Tuesday, November 14, 2006

ACTIVITY IS NOT ENOUGH

"Those who try to give warnings to the Christian church are never very popular. Still, I must voice the caution that our craze for "activity" brings very few enriching benefits into our Christian circles. Look into the churches, and you will find groups of half-saved, half-sanctified, carnal people who know more about social niceties than they do about the New Testament. It is a fact that many of our church folks are activists engaged in many religious journeys-but they do not seem to move up any closer to Jesus in heart and in spirit. This modern religious emphasis on activity reminds me of the Japanese mice I have seen in the pet store windows. They are called waltzing mice-but they do not waltz. They just run continually! Many in our churches hope to have a part in "something big and exciting." But God calls us back-back to the simplicity of the faith; back to the simplicity of Jesus Christ and His unchanging Person!"

--A.W. Tozer

2 Comments:

Blogger beaner said...

It is nice to be able to rest in the assurance of Jesus Christ. Life is hectic enough. Every Christian should be able to be still and worship the Lord. Too many churches are so rapped up in activity that they lose focus on Christ. This contemplative prayer is of Satan and anyone who promotes this cultic propaganda should have a mark placed on them. Jesus gave us the Lord's Prayer. I haven't read anywhere in the Bible where he repeated the prayer over and over.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Henry (Rick) Frueh said...

"Many in our churches hope to have a part in "something big and exciting." But God calls us back-back to the simplicity of the faith; back to the simplicity of Jesus Christ and His unchanging Person!"

And the church has strayed for so long we don't even know how to go back, much less want to.

8:21 PM  

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