But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. Ephesians 4:15
Today, as in all the centuries, true Christians are an enigma to the world, a thorn in the flesh of Adam, a puzzle to angels, the delight of God and a habitation of the Holy Spirit!
Our fellowship ought to take in all of the true children of God, regardless of who and where and what, if they are washed in the blood, born of the Spirit, walking with God the Father, begotten unto a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ and rejoicing in the salvation to be revealed!
The true Christian fears God with a trembling reverence and yet he is not afraid of God at all. He draws nigh to Him with full assurance of faith and victory, and yet at the same time is trembling with holy awe and fear.
The world will never understand that the Christian, though born on earth, still knows by faith that he is a citizen of heaven!
Some of our critics say: “You Christians talk about yourself and your relation to God as if you were God’s very best!”
I have a good answer to that. The very Christian who believes that he is the apple of God’s eye is the same unselfish Christian who is giving sacrificially of his money, sending his sons and daughters or going himself to preach the gospel to the least and the last of the peoples of the earth!