COMPROMISE IS COSTLY
By A. W. Tozer
I pray . . . that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Christianity today is so entangled with this present
world that millions never guess how radically they have
missed the New Testament pattern.
Compromise is everywhere---but actually no real union
between the world and the Church is possible. When the
Church joins up with the world it is the true Church no
longer, but only a pitiful hybrid thing, an object of smiling
contempt to the world, and an abomination to the Lord!
Nothing could be clearer than the pronouncements of
the Scriptures on the Christian's relation to the world. The
confusion which gathers around this matter results from the
unwillingness of professing Christians to take the Word of
the Lord seriously.
This whole thing is spiritual in its essence. A Christian
is what he is, not by ecclesiastical manipulation, but by the
new birth. He is a Christian because of a Spirit which
dwells in him. Only that which is born by the Spirit is
spirit, no matter how many church dignitaries work on it!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.