Tozer and Beliefs

Quote from AW Tozer:

The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God.  Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God…

Were we able to extract from any man a complete answer to the question, “What comes into your mind when you think about God?” we might predict with certainty the spiritual future of that man…

It is my opinion that the Christian conception of God current in these middle years of the twentieth century is so decadent as to be utterly beneath the dignity of the Most High God and actually to constitute for professed believers something amounting to a moral calamity…

The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.  It begins in the mind and may be present where no overt act of worship has taken place.

May we regain right thinking about God as He has revealed to us in God’s Word.  And may this be our true thoughts and not some doctrinal statement we agree with to become a member of a church or to be able to get a job or lead a ministry.

GODSPEED

The above quotes are from Chapter 1 of The Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer.

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