Soul Malady

4th of July at Asuke
4th of July at Asuke

“The idea of cultivation and exercise, so dear to the saints of old, has now no place in our total religious picture. It is too slow, too common. We now demand glamour and fast flowing dramatic action. A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and automatic machines is impatient of slower and less direct methods of reaching their goals. We have been trying to apply machine-age methods to our relations with God. We read our chapter, have our short devotions and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward bankruptcy by attending another gospel meeting or listening to another thrilling story told by a religious adventurer lately returned from afar.

The tragic results of this spirit are all about us. Shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies, the preponderance of the element of fun in gospel meetings, the glorification of men, trust in religious externalities, quasi-religious fellowships, salesmanship methods, the mistaking of dynamic personality for the power of the Spirit: these and such as these are the symptoms of an evil disease, a deep and serious malady of the soul.”

–Tozer, The Pursuit of God

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I’m sorry that my posting has been sporadic.  We are full-swing into the busy summer ministry time.  Camps are coming!  I will post as I am able, but it will most likely continue to be sporadic through the end of August.  Thank you for patience and your prayers during this busy and oh, so hot, season.

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One thought on “Soul Malady

  1. Our Pastor preached today on not taking God’s name in vain and tonight on being ‘lukewarm’. This post ties right in to that. This present life/world is all consuming and we are too often agreeable to it. I speak for myself of course. May God bless those with salvation and sp. growth that you care for and minister too. And you with His strength and His peace. =)

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