In the Name of Purpose:

Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity

Tamara Hartzell

This book is gratefully dedicated to my parents

for raising me in a church that grounded me in

the truth and taught me to stand up for the truth.


In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity


Copyright © 2006 by Tamara Hartzell. All rights reserved.

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All Scripture quotations are taken from the Authorized King James Bible.


To my beloved husband, for your faithful love, prayers, and tremendous support undergirding this long and burdensome task I give you my deepest love and gratitude.


To all who have supported me in various ways throughout and have made this work possible, thank you from the bottom of my heart.


To my precious Lord, absolutely nothing compares to the priceless privilege of knowing You, in daily life and for all eternity. Words are inadequate in expressing my deep gratitude for all that You are and all that You do. You are life’s greatest Treasure.

If I gained the world, but lost the Savior,

Would my gain be worth the life-long strife?

Are all earthly pleasures worth comparing

For a moment with a Christ-filled life?…

O the joy of having all in Jesus!

What a balm the broken heart to heal!

Ne’er a sin so great, but He’ll forgive it,

Nor a sorrow that He does not feel!

If I have but Jesus, only Jesus,

Nothing else in all the world beside—

O then ev’rything is mine in Jesus;

For my needs and more He will provide.


—Anna Ölander, 19041

Proceed to Note to the Reader


1.  From the hymn “If I Gained the World, but Lost the Savior” by Anna Ölander, 1904, Trans. Composite, from the Swedish; THE HYMNAL of The Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of America (Chicago, Illinois: Covenant Press, 1950), 397.

Copyright © 2006 Tamara Hartzell. All rights reserved.