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

Friday, September 14, 2012

Don’t Lay Yourself Open to Error


When people avert their ears from the truth, they lay themselves open to every Satanic influence, and are easily turned aside to error.  Instead of being in correct adjustment to the truth, namely, that of seeking it for the purpose of appropriating it, these people have put themselves out of adjustment and have been consequently wrenched out of place.  They have become dislocated, put out of joint.  Like a dislocated arm which has no freedom of action, they have given themselves over to a delusion which incapacitates them for any independent thinking along religious lines which they might do for themselves.
Kenneth S. Wuest, Word Studies in the Greek New Testament, Vol 2, p.158

2 comments:

ali said...

A little leaven does indeed spoil the entire loaf.

Ron Livesay said...

It may seem redundant, but it is appropriate to quote 2 Timothy 4:4 here. "...and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables."