A.W. Tozer

"When leaders and members of a church do not have the genuine gifts of the Spirit, the true anointing of the Spirit, they are thrown back to depend upon human and natural capabilities. In that case, natural talents must come to the fore... in this realm of religious activity, talent runs the church. The gifts of the Spirit are not recognized and used as God intended... Part of the successful operation of that church depends upon men with business talents and part of it depends upon men with natural gifts as salesmen and politicians... Much of the religious activity we see in the churches is not the eternal working of the Eternal Spirit, but the mortal working of man's mortal mind, and that is raw tragedy."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II