Paul N. F. (16 Aug 2011)
"THE PROFANE MAN:  HE RULES OUT GOD COMPLETELY"


THE PROFANE MAN:  HE RULES OUT GOD COMPLETELY

By A. W. Tozer

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods
laid up for many years;  take thine ease, eat, drink,
and be merry.                           -  - Luke 12:19
 

   The profane man in today's profane generation has
come to the conclusion that he alone is important in this
universe -- thus he becomes his own god!

   He dotes on things -- secular things -- until he
mistakenly assumes that there is nothing in the
universe but material and physical values.

   It is sad but true that a great and eternal woe
awaits the profane and completely secular man
whose only religion is in the thought that he
probably is not as bad as some other man.

   I think that there is an Old Testament portion in
the Book of Job that fits modern, profane man very
well:  "Woe is me, that I was ever born, that my
mother ever conceived me.  Let the stars of the
twilight of that night be as darkness.  Oh, that I
might have been carried from my mother's knees
to the grave, where the wicked cease from
troubling and the toil-worn are dressed."

  Only the darkness of judgment remains for the "self-
sufficient" and completely secularized man who has
ruled God out of his life and out of his business and out
of his home.

  I am thinking particularly of those who give lip service
to the church and some mental assent to religion, but
who have forgotten that they were created, that they
have a responsibility to God, and they have ignored
Jesus Christ -- His Presence, His Voice, His Light!
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Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.