|God offers life
but not an improved old life. The life He offers is life out of death.
It stands always on the far side of the cross. A sinner must be slayed
completely in order that Christ may live through him. He must repudiate
himself & concur in God's just sentence against him.
not diplomats but prophets, & our message is not a compromise but an
ultimatum: Repent & Believe or be condemned by God Almighty.
~ A.W. Tozer ~
Luke 9:23, 24 & 26 "If anyone wishes to
come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and
follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever
loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it."
6: 6-8 "...our old self was crucified with Him, in order that your body
of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves of
sin; for he who has died is freed from sin. Now if we have died with
Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him."