Saturday, July 12, 2008

Some Things Are Not Negotiable

"A new Decalogue has been adopted by the neo-Christians of our day, the first word of which reads 'Thou shalt not disagree;' and a new set of Beatitudes too, which begins 'Blessed are they that tolerate everything, for they shall not be made accountable for anything.' It is now the accepted thing to talk over religious differences in public with the understanding that no one will try to convert another or point out errors in his belief. Imagine Moses agreeing to take part in a panel discussion with Israel over the golden calf; or Elijah engaging in a gentlemanly dialogue with the prophets of Baal. Or try to picture our Lord Jesus Christ seeking a meeting of minds with the Pharisees to iron out differences.

The blessing of God is promised to the peacemaker, but the religious negotiator has better watch his step. Darkness and light can never be brought together by talk. Some things are not negotiable."
-A.W. Tozer

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