Attempted Robbery

I’ve been reading AW Tozer’s “The Knowledge of the Holy” and Jay AdamsThe Grand Demonstration.” I love reading and have listed some great books below if you are looking for a reading list. One thing I love about reading is gaining a perspective on something I never have thought of before. Like the new movie that is out right now about Saving Christmas with Kirk Cameron. The perspective shift is wonderful and helpful in defining or redefining our preconceived notions about Christmas and all its hoopla. With what I am learning from Tozer and Adams is that part of the major area of concern is the fact that we are at fault of “libel on His character” through our self-derived assumptions about who God is and that it is “in itself a monstrous sin” as stated by Tozer (see full excerpt below). Adams states “Speculation about the ways of God that He has not revealed to us is wrong. To do it is attempted robbery. If, as He says, unrevealed truths about Himself and His purposes “belong” to Him, and not to us, the attempt to pry those secrets from His hand by means of human reasoning is nothing less than attempted theft.”

“Among the sins to which the human heart is prone, hardly any other is more hateful to God than idolatry, for idolatry is at bottom a libel on His character. The idolatrous heart assumes that God is other than He is — in itself a monstrous sin — and substitutes for the true God one made after its own likeness. Always this God will conform to the image of the one who created it and will be base or pure, cruel or kind, according to the moral state of the mind from which it emerges.” – A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

 

Alphabetized by Author’s First Name

A.W. Tozer
The Knowledge of the Holy

A.W. Tozer
The Pursuit of God

A.W. Tozer
Tozer: Mystery of the Holy Spirit (Pure Gold Classics)

David Platt
Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

Francis Chan
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Gregory Koukl
Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

Jay Adams
The Grand Demonstration

Kyle Idleman
Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart

Lee Strobel
The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Mike Fabarez
Getting It Right: The Real Problem and God’s Perfect Solution

Mike Fabarez
Why the Bible?

Robert E. Coleman
Master Plan of Evangelism, The

Quote of the Day ~ D. L. Moody on Light

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine. – D. L. Moody

Quote of the Day ~ The Consecrated Man by D. L. Moody

“The world has yet to see what God will do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully consecrated to Him.” D. L. Moody

The Battle of Fear

“If you are battling fear you have to fight your fear by taking account of how God has been faithful to you in the past.”
Philip De Courcy

Fear is Fueled by Ignorance

“Fear is fueled by the unknown. Fear is fueled by ignorance. I remind myself of truths concerning God. That gives me a place to stand.”
Philip De Coury

Don’t Be a Heretic

“One of the best safeguards against heresy is to read through the whole Bible often.” – Mike Fabarez