The Waning Authority of Christ in the Church by A. W. Tozer

Let me state the cause of my burden. It is this: Jesus Christ has today almost no authority at all among the groups that call themselves by His name.

The waning authority of christ in the church

Here is the burden of my heart; and while I claim for myself no special inspiration I yet feel that this is also the burden of the Spirit.

If I know my own heart it is love alone that moves me to write this. What I write here is not the sour ferment of a mind agitated by contentions with my fellow Christians. There have been no such contentions. I have not been abused, mistreated or attacked by anyone. Nor have these observations grown out of any unpleasant experiences that I have had in my association with others. My relations with my own church as well as with Christians of other denominations have been friendly, courteous and pleasant. My grief is simply the result of a condition which I believe to be almost universally prevalent among the churches.

I think also that I should acknowledge that I am myself very much involved in the situation I here deplore. As Ezra in his mighty prayer of intercession included himself among the wrongdoers, so do I. "0 my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens." Any hard word spoken here against others must in simple honesty return upon my own head. I too have been guilty. This is written with the hope that we all may turn unto the Lord our God and sin no more against Him.

Genre: RELIGION / Christian Theology / Christology

Secondary Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational

Language: English

Keywords: CrossReach Publications, Books by A. W. Tozer, Books by Aiden Wilson Tozer, Books on the Authority of Christ, Books on Christology, Evangelical Theology Books, Evangelical Sermons, Born Again Books, Books by Paul Washer, Books by Paris Reidhead

Word Count: 2552

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