Saturday, March 3, 2007

Q'o'da' Day

"A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and
automatic machines is impatient of slower and less direct methods of
reaching their goals. We have been trying to apply machine-age methods
to our relations with God. We read our chapter, have our short
devotions and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward
bankruptcy by attending another gospel meeting or listening to another
thrilling story told by a religious adventurer lately returned from
afar. The tragic results of this spirit are all about us. Shallow
lives, hollow religious philosophies, the preponderance of the element
of fun in gospel meetings, the glorification of men, trust in religious
externalities, quasi-religious fellowships, salesmanship methods, the
mistaking of dynamic personality for the power of the Spirit: these and
such as these are the symptoms of an evil disease, a deep and serious
malady of the soul."

The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer

It pains me to say that this quote is nearly 60 years old,
and that we've learned very little since.

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