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White, Ellen G. Steps to Christ. Phoenix, Arizona: Inspiration Books, 1991.
Steps to Christ concentrates on God's inclusive love for His people and His merciful nature. Ellen White addresses how we can all be saved by grace and how we can become better Christians. She dedicates each chapter to describe ways to get closer to God, following a set of steps that require higher and higher dedication and more understanding of God's wisdom; Steps that will lead you to God; Steps to Christ.
In my opinion, the most critical points the author presents in Steps to Christ are the ones dealing with Repentance and with Doubt. Repentance is a delicate matter because it relates to the fact that some people might think that they are repenting from their sins when in fact they are just doing it out of fear of being punished; they are not truly lamenting the sins that they committed; they lament the suffering that will take place because of their sins.
The second Critical point of this book is the chapter that deals with Doubt because one can never be certain about everything and there are a lot of things that we don't know for sure concerning the nature of God. Our human nature does not help us either on this question because we are naturally curious and we always want to know the answers for everything. Therefore, we have to help those who do not understand this concept and explain to them that there will be a day when we will have all the answers to our questions and that our human minds are to simple to comprehend the complexity of our Lord.
The first chapter of the book, "God's Love for Man, was written to show us the quality of God's love. It illustrates the inclusiveness and the acceptance presented to us by God and how we can just look around us and to the nature that surrounds us to understand a little more about God and his mercy. We learn that even though we are sinners, separated from God by "breaking his rule of love," we receive blessings at every moment. "God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son..." Jesus, the one and only Son of God, that was once "one" with God, was brought to earth to feel the burden of our own sins. That is how much God loves us, his children, and his kingdom. (John 3:16)
The second chapter of the book, "The Sinner's Need of Christ," reminds us that when man was created he was a perfect being, with no sin and no separation from God. When transgression takes place, man now being apart from God and in sin, there is a need to find a bridge or a way of communication to "reclaim the lost, and bring them back to the Father's house." This bridge is established by the c
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