Jesus said: "I am the vine, ye are the branches." As a branch of the old Adamic stock, I "brought forth wild grapes." As a partaker of Christ, I have been grafted into Him. When I believe into Christ crucified, I was cut off, cut away from my former natural connections, and grafted into Christ, the living Vine. E. J. Pace said, "Some time ago near my home in Florida I had occasion to visit a citrus nursery, and I asked the man in charge to show me how he grafted fruit. He led me to the grove of young trees. He then carefully cut from a little sapling a very small twig with a swelling bud at the end of it, and proceeding to another tree nearby he deliberately cut in the back of it a cross, and where the tree was expressly cut to receive it he deftly inserted the scion."
A friend once asked Dr. E. J. Pace whether he believed in a personal devil. The doctor replied with emphasis, "No." The friend's only answer was a lifting of the eyebrows as though wondering at his heterodoxy. The Dr. Pace proceeded to clear himself, saying, "I most certainly believe that there is a personal devil, but far be it from me to believe in him, for he is a liar and the father of lies, as Jesus said."