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Tozer on the Regulative Principle (And He Wasn’t Even Reformed)

December 12, 2016

Moses was instructed to make sure that the tabernacle was “according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount” (Hebrews 8: 5). Moses did not have the authority to improve upon God’s design. The pattern God gave Moses was not a suggestion, and then Moses could take artistic license, as we say.The tabernacle, in order to be approved by God, had to be according to the pattern shown to Moses.

The pattern was a revelation to Moses, and Moses was faithful to that pattern.

This is where we need to get back to in the church. We need to understand what the pattern is, and that God has given us a pattern. Everything we do must be in complete harmony with that pattern. To improve upon the pattern, to compromise the pattern, is to incur God’s displeasure.

Tozer, A.W. Delighting in God (Kindle Locations 449-454). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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