instant Christianity

AW Tozer writes against what he calls “instant Christianity.”  An approach to faith that somehow negates discipleship, disconnects from relationship, and fails to see Christianity as a journey of life.

“Instant Christianity tends to make faith in Christ terminal and so smothers the desire for spiritual advance.  It fails to understand the true nature of the Christian life, which is not static but dynamic and expanding.  It overlooks the fact that a new Christian is a living organism as certainly as a new baby is, and must have nourishment and exercise to assure normal growth.  It does not consider that faith in Christ sets up a personal relationship between two intelligent moral beings, God and the reconciled man, and no single encounter between God and a creature made in His image could ever be sufficient to establish an intimate friendship between them….”

Glory to God!


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