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“This concept of the Christian life as a journey to be taken, a growth to be attained, is being lost to us through two widely separated modern errors.

“The first is that of the liberal, who cheerfully advises the unrenewed sinner to continue in the Christian life, overlooking the important fact that he has no life in which to continue. Where there has been no impartation of life to the soul of the man, growth and development are impossible. To assume that a saving act of God has been done in a man’s heart when in reality no such act has been done is to set the soul of the man in mortal jeopardy and all but guarantee his final ruin.

“The second error is found among us evangelicals. This error is the exact opposite of the liberal’s, which assume spiritual life to be present when it is not; this one assumes that life is not there when it is. Unless every Christian virtue is in the soul, it flatly denies that any virtue is there at all. It requires all babies to be born full grown, and all pilgrims to reach their destination the same moment they set out on their journey.”

-A. W. Tozer, The Size of the Soul, p.86

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