Testimonies to Southern Africa


Appeal to Follow Christ

Christ is the touchstone of all hearts. He is the revealer of the Father and of the Father's love. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” “No man knoweth the Father save the Son, and He to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.” TSA 59.2

Christ is also the revealer of the hearts of men. He is the exposer of sin. By Him the characters of all are to be tested. To Him all judgment has been committed, “because He is the Son of man.” TSA 59.3

Then what is the work that you are to do? You are to receive the precious Saviour as your very best friend, and honour Him by doing His will. “As many as received Him,”—choosing Him above all other friends,—“to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believed on His name.” Receive Him as your light and life. He so loved you that He died that you might live forever. Believe in Him. Regard Him as your best and truest friend. Come to Him, saying, “Lord, I give myself to Thee just as I am. I have wasted many years of the life that Thou didst redeem by the sacrifice of Thine own life. Wilt Thou forgive me?” TSA 59.4

Christ has made it possible for you to be received as a member of the royal family, a child of the heavenly King. The Saviour will receive you as you come to Him, and will give you power to overcome. He declares “This is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” Will you not appreciate this great gift of life, eternal life in the kingdom of God? Read in the Scriptures of the advantages offered to those who live for Christ, and you will see that those who live for self will at last lose all. Do not allow the world to engross your thoughts. Take your position on the side of Christ. Be willing to share the trials and disappointments and self-denials that came to Him in the life that He lived for us on this earth.—Letter 226, 1903. TSA 60.1