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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sinning with Silence

"He was in the world ... and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not" (John 1:10-11)

At this hour in world history the state of religion is such that the Church is in grave danger of losing [the spiritual treasures of God's wisdom]. Her gold is being turned to copper and her diamonds to glass. The religion of Cain is now in the ascendency - and marching under the banner of the Cross.

Even among those who make a great noise about believing the Bible, that Bible has virtually no practical influence left. Fiction, films, fun, frolic, religious entertainment, Hollywood ideals, big business techniques and cheap, worldly philosophies now overrun the sanctuary. The grieved Holy Spirit broods over the chaos but no light breaks forth. "Revivals" come without rousing the hostility of organized sin and pass without  raising the moral level of the community or purifying the lives of professing Christians. Why?

Could it be that too many of God's true children are sinning against God by guilty silence? When those whose eyes are opened by the touch of Christ become vocal and active God may begin to fight again on the side of truth.

~A. W. Tozer~

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