A. W. Tozer

American Christian pastor, preacher and author

Lived from: 1897-1963

Category: Theologians and clergy | Writers (Contemporary)

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    The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
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    An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.
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    An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.
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    Christianity takes for granted the absence of any self-help and offers a power which is nothing less than the power of God.
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    Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ.
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    If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?
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    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.
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    Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. [The Root Of The Righteous]
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    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.
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    No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be.
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    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.
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    Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our ''accepting'' and ''willing'' are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.
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    The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
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    The man or woman who is wholly or joyously surrendered to Christ can't make a wrong choice-any choice will be the right one.
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    The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.
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