Day: July 20, 2011

A Man Sent From God

A.W. Tozer 90x115by A.W. Tozer

Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist. Matthew 11:11

The Bible record is very plain when it assures us that John the Baptist was a man sent from God. Our generation would probably decide that such a man ought to be downright proud of the fact that God had sent him. We would urge him to write a book. Seminary leaders would line up to schedule him as guest lecturer. Actually, John the Baptist would never have fit into the contemporary religious scene in our day – never! He did not keep his suit pressed. He was not careful about choosing words that would not offend. He did not quote beautiful passages from the poets. The doctors of psychiatry would have quick advice for him: "John, you really need to get adjusted to the times and to society!" "Adjust"-that is a modern word I have come to hate. It was never an expression used to speak about human beings until we forgot that man has a soul. Now we have weird guys with mental "screwdrivers" adjusting one person a little tighter and another a little looser. John needed no adjustment. He gladly stepped down, so that all eyes could turn to Jesus, the Lamb of God!

by A.W. Tozer

Oh, How Dreadful The Thought–To Go To Hell Through The Church of God!

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

"The Alarming Sentence!"

"A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it–but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard: For three years now, I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree–and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil!" Luke 13:6-7

Let us look at Christ’s figure a little: A fig-tree–or a professor of the religion of Christ. A fruitless fig-tree–or a barren, useless professor. A fig-tree with leaves of profession–but not the fruit of holiness.