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
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Monday, May 12, 2014

What Is the Modern "Church" Winning People To?

Any objection to the carryings on of our present gold-calf Christianity is met with the triumphant reply, “but we are winning them!”  And winning them to what?  To true discipleship?  To cross-carrying?  To self-denial?  To separation from the world?  To crucifixion of the flesh?  To holy living?  To nobility of character?  To a despising of the world’s treasures?  To hard self-discipline?  To love for God?  To total commitment to Christ?  Of course the answer to all these questions is no.

A.W. Tozer, “Man, The Dwelling Place of God.”


Anonymous said...

This Tozer quote needs to be emailed to many pastors across the USA...

And these pastors wonder why they don't see any growth in all the people they "won" to Christ.


Joe said...

Too many pastors today think the gospel, itself, is not exciting enough to attract people. I think that's because they, themselves, are bored by it. That is one of the biggest tragedies of our time.