Reaching Down to the Lowest Sinner


A newspaper in Calcutta, India, related how a young Brahman came to the house of a Christian missionary for an interview. The reporter said, “Many things which Christianity contains, I find in Hinduism; but there is one thing which Christianity has and Hinduism has not.” “What is that?” the missionary asked. His reply was striking. “A Savior.”1

         “We have watched what God has done, and we stand ready to provide eyewitnesses to the reality that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone unites with our confession that Jesus is God’s own Son, then God truly lives in that person and that person lives in God” (1 John 4:14, 15).

      “Christ was really God, as though He were not man at all, and as really man, as though He were not God at all. Therefore, with one hand He can reach up – the equal with the Father, and with the other hand reach down to the lowest sinner in the world.”2

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  1. Knight’s Master Book of New Illustrations, by Walter B. Knight, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI, Copyright 1956, p. 598
  2. Follow Thou Me, by George W. Truett, D. D., Harper & Harper Publishers, New York and London, Copyright 1932, p. 97