Tozer Devotional

Sat, August 26, 2023

Complete Antithesis

The Christian faith, based upon the New Testament, teaches the complete antithesis between the Church and the world. I have noted this briefly in a previous chapter, but the matter is so important to the seeking soul that I feel that I must here go into the whole thing a little further.

It is no more than a religious platitude to say that the trouble with us today is that we have tried to bridge the gulf between two opposites, the world and the Church, and have performed an illicit marriage for which there is no biblical authority. Actually no real union between the world and the Church is possible. When the Church joins up with the world, it is the true Church no longer but only a pitiful hybrid thing, an object of smiling contempt to the world and an abomination to the Lord.

Verse

The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. John 14:17

Thought

When the Church joins up with the world, it is the true Church no longer but only a pitiful hybrid thing, an object of smiling contempt to the world and an abomination to the Lord.

Prayer

Open our eyes, Lord, to show us that we cannot live in union with the world.

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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the The Divine Conquest Chapter 9 - Why the World Cannot Receive

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