The Popular Christ

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“Unfortunately, the ten-cent-store Jesus being preached now by many men is not the Jesus that will come to judge the world. This plastic, painted Christ who has no spine and no justice, but is a soft and pliant friend to everybody, if He is the only Christ, then we might as well close our books, bar our doors and make a bakery or garage out of our church buildings. The popular Christ being preached now is not the Christ of God nor the Christ of the Bible nor the Christ we must deal with finally. For the Christ that we deal with has eyes as a flame of fire. And His feet are like burnished brass; and out of His mouth cometh a sharp two-edged sword (see Rev. 1:14-16). He will be the judge of humanity. You can leave your loved ones in His hands knowing that He Himself suffered, knowing that He knows all, no mistakes can be made, there can be no miscarriage of justice, because He knows all that can be known… Jesus Christ our Lord, the judge with the flaming eyes, is the one with whom we must deal. We cannot escape it.”

A.W. Tozer, And He Dwelt Among Us: Teachings from the Gospel of John

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Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

2 Responses to “The Popular Christ”

  1. I love Tozer. And I love this quote. It is so true of our modern plastic Jesus we hear so many good and superficial things about in this culture we live in. Thanks for sharing. And we should all take note. The Jesus you describe is exactly the Jesus we will come face to face with. God bless. And have a Blessed Resurrection Day.

  2. Reblogged this on catholicpsychdoc and commented:
    Exactly!

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