Paul N. F. (10 May 2011)


        By A. W. Tozer

      These have washed their robes, and made them
    white in the blood of the Lamb.   Revelation 7:14

            I insist that if we are burdened with genuine
    concern,  we have the responsibility of examining
    the true spiritual condition of men and women within
    the church's ranks.

            We do live in a time of soft, easy Christianity. It
    is an era marked by a polite "nibbling" around the edges
    of the Word of God. There is a mindset within present
    day Christianity that supposes one should get into
    trouble or suffer embarrassment for Christ's sake!

            My brethren, what does it mean to be loyal to
    Jesus Christ? To confess that Jesus Himself is more
    important to us than anything else in the world?

            Many find it hard to understand how large
    numbers of Christian believers could have died for
    their faith in our own generation!  With a sense of
    distant admiration, we call  them  simple-hearted
    nationals.  God  calls them overcomers!

            Professing Christians in our North American
    churches  can hardly comprehend so costly a price
    for the faith we take  for  granted.  Material
    prosperity and popular  acceptance have sapped
    the vitality of our Christian witness!

       Yours in Christ,
        Paul N. F.