Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Another Installment of the Quote Game

No Googling. I will put a TNIV* on the table for anyone who gets it in the first seven guesses. It is only with great trepidation that I loosen the requirement from five, but I'm getting complaints. Ingrates.
Too many missionary appeals are based upon this fancied frustration of Almighty God [the idea that God needs our help]. An effective speaker can easily excite pity in his hearers, not only for the heathen but for the God who has tried so hard and so long to save them and has failed for want of support. I fear that thousands of young persons enter Christian service from no higher motive than to help deliver God from the embarrassing situation His love has gotten Him into and His limited abilities seem unable to get Him out of. Add to this a certain degree of commendable idealism and a fair amount of compassion for the underpriviliged and you have the true drive behind much Christian activity today.
*I do not recommend the TNIV, but I have several copies to give away for study purposes. Just having a little fun here.

16 comments:

Ryan Martin said...

Beverley Lahaye.

No, no. Chad Allen. That's my final guess.

Okay, don't count this as a guess.

Matt said...

Tom Ascol?

Ben said...

Not Ascol.

And I will not count Ryan's guesses. Of course, one of Lahaye or Allen MIGHT be the right answer. But you'll have to log an official guess to find out.

Ryan Martin said...

I am so tempted to log an official guess with Chad Allen.

C. Caleb Roth said...

Piper?

C. Caleb Roth said...

Piper?

C. Caleb Roth said...

Sorry, I did that twice. I'm new at this.

Ben said...

No problem. I thought maybe you were just guessing John Piper and some other less well-known Piper. Welcome, and since you're new I'll give you the second Piper guess for free.

C. Caleb Roth said...

Thanks. Do you remember me from your days at MBBC? You were there toward the end of my tenure.

Pittsley said...

A. W. Tozer

Ben said...

AMAZING!!!!!! Confetting and balloons are falling from my ceiling, horns are blowing, people are singing! Pittsley has won. The answer is A.W. Tozer, your favorite Biblicist/Arminian and mine (from The Knowledge of the Holy, chapter 6, p. 40 in my edition)! Pittsley, just e-mail me your mailing address, and I'll get that TNIV right out to you.

Caleb, I know I recognize your name, and I'm pretty sure I'm putting the right face to it. Tall with kind of blonde hair? Where are you now?

Joel said...

So if Chad Allen ever does a Tozer movie would Ryan get the TNIV as long as there was a clear presentation of the gospel?

Ben said...

I would probably just scoop up the "confetting" that fell from my ceiling (whatever that is) and send it to him in a manila envelope. It's not like he ever manned up and actually guessed Allen or anything. I could be wrong, but I think he was just playing me for laughs.

Pittsley said...

:)

Ben said...

Pittsley, I don't care how much you like TNIV gender neutrality, this is a smiley-free zone. Don't push your luck.

C. Caleb Roth said...

Ben,
You're probably putting the right face with my name. I'm not quite savvy enough to put one of those nifty pictures with every entry I make. Not that I'd want to put it out there anyway. We're ministering in West Bend, WI at First Baptist Church. I've been to your site on and off for the past couple of months. It is good to catch up with you.