“Ruling out the discernment and leadership of the Holy Spirit is the only possible explanation for the manner in which Christian churches have yielded to the temptation to entertain.”
A.W. Tozer wrote this before his death in 1963, yet it is still applicable. That is because his words were the Holy Spirits words, that which He desired to declare.
There are those who don’t like Tozer, believing him to be harsh, even judgmental. In his day, there were those who disliked him as well.
Harley Howard, a contemporary of Tozer, wrote, “unquestionably (Tozer) one of the greatest men who ever preached the Bible, was a man ridiculed while he lived because he was so ‘out of touch’ with the religious establishment around him. What made him so ‘out of touch’ with those around him was the fact that he was so “in touch” with God.”
Perhaps, man of God, you are discouraged because you are not appearing to have an “impact” (as men measure “impact”). Perhaps men have accused you of being out of touch because you do not join in the “entertainment.” Perhaps you are not the one who is out of touch?
Think about it…