I want the presence of God Himself, or I don’t want anything at all to do with religion.
You would never get me interested in an old social club with a little bit of
Christianity thrown in to give it respectability. I want all God has or I don’t want any.
I wonder how many professing Christians in our day have truly and completely abandoned
themselves to Jesus Christ as their Lord. We are very busy telling people to “accept” Christ,
and that seems to be the only word that is used. We try to arrange a painless acceptance.
The world lives in such a time of crisis. Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing.
We dare not settle down to try to live as if things were normal.
Nowhere in the Bible are we led to believe that we can use Jesus as a Saviour and not own Him as Lord.
He is the Lord, and it is as Lord that He saves us, because He has all the offices of Saviour, Lord,
High Priest, and wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
– A. W. Tozer