By A. W. Tozer
They . . . are choked with cares and riches and pleasures
of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. - - Luke 8:14
I believe we are mistaken in Christian life and theology
when we try to add the "deeper life" to an imperfect
salvation, obtained through an imperfect concept of the
Under the working of the Spirit of God through men
like Finney and Wesley, no one would ever have dared to
say, "I am a Christian" if he had not surrendered his
whole being, taking Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior!
Today, we let them say they are saved no matter how
imperfect and incomplete the transaction, with the
proviso that the deeper Christian life can be "tacked on"
at some time in the future.
Brethren, I believe we must put the blame on faulty
teaching---teaching that is filled with self-deception.
Let us look unto Jesus our Lord---high and holy,
wearing the crown. Lord of Lords and King of all, having
a perfect right to command full obedience from all of His
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.