Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Regenerate Church

"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always."
-A.W. Tozer

5 comments:

w david malone said...

I'm glad the SBC just adopted a resolution regarding church membership that was long overdue. If you haven't read it, it is quite encouraging.

http://www.sbc.net/resolutions/amResolution.asp?ID=1189

dangoldfinch said...

Philip,

Was Tozer a 5-pointer? I thought I read somewhere that he was not. I'm not suggesting that it matters in the least except and I only poe the question to wonder how he would be considered 'Reformed' if he is not. Or, is it possible that there are non-Calvinist Christians who would be considered Reformed also? I'm trying hard to understand the genesis and evolution of the word 'reformed'. Thanks in advance.

PS--don't get me wrong, I love Tozer and I am glad you posted this comment. Again, I'm trying to understand the whole 'reformed' idea.

jerry

Philip@ReformedVoices said...

Hi Dan,
Tozer, Ravenhill, and Reidhead, all guys that I have posted here in the past, are not technically reformed when it comes down to 5 points of calvinism. However, I appreciate their commentary on the direction evangelicalism was headed in their day and their warnings against it which are still very relevant with what is happening today.

Philip@ReformedVoices said...

sorry, Jerry, not Dan. :)

dangoldfinch said...

Philip,

Thank you for the reply. I also appreciated the newest quote posted from Tozer. I agree: They were headed in the right direction, but would you agree or disagree that the reason they headed in that direction is because they were firmly planted in the Scripture? Thus, my point being, when any preacher is firmly grounded in Scripture, just such a direction is inevitable.

jerry