Paul N. F. (18 July 2011)


By A. W. Tozer

I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be
preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ.                              -   -   1 Thessalonians 5:23

    I am not surprised that I still meet people who do not
believe that Jesus Christ is going to return to earth.  In
fact, some of them, armed with their own Bibles and
interpretations, are insistent on setting me 'straight'.

    One gentleman has written saying that I have it all
wrong, and that Paul did not mean what I had said he
meant as I applied Paul's statement to everyday life.

     I took time to write a reply: "When it comes to saying
what he meant, Paul's batting average has been pretty
good up to now. So, I will string along with what Paul
plainly, clearly said."

     I did not figure I needed someone to straighten me
out -- particularly someone who had decided the Bible
does not mean what it says.

     No one is going to argue me out of my faith in what
God has revealed and what God has said. As far as I am
concerned, it is a fact that Jesus is coming again.

   The question I do raise is this: Are we prepared
spiritually for His coming?  Are we tolerating conditions
in our midst that will cause us embarrassment when
He does come?

Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.