Tell the Whole Truthby A.W.Tozer on September 20, 2012
Tell the Whole Truth
"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began"(Titus 1:2)
It is sad indeed to know that there are
Christian leaders among us who are too timid to tell the people all the truth.
They are now asking men and women to give to God only that which costs them
The contemporary moral
climate does not favor a faith as tough and fibrous as that taught by our Lord
and His apostles. Christ calls men to carry His cross; we call them to have
fun in His name!
He calls them to suffer; we call them to enjoy all the bourgeois comforts modern civilization affords!
He calls them to holiness;
we call them to a cheap and tawdry happiness that would have been rejected with
scorn by the least of the Stoic philosophers!
When will believers learn
that to love righteousness it is necessary to hate sin? That to accept Christ it
is necessary to reject self? That a friend of the world is an enemy of God? Let
us not be shocked by the suggestion that there is a cost to the life in
—Renewed Day by Day - Volume Two