Voice of a Prophet by AW Tozer
There is a passion today to be relevant. This, I believe, is one of the gods of the modern church. We will go to great lengths to prove that the message fits in nicely with the culture around us. The sons of the prophets assume that their interpretation or presentation of the message is the only correct one. To them it is important to interpret the message in such a way as to fit present circumstances and culture. They do not want to do anything that would cause any harm or embarrassment to the culture around them. Nowadays, the messenger is more important than the message. The message depends upon celebrities to carry it into the culture. No other generation needed celebrities. Could it be that the Holy Spirit is not as necessary today? Could it be that we need help from celebrities, especially those who have never experienced a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and have a lifestyle completely contrary to biblical standards? In order to enlist the celebrities, the message needs to be watered down and modified so that it is not quite as sharp and the celebrity is the focal point of the message.