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.
The first chapter if the book, “God’s love for Man” illustrates the quality of God’s love. His acceptance can be seen when we look around us and to the nature that surrounds us to then understand a little more about God and his mercy. Through sin we broke “God’s rule of love” yet in his infinite mercy he gave his only begotten son to pay the price for our redemption. This is …show more content…
Though He speaks to us through nature and revelation, we also need to commune with Him through prayer. Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as a friend and without it the whispered temptations of the enemy entice them to sin.
The twelfth chapter of the book,” What to do with Doubt”, illustrates that there are many mysteries in the Bible and the inability of the finite minds to fully comprehend the character of the works of the Infinite One, causes doubt in many. God desires man to exercise his reasoning powers in the study of the Bible, but to open the word Of God without reverence and prayer and without guidance from Him would be apparently difficult. When you approach with His guidance He will make it plain and simple.
The last chapter of the book, "Rejoicing in the Lord," is a summary on how we, Christians, should behave towards others. Therefore, we should choose to live and grow into Christ, looking up to him as the greatest model of righteousness and depending on him to give us this righteousness in exchange for the burden of our sins that He is carrying.
Steps to Christ have given me a valuable insight into the matchless love of God. The thought has a subduing power upon the soul and brings the mind into captivity to the will of God. The author has shown the more we study the divine character in the light of the cross, the more we see