Spiritual freedom is not a characteristic or present-day Christianity. We are still, stifled, inwardly tied-up Christians….We live off the surface roots, not from the depths. The surface roots go out into the cultural, educational, economic, social, political, perhaps also the thin religious life of our churches, and they draw sustenance from these. But it leaves the life stunted, for the taproot has not gone deep into God.
E. Stanley Jones, Victorious Living, p. 85.