[anzac] "OUR Most CRITICAL NEED!" - Tozer

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:20:22 +1300
OUR Most CRITICAL NEED
by A.W. Tozer

Surely we need a baptism of clear seeing if we are to escape the
fate of Israel (and of every other religious body in history that forsook
God). If not the greatest need, then surely one of the greatest is for
the appearance of Christian leaders with prophetic vision. We
desperately need seers who can see through the mist. Unless they
come soon, it will be too late for this generation. And if they do
come, we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the name of our
worldly orthodoxy. But the cross is always the harbinger of the
resurrection.

Mere evangelism is not our present need. Evangelism does no
more than extend religion, of whatever kind it may be. It gains
acceptance for religion among larger numbers of people without
giving much thought to the quality of that religion. The tragedy is
that present-day evangelism accepts the degenerate form of
Christianity now current as the very religion of the apostles and
busies itself with making converts to it with no questions asked.
And all the time we are moving farther and farther from the New
Testament pattern.

We must have a new reformation. There must come a violent break
with that irresponsible, amusement-mad, paganized pseudo-religion
which passes today for the faith of Christ and which is being spread
all over the world by unspiritual men employing unscriptural methods
to achieve their ends.

When the Roman church apostatized, God brought about the
Reformation. When the Reformation declined, God raised up the
Moravians and the Wesleys. When these movements began to
die, God raised up fundamentalism and the "deeper life" groups.

Now that these have almost without exception sold out to the world-
what next?


-Source- "We travel an appointed way" - A.W. Tozer, chapter 8