Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Truth - Application = Useless!

There is scarcely anything so dull and meaningless as Bible doctrine talks 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 so loved the world of men, that He gave his only begotten Son to die for their redemption. 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, p.226-227

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