CONFESS CHRIST'S LORDSHIP
By A. W. Tozer
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord,
so walk ye in him. Colossians 2:6
I think it is a completely wrong concept in Christian
circles to look upon Jesus as a kind of divine nurse to
whom we can go when sin has made us sick, and after He
has helped us, to say, "Goodbye, Jesus" and go on our
Suppose I go into a hospital in need of a blood
transfusion. After the staff has ministered to me and given
their services, do I just slip out with a cheery
"goodbye" as though I owe them nothing and it was
kind of them to help me in my time of need?
That may sound far out to you, but it draws a picture of
attitudes among us today.
But the Bible never in any way gives us such a concept
of salvation. Nowhere are we ever led to believe that we
can use Jesus as a Savior and not own Him as our Lord.
He is the Lord and as the Lord He saves us, because He
has all of the offices of Savior, Christ, High Priest, and
Wisdom and Righteousness and Sanctification and
He is all of these, and all of these are embodied in Him
as Christ, the Lord!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.