Michael Horton hat für CT die Frage beantwortet, warum wir Jesus brauchen:
Biblical faith emphasizes that we cannot ascend to God on our own; rather, the God of the Bible descends down to us. Our inner self is not the playground of „spirit,“ but the haunted plains on which we build our towers of Babel. In other words, our hearts are idol factories, in bondage to sin and spin. As Jeremiah declared, „The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?“ (17:9, ESV, used throughout). We look for a god we can manage rather than the God who is actually there.
In Romans 1 and 2, Paul affirms this. He says that everyone knows God exists and is a sovereign, righteous, and all-knowing judge. Jew and Gentile alike know God’s moral will and so „are without excuse,“ but „by their unrighteousness suppress the truth“ (1:18-23). Quoting the psalmist, Paul presents the universal indictment: „… all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written, ‚None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one‘?“ (Rom. 3:9-12).