Sunday, December 7, 2008

On Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy

"There is scarcely anything so dull and meaningless as Bible doctrine taught for its own sake. Truth divorced from life is not truth in its Biblical sense, but something else and something less.... No man is better for knowing that God in the beginning created the heaven and the earth. The devil knows that, and so did Ahab and Judas Iscariot. No man is better for knowing that God [loved the world and displayed this love by sending his only begotten son to die for the redemption for all who believe]. In hell there are millions who know that. Theological truth is useless until it is obeyed. The purpose behind all doctrine is to secure moral action."
- A. W. Tozer. Of God and Men (Harrisburg: Christian Publications, 1960).

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