Tag: Believe

Faith and Obedience

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

What is our answer to the many confused persons who keep asking, “How can we know that we have come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ?

First, we stand together on the basic truth that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. A second fact is that men and women are saved by faith in Christ alone, without works and without our merit. However, the fact that Christ came to save sinners is not enough; that fact in itself cannot save us. Now in our day, the issues of believing faith and the gift of eternal life are clouded and confused by an “easy acceptance” that has been fatal to millions who may have stopped short in matters of faith and obedience. Faith is believing and receiving as in Acts 16:31: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved;” and in John 1:12: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe in his name.

by A.W. Tozer

Faith Must be Restored

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief. Hebrews 3:12

The Bible tells about man’s being alienated from and an enemy to God. Should this sound harsh or extreme you have only to imagine your closest friend coming to you and stating in cold seriousness that he no longer has any confidence in you. “I do not trust you. I have lost confidence in your character. I am forced to suspect every move you make“—such a declaration would instantly alienate friends by destroying the foundation upon which every friendship is built. Until your former friend’s opinion of you had been reversed, there could be no further communion. People do not go boldly to God and profess that they have no confidence in Him and they usually do not witness publicly to their low view of God. The frightful thing, however, is that people everywhere act out their unbelief with a consistency that is more convincing than words. Christianity provides a way back from this place of unbelief and alienation: “He that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” God took the wrong upon Himself in order that the one who committed the wrong might be saved!

by A.W. Tozer