1948 by Travis Evans
December 16, 2006, 12:33 pm
Filed under: Manly men of history

A.W. Tozer said this almost 60 years ago.  I wonder what he would say today?  

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… 

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. A. W. Tozer in The Pursuit of God. Christianity Today, Vol. 40, no. 2.


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I think he would use stonger language, because it has only gotten worse. Has Al Gore’s invention of the internet really helped us to be patient or discerning?

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