“A.W. Tozer, An Introduction”
 
A series of messages on the attributes of God our Almighty Father. First given by (in the truest sense of the word) a servant of the Most High. - Mr. A.W. Tozer 

As I retype these messages for my brother Ben Drake and the ministry our Lord has given him on the internet, I do this with sincere hopes that as this age winds down in darkness (I believe we are have entered the darkness of apostasy, see Jude) that some light might be shed in the hearts of many of His children for truth. I do believe our churches and magazine, radio and tv ministries are rapidly being given over to the apostasy of ecumenicalism, catholicism, emotionalism and psychology. Add to this the fact more and more are throwing out God’s Word for whatever the prevailing fancy happens to be at the time. God said through David “Thy word is settled forever.” Yet today the greatest single heresy is God did not preserve His Word it is left for the whim of man. See my book “The Book That God Wrote” I believe you will find it a real eye opener. 

The following will be a preface then subsequently the following chapters: 

    1. Why We Must Think rightly About God 
    2. God Incomprehensible 
    3. A Divine Attribute: Something True About God 
    4. The Holy Trinity 
    5. The Self-existence of God 
    6. The Self-sufficiency of God 
    7. The Eternity of God 
    8. God’s Infinitude 
    9. The Immutability of God 
    10. The Divine Omniscience 
    11. The Wisdom of God 
    12. The Omnipotence of God 
    13. The Divine Transcendence 
    14. God’s Omnipresence 
    15. The Faithfulness of God 
    16. The Goodness of God 
    17. The Justice of God 
    18. The Mercy of God 
    19. The Grace of God 
    20. The Love of God 
    21. The Holiness of God 
    22. The Sovereignty of God 
    23. The Open Secret
Preface 

     True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time. The messenger of Christ, though he speaks from God, must also, as the Quakers used to say, “speak to the condition” of his hearers; otherwise he will speak a language known only to himself. His message must be not only timeless but timely. He must speak to his own generation. 

1. "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world." It is often asked, "What is real religion?" We are told here, it is not an order of service it is rather a way of life. A life which acts out what Jesus did for us, I.E. when we were without hope He visits us. The confrontational part is keeping yourself unspotted from the world. Any time the world is shown true light it recoils as a doleful, nocturnal creature. 

     The message of this series of talks does not grow out of these times but it is appropriate to them. It is called forth by a condition which has existed in the Church for some years and is steadily growing worse. I refer to the loss of the concept of majesty from the popular religious mint. The Church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men. This she has done not deliberately, but little by little and without her knowledge; and her very unawareness only makes he situation all the more tragic. 
     The low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils everywhere among us. A whole new philosophy of the Christian life has resulted from this one basic error in our religious thinking. 
     With our losses of the sense of majesty has come the further loss of religious awe and consciousness of the divine Presence. We have lost our spirit of worship and our ability to withdraw inwardly to meet God in adoring silence. Modern Christianity is simply not producing the kind of Christian who can appreciate our experience the life in the Spirit. The words, “Be still, and know that I am God,1” mean next to nothing to the self-confident, bustling worshiper in this middle period of the twentieth century.2 
     This loss of the concept of majesty has come just when the forces of religion are making dramatic gains and the churches are more prosperous than at any time within the past several hundred years3. But the alarming thing is that our gains are mostly external and our losses wholly internal; and since it is the quality of our religion that is affected by internal conditions, it may be that our supposed gains are but losses spread over a wider field. 
     The only way to recoup our spiritual losses is to go back to the cause of them and make such corrections as the truth warrants. The decline of the knowledge of the Holy has brought on our troubles. A rediscovery of the majesty of God will go a long way toward curing them. It is impossible to keep our moral practices sound and our inward attitudes right while our idea of God is erroneous or inadequate. If we would bring back spiritual power to our lives, we must begin to think of God more nearly as He is. 
     As my humble contribution to a better understanding of the Majesty in the heavens I offer this reverent study of the attributes of God. Were Christians today reading such works as those of Augustine or anselm a book like this would have no reason for being. But such illuminated masters are known to modern Christians only by name. Publishers dutifully reprint their books and in due time these appear on the shelves of our studies. But the whole trouble lies right there: they remain on the shelves. The current religious mood makes the reading of them virtually impossible even for educated Christians. 
     Apparently not many Christians will wade through hundreds of pages of heavy religious matter requiring sustained concentration. Such books remind too many persons of the secular classics they were forced to read while they were in school and they turn away from them with a feeling of discouragement. 
     For that reason an effort such as this may be not without some beneficial effect. Since this book is neither esoteric nor technical, and since it is written in the language of worship with no pretension to elegant literary style, perhaps some persons may be drawn to read it. While I believe that nothing will be found here contrary to sound Christian theology, I yet write not for professional theologians but for plain persons whose hearts stir them up to seek after God Himself. 
     It is my hope that this small book may contribute somewhat to the promotion of personal heart religion among us; and should a few persons by reading it be encouraged to begin the practice of reverent meditation on the being of God, that will more than repay the labor required to produce it. 

1. Psalm 46:10 
2. These words written about 1960. In my view, and many who have a discerning heart, if they were written today the only words that could adequately describe our worship would be words such as: shipwrecked, carnage, total devastation. As we come to the end of the age there seems to be an almost electric crescendo in the air to flee any semblance of truth, faith and holy worship. 
3. Revelation 3:14-22