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Quote ~ A.W. Tozer

Posted By: Rick Bates

Quote ~ A.W. Tozer - Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:38 PM

“Christianity today is man-centered, not God-centered. God is made to wait patiently, even respectfully, on the whims of men. The image of God currently popular is that of a distracted Father, struggling in heartbroken desperation to get people to accept a Savior of whom they feel no need and in whom they have very little interest. To persuade these self-sufficient souls to respond to His generous offers God will do almost anything, even using salesmanship methods and talking down to them in the chummiest way imaginable. This view of things is, of course, a kind of religious romanticism which, while it often uses flattering and sometimes embarrassing terms in praise of God, manages nevertheless to make man the star of the show.”

By, A.W. Tozer
Posted By: Pilgrim

Re: Quote ~ A.W. Tozer - Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:06 PM

EXCELLENT quote! Thanks for sharing it. grin
Posted By: Rick Bates

Re: Quote ~ A.W. Tozer - Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:15 AM

You are welcome Pilgrim. The sad part is that Tozer probably said this some 60 or more years ago and nowadays it is so much worse. Man worships self and the great things he has done, instead of worshipping the one true God and the great things He has done.
Posted By: Pilgrim

Re: Quote ~ A.W. Tozer - Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:37 PM

Ain't the sad truth! And, I fear that it isn't going to improve any time soon. The nations of this world have blasphemed God in their willful ignorance of Him who created them. But far worse is the unbridled hatred of God among the nations who have tasted the goodness of God and received bountiful benevolence from His hand, e.g., The British Isles, Canada and America to name but three. Perhaps??????? the Spirit will once again come upon these nations, or perhaps some other, e.g., Africa, South America...and bring Reformation and then genuine revival to His Glory and a remnant from among the multitudes will experience the grace and mercy of God and salvation in Christ Jesus. shrug

Romans 9:13-28 (ASV) 13 Even as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated. 14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion. 16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy. 17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I raise thee up, that I might show in thee my power, and that my name might be published abroad in all the earth. 18 So then he hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will be hardeneth. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find fault? For who withstandeth his will? 20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus? 21 Or hath not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? 22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction: 23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory, 24 [even] us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles? 25 As he saith also in Hosea, I will call that my people, which was not my people; And her beloved, that was not beloved. 26 And it shall be, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, There shall they be called sons of the living God. 27 And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved: 28 for the Lord will execute [his] word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.
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