“Those teachers who are forever trying to make God over in their own image might better be employed in seeking to make themselves over in the image of God. . . .Let a man question the inspiration of the Scriptures and a curious, even monstrous, inversion takes place; thereafter he judges the Word instead of letting the Word judge him; he determines what the Word should teach instead of permitting it to determine what he should believe; he edits, amends, strikes out, adds at his pleasure; but always he sits above the Word and makes it amenable to him instead of kneeling before God and becoming amenable to the Word”–A.W. Tozer, Man: The Dwelling Place of God.61.
“[Justification] . . . is the good news that sinful men and women may be brought into acceptance with God, not because of their works, but through a simple act of trust in Jesus Christ”–John R.W. Stott, The Message of Galatians, 59.
“[The doctrine of justification by faith] . . . is the truth of the gospel. It is also the principal article of all Christian doctrine, wherein the knowledge of all godliness consisteth. Most necessary it is, therefore, that we should know this article well, teach it to others, and beat it into their heads continually. . . . if the article of justification be once lost, then is all true Christian doctrine lost”–Martin Luther.
“The holiness of God, the wrath of God and the health of the creation are inseparably united. Not only is it right for God to display anger against sin, but I find it impossible to understand how He could do otherwise. God’s wrath is His utter intolerance of whatever degrades and destroys. He hates iniquity as a mother hates the diphtheria or polio that would destroy the life of her child”–A.W. Tozer, Man: The Dwelling Place of God, 62.
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