CHRISTIANITY IS WHAT CHRIST SAYS IT IS
By A. W. Tozer
Set your affection on things above, not on things
on the earth. -- Colossians 3:2
No one who knows what the New Testament is
about will worry over the charge that Christianity is
Of course it is -- and that is precisely where its
Christianity, which is faith in Christ, trust in His
promises and obedience to His commandments, rests
down squarely upon the Person of Christ.
What He is, what He did and what He is doing -- these
provide a full guarantee that the Christian's hopes are
Christianity is what Christ says it is. His power becomes
operative toward us as we accept His words as final and
yield our souls to believe and obey.
Christ is not on trial; He needs no character witnesses to
establish His trustworthiness!
He came as the Eternal God in time's low tabernacle. He
stands before no human tribunal, but all men stand before
Him now and shall stand for judgment at the last.
Let any man bring the faith of Christ to the bar of man's
opinion, let him try to prove that the teachings of Christ are
in harmony with this philosophy or that religion, and he is
in fact rejecting Christ while seeking to defend Him!
Let no one apologize for the powerful emphasis Christianity
lays upon the basic doctrine of the world to come. When
Christ arose from death and ascended into heaven, He
established forever three important facts; namely, that this
world has been condemned to ultimate dissolution, that the
human spirit persists beyond the grave and that there is
indeed a world to come!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.