Standing up to gaslighters & crybullies
You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion. ―G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles
Pastor A.W. Tozer once wrote, “To be right with God often means to be in trouble with men.”
He had a number of rather insightful things to say on this topic. They seem prescient now (he died in 1963)—but perhaps they just demonstrate the old adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same:
If Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation, it must be by other means than any now being used. If the Church in the second half of this century is to recover from the injuries she suffered in the first half, there must appear a new type of preacher. The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties, takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting.
Another kind of religious leader must arise among u…
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