Paul N. F. (8 Dec 2019)


By A. W. Tozer

. . .He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he
do also; and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go to my Father.                        -  John 14:12

       I don't mind telling you that it is my earnest faith that
all that is worthwhile in Christianity is a miracle!

      The trappings and paraphernalia and outward
dressings of Christianity are unnecessary - we could get
along nicely without them.

       But there is a series of miracles, throbbing and beating
within the divine message of God, and within the hearts
of those who believe truly - and that's about all there is
to the Christian faith.

       When Peter wrote that God "according to his
abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a living
hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"
he arrived at a major miracle of the New Testament.

       Peter was witnessing about a major miracle, that is,
being born again - begotten again! Supernatural grace
has been the teaching of the Christian Church from
Pentecost to the present hour.

       It is sad that some men are being forced from their
 pulpits because they have insisted upon preaching
 the supernatural quality of the acts of God. We stand
 with them in the belief that pure religion is a continuing
 perpetuation of a major miracle, and we cannot settle for
 just the mental quality of things.

      The new birth is the creating of a new man in the
heart, where another man has been. It is the putting of a
new man in the old man's place, and we are born anew!
It is a vital and unique work of God in human nature.

Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.