IF JESUS CAME TODAY
By A.W. Tozer
We will not have this man to reign over us. Luke 19:14
People have asked me if our present generation would
gladly accept Jesus if He came at this time, instead of
2,000 years ago. I have to believe that history does repeat
In our own day, many who want to follow the Christian
traditions still balk and reject a thorough-going spiritual
housecleaning within their own lives.
When Jesus came, many realized that it would mean
probable financial loss for them to step out and follow
Christ. Also, many of those men and women who
considered the claims of Christ in His day knew that
following Him would call for abrupt and drastic changes
in their patterns of living. The proud and selfish aspects
of their lives would have been disturbed.
Beyond that, there was an almost complete disdain for
the inward spiritual life which Jesus taught as a necessity
for mankind; that it is the pure in heart who will see God!
I am afraid that humanity's choice would still be the
same today. People are still more in love with money and
pride and pleasure than they are with God and His
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.