Saturday, August 19, 2006

Quote of the Week

I came across this week's side bar quote when reading through my bloglines this morning. I had something else picked out, but this quote from A.W. Tozer seemed to fit with the Thomas Watson entries I've been posting daily, and also serves as a way of introducing you to Theopedia's blog. You can find a link for Theopedia in my side bar. It's a great resource.

“Bible exposition without moral application raises no opposition. It is only when the hearer is made to understand that truth is in conflict with his heart that resistance sets in. As long as people hear orthodox truth divorced from life they will attend and support churches and institutions without objection. The truth is a lovely song, become sweet by long and tender association; and since it asks nothing but a few dollars, and offers good music, pleasant friendships and a comfortable sense of well-being, it meets with no resistance from the faithful. Much that passes for New Testament Christianity is little more than objective truth sweetened with song and made palatable by religious entertainment.”

“Theological truth is useless until it is obeyed.”

A.W. Tozer, Of God and Men, pp. 26-27

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