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

Saturday, July 5, 2014

One Must Know God to Lead Worship

"How can one lead us to worship God when that person does not have a true knowledge of the Almighty?  Far too often one's ability to sing, play an instrument, or write a song is more important than the content of his or her teaching, theology, and doctrine.  And our worship reflects it."

James R. White, "Loving the Trinity," Christian Research Journal, Vol. 21/No. 4,  p.41

1 comment:

Joe said...

Some of what passes for worship just makes me emit a big, pitiful sigh.