Tozer on One's View of God
Our view of God also influences everything else—our intentions, actions and opinions—even if only subconsciously.
A.W. Tozer, writing in the early 1960s, acknowledged the pervasive importance of an accurate view of God. "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us," he wrote in The Knowledge of the Holy. Because it affects every choice we make and everything we do, he compared a right concept of God to the foundation of a building. "Where it is inadequate or out of plumb," he wrote, "the whole structure must sooner or later collapse." Tozer believed that, little by little, the church had surrendered a once-lofty view of God for a low one.