by A. W. Tozer

 

One of the most popular current errors, and the one out of which springs most of the noisy, blustering religious activity being carried on in evangelical circles these days is the notion that as times change the church must change with them. Christian leaders must adapt their methods by the demands of the people.

 

If the people want ten minute sermons…if they want truth in capsule form…if they want movies…if they want stories…if they prefer drama…give them what they want. “The message is the same, only the method changes” say the advocates of compromise… That mentality which mistakes Sodom for Jerusalem and Hollywood for the Holy City is too gravely astray to be explained otherwise than as a judicial madness (i.e. loss of mind) visited upon professed Christians for affronts committed against the Holy Spirit of God.

 

He said: Go and tell this people ‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive. Keep on looking but do not understand.” Render the hearts of this people insensitive, their ears dull, and the eyes dim. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand  with their hearts and return and be healed. (Isaiah 6:9-10)

 

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A. W. Tozer, GOD TELLS THE MAN WHO CARES; Christian Publications