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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:42:34 +1200
THE CHURCH - DIFFERENT FROM the WORLD
-by A.W. Tozer.

Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate," says the 
Lord. "Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."  
- 2 Corinthians 6:17

The church's mightiest influence is felt when she is different from 
the world in which she lives. Her power lies in her being different, 
rises with the degree in which she differs and sinks as the 
difference diminishes.

This is so fully and clearly taught in the Scriptures and so well 
illustrated in Church history that it is hard to see how we can miss 
it. But miss it we do, for we hear constantly that the Church must 
try to be as much like the world as possible, excepting, of course,  
where the world is too, too sinful....

Let us plant ourselves on the hill of Zion and invite the world to 
come over to us, but never under any circumstances will we go 
over to them. The cross is the symbol of Christianity, and the 
cross speaks of death and separation, never of compromise. No 
one ever compromised with a cross. The cross separated between 
the dead and the living. The timid and the fearful will cry "Extreme!" 
and they will be right. The cross is the essence of all that is 
extreme and final. The message of Christ is a call across a gulf 
from death to life, from sin to righteousness and from Satan to 
God.  (-The Set of the Sail, 35, 36).

-From the book, 'Tozer on Christian Leadership', published by 
WingSpread Publishers.