A.W Tozer, who died in 1963. Some of his books are considered classics in the world of theology.
I noticed some passages from the last week of the study sections that seemed rather interesting to me, and I wanted to know what the people out there in the blog audience thought of them.
So, instead of me rambling on and on (which you did know what you were getting into, after all, the blog is titled Ramblings of Sheldon ;) ), I'll let A.W Tozer speak for himself:
His comments on understanding the Holy Spirit:
I wish all church people might hear this. that the realm of the Spirit is closed to the intellect. It is not difficult to understand why. You see the spirit is the organ by which we aprehend divine things, and the human spirit is dead because of sin. Therefore the human intellect is not the organ by which we apprehend divine things.
If I stand up and say the ear cannot apprehend visible nature, nobody jumps up and says, "That man is a mystic." It is just common sense, it is ordinary scientific fact. So, when I say God did not give you your intellect to apprehend Him with, but He gave you another organ altogether, then there is certainly nothing profound unclear about it.His comments on trying to objectively prove miracles and Biblical accounts of events:
And the poor preachers, God help them; they have tried over the last few years to prove miracles. they want to believe the miracles. I believe them all, but I do not believe them because science permits me; I believe them because God wrote them in the Bible and they are there.
But some fellow finds a fish washed up on the shore and he measures its gullet. Gets himself a tape measure its gullet and finds out it is as broad as the shoulders of a man and he goes out and says see, a great fish could swallow Jonah.
Why go to tape measures and fish to find out whether what God says is true or not? If God did the thing, I could believe that.
I suppose if he were alive today, he probably wouldn't be a fan of people like Ken Ham of the Creation Museum ......