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What have we come to, that the people of God are not shocked enough by Calvary, a man dying on a cross on a hill outside Jerusalem? And not just a man, but the God-man, dying for the sins of the world? Why does this leave them dull and unmoved? The recent outbursts of modern theatrics has now taken over Protestantism. What started in the beginning as a small seed has grown;the dragon’s seed has grown more dragons. The seekers of God do not like what is happening and the hungry-hearted saints of God do not want it, so they read with great eagerness the lives of holy men in the devotional books from centuries past. But where is the doing? (A.W.Tozer)

Tozer wrote this back in the early 60s. Can I suggest that the combination of theatrics and entertainment in general have swamped the churches of today. If there were dragons about in the early 60s, one might well argue that the dragons now reign supreme. If the seekers of God did not like what was happening back then, they must surely be beside themselves now at what has unfolded as the modern Church? If they were hungry back then, they must surely be on starvation diets now? Can I suggest that the whole process has been part of Gods plan for His people. God is found in the arena of hunger. He is found by those who thirst after nothing but the living waters. Now there are many waters and many kinds of foods but there is only one living water and only one food that ever satisfies the hungry heart of the God seeker. Both are found when we encounter Him. God has to separate a people so that He can strip away centuries of traditions of men who more often than nought simply follow the winds of the world. Are you a God seeker or a pew warmer?..........bro Frank

 2016/3/18 12:28
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 Re: The multi-headed dragon of entertainment in the Church-Tozer

I often think that when a person really gets into the WORD it will ruin the appetite for theatrics, entertainments because they are so shallow.

When one gets into the WORD with your spirit, soul, mind and imagination - all led by the Holy Spirit - the things you learn are far superior to any entertainment the world offers to amuse you. The WORD is so amazing, the details it reveals to us about God, who He is and what He is like goes far beyond amazing. God loves it when you allow yourself to be absorbed with Him.

I am of the opinion the devil works to make entertainment attractive to stifle the still small voice of the HOLY SPIRIT.

Tozer would "roll over in his grave" if he would see what is going on in modern churches today....we do and we ain't dead yet!

Sandra


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 2016/3/18 17:44Profile









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Sandra writes....

"Tozer would "roll over in his grave" if he would see what is going on in modern churches today....we do and we ain't dead yet!"

Agreed. When someone encounters the Living God, it ruins them for everything of " this world," in the church. It also leads to a love of His word and a deep desire to want more of Him.......bro Frank

 2016/3/18 18:19





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