Paul N. F. (11 Nov 2010)


          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

             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

         Yours in Christ,
         Paul N. F.