Friday, January 29, 2010

"Apathy & Activity In Faith" - A.W. Tozer

"In only one field of human interest are we slow and apathetic: That is the field of personal religion.  There, for some strange reason, our enthusiasm lags.  Church people habitually approach the matter of their personal relation to God in a dull, half-hearted way which is altogether out of keeping with their general temperament and wholly inconsistent with the importance of the subject.

"It is true that there is a lot of religious activity among us.  Interchurch baskeball tournaments, religious splash parties followed by devotions, weekend camping trips with a Bible quiz around the fire, Sunday school picnics, building fund drives and ministerial breakfasts are with us in unbelievable numbers, and they are carried on with typical American gusto.  It is when we enter the sacred precincts of the heart's personal religion that we suddenly lose all enthusiasm." - A.W. Tozer, Of God and Men, p. 8

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