Imperfect and Ignorant Thoughts are The Genesis of Error

I believe there is scarcely an error in doctrine or a failure in applying Christian ethics that cannot be traced finally to imperfect and ignorant thoughts about God.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 4


Mightiest Thought and Weightiest Word

Without doubt, the mightiest thought the mind can entertain is the thought of God, and the weightiest word in any language is its word for God.  Thought and speech are God’s gifts to creatures made in His image; these are intimately associated with Him and impossible apart from Him.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 3

She Can Never Escape

Always the most revealing thing about the Church is her idea about God, just as her most significant message is what she says about Him or leaves unsaid, for her silence is often more eloquent than her speech.  She can never escape the self-disclosure of her witness concerning God.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 3

Is Your Worship Pure or Base?

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.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 2

We Have Lost So Much More than We Realize…

With our loss of the sense of majesty has come the further loss of religious awe and consciousness of the divine Presence.  We have lost our spirit of worship and our ability to withdraw inwardly to meet God in adoring silence.  Modern Christianity is simply not producing the kind of Christian who can appreciate or experience the life in the Spirit.  The words, “Be still, and know that I am God,” mean next to nothing to the self-confident, bustling worshipper in this middle period of the twentieth century.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 1

Enter the Doctrine of Sin

Enter the doctrine of sin.  Our voluntary rebellion against a good and holy God has offended his perfect justice and provoked his just wrath against us.  We are, as an old creed puts it, “by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal truth, without defense or excuse.”

– Dever, Mark & Jamie Dunlop; The Compelling Community: Where God’s Power Makes a Church Attractive; Crossway; Wheaton, IL; Copyright 2015; Kindle Edition; Page 44