Much of the secularism and rationalism of our times …

“Much of the secularism and rationalism of our times dismisses the Christian view and teaching about heaven as “nothing more than hopeful thinking.” But the Christian’s promised hope of future blessedness is founded upon the fullest and plainest revelations of the Old and New Testaments. That it accords with the most sacred yearnings of the human breast does not weaken it, but serves rather to confirm the truth of it, since the One who made the heart might be expected also to make provision for the fulfillment of its deepest longings. God’s promises are made to the Christian believer, who generally has difficulty picturing himself as inheriting such bliss as the Scriptures describe. The reason is not hard to discover, for the most godly Christian is the one who knows himself best, and no one who knows himself will believe that he deserves anything better than hell. But even justice is on his side, for it is written, “If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).”
– A. W. Tozer

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4 thoughts on “Much of the secularism and rationalism of our times …

    • Indeed, if only; but by God’s grace and our growing obedience we can be able to follow Tozer’s example and more importantly Christ’s examples.

  1. Amen. Obedience is no easy task but is an indispensable part of the Christian life. While we’re still in the flesh we’ll struggle with obedience and truly putting God first in the whole of our life but by His grace and in His strength we can learn and grow in obedience.

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