Thou Therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 2:1, KJV)

On this day when people remember the freedoms that God has allowed us here in America it’s also important that the Christian not get too caught up in the festivities. This short devotional from A.W. Tozer provides a nice balance to some other teachers who get caught up in the fruitless quest to recast the United States into a Christian nation. And for those who think that ministries such as Apprising Ministries, Christian Research Service, Eastern Regional Watch, Lighthouse Trails Research, Slice of Laodicea and Berean Beacon, to name a few of our friends, overstate the connection between the contemplative spirituality of the Ecumenical Church of Deceit and her mother the long apostate Church of Rome pay careful attention to the following prophetic words from Tozer written in the 1950’s.

If you still have doubts that the apostate Church of Rome, which Dr. John MacArthur correctly labeled “a front for the kingdom of Satan,” is having great success in causing many Protestants to fall away from the true Christian faith then I further encourage to read my article The Church Of Rome Spawned The Current Apostasy.

Here is what A.W. Tozer wrote concerning how wrong choices are actually leading many professing Christians away from freedom:

There is always danger that a free nation may imperil its freedom by a series of small choices destructive of that freedom. In the realm of religion right choices are even more critically important!

The casual indifference with which millions of Protestants view their God-blessed religious liberty is ominous. Being let go, they go on weekends to the lakes and mountains and beaches to play shuffleboard, fish and sunbathe. They go where their heart is and come back to the praying company only when the bad weather drives them in. Let this continue long enough and evangelical Protestantism will be ripe for a takeover by Rome!

The Christian gospel is a message of freedom through grace and we must stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. But what shall we do with our freedom? I think it might be well for us to check our spiritual condition occasionally by the simple test of compatibility. When we are free to go, where do we go? In what company do we feel most at home? Where do our thoughts turn when they are free to turn where they will? When the pressure of work or business or school has temporarily lifted and we are able to think of what we will instead of what we must, what do we think of then?

Are we willing to face up to the answers to these questions, which may tell us more than we can comfortably accept? (Renewed Day by Day, July 4, emphasis mine)

These very insightful words are even further proof that while Tozer undoubtedly enjoyed the Christian’s mystical union with Christ more than many others, he certainly was not a so-called “Christian” mystic. Today’s new evangelical leaders and practitioners of contemplative spirituality such as Rick Warren and Living Spiritual Teacher Richard Foster, following the compromised road of Billy Graham’s sorry stand with apostate Rome, are currently denying the Reformation. And if you have any questions on these critical subjects you are most welcome to contact me here at AM, and please make note of our new email address: apprising@hughes.net