Christ one has no rest. Like a troubled sea.
Without Christ one has no hope.
Without Christ one doesn't have a royal priest to intercede for him.
24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Without Christ one is like a sheep without a Shepherd.
No atonement. Without Christ your sins are not atoned for; your transgressions are yet unburied; they walk the earth; they shall go before you to judgment; they shall clamor for your condemnation; they shall drag you down without hope.
No share in Christ's resurrection. He is coming, but not for those without Christ.
No one to wipe away the tears. The one without Christ has only weeping and gnashing of teeth to look forward to, the Bible says.
No Holy Spirit, no Helper.
Without Christ all the religious acts of men are worthless. Without Christ one's religion is dead, corrupt, a stench before God - for where there is no Christ there is no life. There is nothing in our life for God to see that can possibly please Him. And this is true, not of some, but of all who are without Christ. Moral people without Christ are lost as much as the immoral. Rich and respectable people, without Christ, will be as surely lost as the prostitute that walks the streets at midnight. Without Christ, though one should heap up your charitable donations, endow hospitals, etc., it would do you no good before God. All these things would profit you nothing.
We must be born again, and have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
I John 5:11-12
11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
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