By A.W. Tozer
But without faith it is impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Too many Christian leaders, acting like enthusiastic
promoters, are teaching that the essence of faith is this:
"Come to Jesus - it will cost you nothing!"
The price has all been paid, "it will cost you nothing!"
Brethren, that is a dangerous half-truth. There is always a
price connected with salvation and with discipleship.
God's grace is free, no doubt about that. No one in the
wide world can make any human payment towards the
plan of salvation or the forgiveness of sins.
I take issue on Bible grounds with the statement that
"everyone in the world has faith, all you have to do is
turn your faith loose."
That is truly a misconception of what the Bible teaches
about men and God and faith. Actually, faith is a rare and
wonderful plant that lives and grows only in the penitent
The teaching that every one has faith is simply a form of
humanism in the guise of Christianity. I warn you that
any faith that belongs to everybody is not the faith that
saves. But it is that faith which is a gift of God to the
broken and the contrite heart!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.