Wednesday, March 6, 2019

True and False with Tozer

  1. True or false. We can admire without worshiping but we cannot worship without admiring, because worship is admiration carried to infinitude. In the same way, we can honor what we do not worship, but we cannot worship the one we do not honor. 
  2. True or false. We can love without worshiping but we cannot worship without loving. 
  3. True or false. We use divine language in such a common way that when we try to rise to the exalted and divine level we find ourselves using words that do not express anything. 
  4. True or false. We are saved to worship God. All that Christ has done for us in the past and all that He is doing now leads to this one end. That is why we were born and that is why we are born again from above. That is why we were created and that is why we have been recreated. 
  5. True or false. True worship of God must be a constant and consistent attitude or state of mind within the believer. 
  6. True or false. We can't worship these days because we do not have a high enough opinion of God. God has been reduced, modified, edited, changed, and amended until He is not the God Isaiah saw high and lifted up but something else. 
  7. True or false. Worship originates with God and comes back to us and is reflected from us, as a mirror. 
  8. True or false. A heretic is not a man who denies all of the truth, he's just a very persnickety man who picks out what he likes and rejects the rest. Heresy means I take what I like and I reject what I don't like. 
  9. True or false. Whatever keeps me from the Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to be. Whatever engages my attention when I should be meditating on God and things eternal does injury to my soul. Let the cares of life crowd out the Scriptures from my mind and I have suffered loss where I can least afford it. Let me accept anything else instead of Scriptures and I have been cheated and robbed to my eternal confusion. 
  10. True or false. A true fear of God is a beautiful thing, for it is worship, it is love, it is veneration. It is a high moral happiness because God is. 
  11. True or false. The man who has met God is not looking for something--he has found it; he is not searching for light--upon him the Light has already shined. 
  12. True or false. There are millions who cannot live without amusement; life without some form of entertainment for them is simply intolerable. 
  13. True or false. We have simplified until Christianity amounts to this: God is love; Jesus died for you; believe, accept, be jolly, have fun and tell others. And away we go--that is the Christianity of our day. 
  14. True or false. The cross stands high above the opinions of men and to that cross all opinions must come at last for judgment. 
  15. True or false. The church that can't worship must be entertained.
  16. True or false. The devil is busy brainwashing us and conditioning us little by little and feeding his ideas into the church. The counsel of the ungodly comes and as the ideas of the ungodly enter the Church the ideas of God go out. As the the counsel of the ungodly comes in, the counsel of God goes out. 
  17. True or false. In our day, the churches are trying to offer such a blend and such a compromise between heaven and hell. Some pastors feel that this is the way to get along with people and to improve the church's public relations. 
  18. True or false.  Christ calls men to carry a cross; we call them to have fun in His name. He calls them to forsake the world; we assure them that if they but accept Jesus the world is their oyster. He calls them to suffer; we call them to enjoy all the bourgeois comforts modern civilization affords...He calls them to holiness; we call them to a cheap and tawdry happiness that would have been rejected with scorn by the least of the Stoic philosophers. 

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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