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.