What I Am Without Christ

Apart from the new birth…finally-alive-piper

1. We are dead in trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:1-2).
2. We are by nature children of wrath (Eph. 2:3).
3. We love darkness and hate the light (John 3:19-20).
4. Our hearts are hard like stone (Ezek. 36:26; Eph. 4:18).
5. We are unable to submit to God or please God (Rom. 8:7-8).
6. We are unable to accept the gospel (Eph. 4:18; 1 Cor. 2:14).
7. We are unable to come to Christ or embrace him as Lord (John 6:44, 65; 1 Cor. 12:3).
8. We are slaves to sin (Rom. 6:17).
9. We are slaves of Satan (Eph. 2:1-2; 2 Tim 2:24-26).
10. No good thing dwells in us (Rom. 7:18).

[Thanks to Justin for posting these reminders from John Piper’s new book Finally Alive.]

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