Our woes began when God was forced out of His central shrine and “things” were allowed to enter. Within the human heart “things” have taken over. Men have now by nature no peace within their hearts, for God is crowned there no longer, but there in the moral dusk stubborn and aggressive usurpers fight among themselves for first place on the throne.
Tozer, A. W. (Aiden Wilson). The Pursuit of God (Kindle Locations 184-186). Kindle Edition.