Paul N. F. (9 July 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.