The Tozer Anthology

As reported in the December 1, 2012 issue.

Compiled by Harry Verploegh


Christianity was never intended to be an “ethical system” with Jesus Christ at the head.

Our Lord did not come into the world 2,000 years ago to launch Christianity as a new religion or a new system. He came with eternal purpose. He came as the center of all things. Actually, He came to be our religion.

He came in person, in the flesh, to be God’s salvation to the very ends of the earth. He did not come just to delegate power to others to heal or cure or bless. He came to be the blessings, for all the blessings and the full glory of God are to be found in His person.

Jesus Christ came in the fullness of time to be God’s salvation. He was to be God’s cure for all that was wrong with the human race.

He came to deliver us from our moral and spiritual disorders—but it must also be said He came to deliver us from our own remedies.

Mankind is still inventing new ways of self-treatment and medication for failures and weaknesses and wrongdoing, even in our own day, not recognizing that the cure has already come.

All Christianity offers is Jesus Christ the Lord, and Him alone—for He is enough! Your relation to Jesus Christ is really the all-important matter in this life.

That is both good news and bad news. It is good news for all who have met our Savior and know Him intimately and personally. It is bad news for those who hope to get into heaven some other way!

—from Tragedy in the Church, originally from The Alliance Weekly, September 17, 1980.

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