Tag «A.W. Tozer»

Two Opposite Dangers in the Church

In the Church of God two opposite dangers are to be recognized and avoided; they are a cold heart and a hot head. It may be said without qualification that there can never be too much fire, if it is the true fire of God; and it can be said as certainly that there cannot …

We Must Never Edit God

But also we must worship Him in truth. Now the worshiper must submit to truth. I can’t worship God acceptably unless I have accepted what God has said about five things. Before my worship is accepted I must accept what God has said about Himself. We must never edit God.We must never, never, apologize for …

Tozer on Preaching

The differences between the orator and the prophet are many and radical, the chief being that the orator speaks for himself while the prophet speaks for God. The orator originates his message and is responsible to himself for its content. The prophet originates nothing but delivers the message he has received from God who alone …

The Local Church

The church is found wherever the Holy Spirit has drawn together a few persons who trust Christ for their salvation, worship God in spirit, and have no dealings with the world and the flesh. The members may by necessity be scattered over the surface of the earth and separated by distance and circumstances, but in …

Tozer on Persecution

The Warfare of the Christian is like foreign missions, romantic to talk about but drably realistic to live through. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs provides a delightful thrill in the reading, but I doubt that any of the martyrs themselves enjoyed their dyings as much as we enjoy reading about them. The habit of speaking always …

The Christian Church

But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. 1 Corinthians 12:18 The Christian Church is the assembly of redeemed saints. That is stating it as basically as possible. And in what is probably the most fundamental teaching in the New Testament concerning Christ and His …

Tozer on Antinomianism

Fundamental Christianity in our times is deeply influenced by that ancient enemy of righteousness, antinomianism. The creed of the antinomian is easily stated: We are saved by faith alone; works have no place in salvation; conduct is works, and is therefore of no importance. What we do cannot matter as long as we believe rightly. …

Total Commitment to Christ

There are a great many bogus Christs among us these days. John Owen, the old Puritan, warned people in his day: “You have an imaginary Christ and if you are satisfied with an imaginary Christ you must be satisfied with imaginary salvation.” There is only one Christ and the truly saved man has an attachment …

What Is It To Accept Jesus?

This is the very first time I was introduce to A. W. Tozer. I have appreciated him ever since. So much so, I own his entire collection of works. Though I don’t agree with everything he believes (minor doctrine), he is still one my heroes of the faith. This sermon, is him preaching at a …

Church Activity

“Many, perhaps most, of the activities engaged in by the average church do not contribute in any way to the accomplishing of the true work of Christ on earth.“ From Tozer’s “That Incredible Christian”, 1964, page 169