Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Cheap Salvation

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully;

but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

—2 Corinthians 4:2

Here again is seen the glaring discrepancy between biblical Christianity and that of present-day evangelicals, particularly in the United States....

To make converts here we are forced to play down the difficulties and play up the peace of mind and worldly success enjoyed by those who accept Christ. We must assure our hearers that Christianity is now a proper and respectable thing and that Christ has become quite popular with political bigwigs, well-to-do business tycoons and the Hollywood swimming pool set. Thus assured, hell-deserving sinners are coming in droves to "accept" Christ for what they can get out of Him; and though one now and again may drop a tear as proof of his sincerity, it is hard to escape the conclusion that most of them are stooping to patronize the Lord of glory much as a young couple might fawn on a boresome but rich old uncle in order to be mentioned in his will later on.

— Tozer


  1. Wow - such convicting words from Tozer!
    Sadly.. I think he's absolutely right in what he said!
    Thanks for sharing my friend..Trish

  2. How often we see the needs of the church to separate from the world, we need to fight the good fight! The world and it's values are taking over, but we have victory in Christ, we jsut need to remind ourself from time to time!


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