Necessity of Lordship

“[It is a] twentieth-century heresy that Christ is Savior only by right, Lord by ‘option’ of the ‘believer.’ This denial of the only Master and Lord, preach[es] only half of His person, declaring only partially the truth as it is in Jesus Christ[.] [The gospel] must be preached with the full apprehension of who He is, the demanding Lord as well as the delivering Savior….Denial of the Lordship of the Lord. That is disobedience which in any way makes pliable the requirement of God, for it makes God not God. -June 7, 1950

-Jim Elliot, in Elisabeth Elliot, ed., The Journals of Jim Elliot (Old Tappan, NJ: Revell, 1978), 253