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Now, as always, God discloses Himself to "babes" and hides Himself in thick darkness from the wise and the prudent. We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to essentials (and they will be found to be blessedly few). We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood. If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond.

    Topics: Humility
    Source: The Pursuit of God

The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.

    Topics: Idolatry

The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much with the constitution. Never break our by-laws. He's a very well-behaved God and very denominational and very much like one of us...we ask Him to help us when we're in trouble and look to Him to watch over us when we're asleep. The God of the modern evangelical isn't a God I could have much respect for.

    Topics: Idolatry

Jesus is not one of many ways to approach God, nor is He the best of several ways; He is the only way.

    Topics: Jesus, Salvation

The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.

    Topics: Justice

A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situation.

    Topics: Leadership

Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep, to work and play, and then to go to make room for those who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle.

    Topics: Life, Laughter, Work

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.

    Topics: Life, Praise, Freedom

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.

    Topics: Life, Church, Unity

We have learned to live with unholiness and have come to look upon it as the natural and expected thing.

    Topics: Life, Morality

We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come.

    Topics: Life, Eternity

The most critical need of the church at this moment is men, bold men, free men. The church must seek, in prayer and much humility, the coming again of men made of the stuff of which prophets and martyrs are made.

    Topics: Men, Humility

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