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Seeking Man's Favor: The Root of Religious Unbelief

 
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Seeking Man's Favor: The Root of Religious Unbelief
   "How can you believe, which receive honor one of another?"  John 5:44


The whole course of our lives will be upset by failure to put God where He belongs. We exalt ourselves instead of God and the curse follows!  Consider the very disturbing question that Jesus asked of men when He was on earth: "How can ye believe, which receive honor of one another, and seek not the honor that comes from God alone?"   If I understand this correctly, Christ taught here the alarming doctrine that the desire for honor among men made belief impossible!

Is this sin at the root of religious unbelief?

Could it be that those "intellectual difficulties" which men blame for their inability to believe are but smoke screens to conceal the real cause that lies behind them?   Was it this greedy desire for honor from man that made men into Pharisees and Pharisees into Deicides?

Is this the secret back of religious self-righteousness and empty worship?  I believe it may be.

Men and women who will make the honest once-for-all decision to exalt and honor God and His Christ over all are precious to God above all treasures of earth or sea, for He knows that His honor is safe in such consecrated hands!

By A. W. Tozer


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12/02/2009 09:28 PM
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Re: Seeking Man's Favor: The Root of Religious Unbelief
My cat is sitting on my knee.

He is quite balanced and regal.
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but basement cat noes y.
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Re: Seeking Man's Favor: The Root of Religious Unbelief
   "How can you believe, which receive honor one of another?"  John 5:44


The whole course of our lives will be upset by failure to put God where He belongs. We exalt ourselves instead of God and the curse follows!  Consider the very disturbing question that Jesus asked of men when He was on earth: "How can ye believe, which receive honor of one another, and seek not the honor that comes from God alone?"   If I understand this correctly, Christ taught here the alarming doctrine that the desire for honor among men made belief impossible!

Is this sin at the root of religious unbelief?

Could it be that those "intellectual difficulties" which men blame for their inability to believe are but smoke screens to conceal the real cause that lies behind them?   Was it this greedy desire for honor from man that made men into Pharisees and Pharisees into Deicides?

Is this the secret back of religious self-righteousness and empty worship?  I believe it may be.

Men and women who will make the honest once-for-all decision to exalt and honor God and His Christ over all are precious to God above all treasures of earth or sea, for He knows that His honor is safe in such consecrated hands!

By A. W. Tozer


[link to seekgod.bravehost.com]
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