Impatient Christians today explain away the simple beliefs of the saints of other days and…

“Impatient Christians today explain away the simple beliefs of the saints of other days and smile off their serious-minded approach to God and sacred things. They were victims of their own limited religious outlook, but great and sturdy souls withal who managed to achieve a satisfying spiritual experience and do a lot of good in the world in spite of their handicaps. So we’ll imitate their fruit with-out accepting their theology or inconveniencing our-selves too greatly by adopting their all or-nothing attitude toward religion.”

– from p.2 of “The Root of the Righteous” by A. W. Tozer

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