Tag: Salvation

Salvation’s Price

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

But without faith it is impossible to please him. Hebrews 11:6

Too many Christian leaders, acting like enthusiastic promoters, are teaching that the essence of faith is this: “Come to Jesus—it will cost you nothing! The price has all been paid—it will cost you nothing!” Brethren, that is a dangerous half-truth. There is always a price connected with salvation and with discipleship. God’s grace is free, no doubt about that. No one in the wide world can make any human payment towards the plan of salvation or the forgiveness of sins. I take issue on Bible grounds with the statement that “Everyone in the world has faith; all you have to do is turn your faith loose.” That is truly a misconception of what the Bible teaches about men and God and faith. Actually, faith is a rare and wonderful plant that lives and grows only in the penitent soul. The teaching that every one has faith is simply a form of humanism in the guise of Christianity. I warn you that any faith that belongs to everybody is not the faith that saves. It is not that faith which is a gift of God to the broken and contrite heart!

by A.W. Tozer

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