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The Tozer Anthology

As reported in the June 1, 2012 issue.

Compiled by Harry Verploegh

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Men and women can be respectable and religious and prayerful and careful and ask the right questions and talk about religion—and still be lost!

It appears that most people go to church for consolation. In fact, we have now fallen upon times when religion is mostly for consolation. We are now in the grip of the cult of peace—peace of mind, peace of heart, peace of soul—and we want to relax and have the great God Almighty pat our heads and comfort us. This has become religion.

If I come to Jesus Christ without any confession of guilt, simply to gain some benefit, I still have woe upon me, as did the Pharisees before me! But if my guilt drives me to Jesus, then I have my guilt taken from me and I find mercy.

There is a purging element in Christianity.

There is a sense in which our bodies actually veil us from one another. We are uncertain. We shake a hand and look at a face. The influence of that hand or face is a physical thing—and the real you, the inner man, is deeper than that, and beyond and past all of that.

We are telling people that the easiest thing in the world is to accept Jesus Christ, and I wonder what has happened to our Christian theology which no longer contains any hint of what it should mean to be completely and utterly abandoned to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

—from Who Put Jesus on the Cross?

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