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On Respecting Tradition

      On Respecting Tradition   by Reverend James L. Snyder Link to Reverend James Snyder Ministries Photo of original “Hymns and Sacred Poems” by Charles Wesley   “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” -Proverbs 22:28     Today’s church faces a serious malady. The symptoms are spiritual complacency or […]

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Christ Is the Pattern

  Christ Is the Pattern by A.W. Tozer From his book “The Root of the Righteous”   Religion correctly assumes the fluidity of human nature. It assumes that the human character is in flux and can be directed into prechosen channels leading to desired ends. Could human nature be shown to be static, religion would […]

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Chosen and Blessed

  Chosen and Blessed   by A.W. Tozer From his book “Reclaiming Christianity” In Ephesians 1: 3, Paul writes, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” Some people think that a “heavenly place” is a church, but the […]

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Our Enemy Contentment

  Our Enemy Contentment by A.W. Tozer From his book “The Root of the Righteous”   One of the big milk companies makes capital of the fact that their cows are all satisfied with their lot in life. Their clever ads have made the term “contented cows” familiar to everyone. But what is a virtue […]

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On Receiving Admonition

    On Receiving Admonition by A.W. Tozer From his book “The Root of the Righteous” An odd little passage in the book of Ecclesiastes speaks of “an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished” (4: 13). It is not hard to understand why an old king, especially if he were a […]

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The Great Disparity

  The Great Disparity   by A. W. Tozer From his book “The Root of the Righteous”   There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and which in its effect upon the Christian religion may be more destructive than communism, Romanism and liberalism combined. it is the glaring disparity between theology […]

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True Faith Brings Committal

  True Faith Brings Committal by A. W. Tozer From his book “The Root of the Righteous”   To many Christians Christ is little more than an idea, or at best an ideal; He is not a fact. Millions of professed believers talk as if He were real and act as if He were not. And […]

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Faith Is a Perturbing Thing

  Faith Is a Perturbing Thing by A.W. Tozer From his writings in the 1950’s for The Alliance Weekly From his book “The Root of the Righteous” “There is one sure way to escape the delusions of religion: Receive Christ as Lord of our lives and begin to obey Him in everything. Submit to the […]

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No Regeneration without Reformation

  No Regeneration without Reformation by A.W. Tozer From his book “The Root of the Righteous”   In the Bible the offer of pardon on the part of God is conditioned upon intention to reform on the part of man. There can be no spiritual regeneration till there has been a moral reformation. That this […]

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Christ Our Savior: Part IV

  Christ Our Savior Part IV – final installment in this series   by A.B. Simpson From the book “The Best of A.B. Simpson” Compiled by Keith M. Bailey   What the Bible says about Salvation 1.) It is called God’s salvation. It was not invented by man. God alone is the author of it, […]

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