|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
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
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
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