We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer

Monday, February 27, 2012

“People don’t often go heretical all at once....”

“People don’t often go heretical all at once. It is gradual. And they do not do so intentionally most of the time. They slip into it through shoddiness and laziness in handling the word of truth.… All it takes to start the road to heresy is a craving for something new and different, a flashy new idea, along with a little laziness or carelessness or lack of precision in handling the truth of God. All around us today are startling reminders of doctrinal slippage and outright failure. In case after case someone who should have known the truth of God better failed in upholding that truth.”
  • Robert Thomas, Precision as God’s Will for My Life Pamphlet, The Master’s Seminary, 1989.
Hat tip to Sola Sisters

1 comment:

ali said...

Sounds strangly like the snake in the garden as he ask Eve;

'has G-d "really" said....'

Indeed our G-d is loooong suffering.