A.W. Tozer Quotes (Author of The Pursuit of God)
What You Think About God is the Most Important Thing in Your Life - Pastor PJ Anastasi -12.08.17
The Most Important Thing
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They that know Thee not may call upon Thee as other than Thou art, and so worship not Thee but a creature of their own fancy; therefore enlighten our minds that we may know Thee as Thou art, so that we may perfectly love Thee and worthily praise Thee. Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God. For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like. We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God. This is true not only of the individual Christian, but of the company of Christians that composes the Church. Always the most revealing thing about the Church is its idea of God, just as its most significant message is what it says about Him or leaves unsaid, for its silence is often more eloquent than its speech.
In his great book The Knowledge of the Holy , A. In this video and the following transcript, I share some thoughts about the quote and book:. I remember having lunch a couple years ago with Gerry Breshears, theology professor at Western Seminary, and Bruce Ware, who teaches theology at Southern Seminary. We were there with another friend. The Knowledge of the Holy is a book that I think people need to read, because Tozer writes things like this: the most important thing about any of us is what we think of God. He says that if you know what a person really believes in his or her heart that God is like, you will be able to predict with certainty the spiritual future of that person.
Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy. When you go through a hard time, what you think about God will affect how you do. Do you think God is sovereign and loving and good?
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