Real Men Love Pink – A Collection of Quotes by A. W. Pink

Pride and Presumption
March 21, 2010, 5:59 AM
Filed under: Arminianism, Eternal Security, Grace

“Which is the more likely to promote pride and presumption: extolling the virtues and sufficiency of man’s “freewill,” or emphasizing our utter dependence upon God’s free grace? Which is more apt to foster self-confidence and selfrighteousness: the Arminian tenet that fallen man has the power within himself to turn unto God when he chooses and do those things which are pleasing in His sight, or the Calvinist’s insistence upon the declarations of Scripture that even the Christian has no strength of his own, that apart from Christ he can “do nothing” (John 15:5), that we are “not sufficient of ourselves” to so much as “think anything as of ourselves” (2 Corinthians 3:5), that “all our springs” are in God (Psalm 87:7), and that because of our felt weakness and acknowledged helplessness, God graciously keeps our feet and preserves us from destruction? It is just because our doctrine is so flesh-abasing and pridemortifying that it is so bitterly detested and decried by the pharisees.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “Eternal Security” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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