Friday, August 13, 2010

Another Good Quote

This week's Tozer quotes are really good. I want to share another one with you today:

But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness and handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. --2 Corinthians 4:2

Here again is seen the glaring discrepancy between Biblical Christianity and that of present-day evangelicals, particularly in the United States....

To make converts here we are forced to play down the difficulties and play up the peace of mind and worldly success enjoyed by those who accept Christ. We must assure our hearers that Christianity is now a proper and respectable thing and that Christ has become quite popular with political bigwigs, well-to-do business tycoons and the Hollywood swimming pool set. Thus assured, hell-deserving sinners are coming in droves to "accept" Christ for what they can get out of Him; and though one now and again may drop a tear as proof of his sincerity, it is hard to escape the conclusion that most of them are stooping to patronize the Lord of glory much as a young couple might fawn on a boresome but rich old uncle in order to be mentioned in his will later on. Born After Midnight, 17.

Have a blessed weekend. Peace.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

What? Coming to know Christ doesn't mean all good things are headed our way?

I was reading Matthew 10 the other day and when I got to verse 34 it hit me unlike any other time I have read it. "Do not suppose I have come to bring peace to the world. I did not come to bring peace but a sword." Jesus came to engage in battle, a battle we are still fighting. I'm not a historical scholar but I don't think many battles allow the combatants to enjoy the good life.

Most of my life hasn't been lived out with the idea of Jesus bringing a sword but each day I feel more equipped to join the fray and engage the enemy knowing I fully armored by the almighty God.