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

Perilous Times
April 4, 2010, 6:28 AM
Filed under: Deceived, Entertainment, Evangelism, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“Behold further characteristics of the Perilous Times — “Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God” ( 2 Timothy 3:4).

It is needless to enlarge upon each separate item, but mark the first and the last of those enumerated here. “Without natural affection.” How terribly this is exemplified today in the enormous increase of divorces, in the abandonment of their infant offspring by unnatural mothers, and in the neglect of the poor, the sick, the aged! “Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.” See our church-members on the Lord’s day, preferring a ride in their automobiles to the assembling of themselves together with the people of God. Mark them on prayer-meeting nights at the picture-shows instead of at the throne of grace. And witness the musical programmes, the entertainments, the ice-cream suppers, etc., etc., held in our church-houses. “But,” it may be asked, “have not these things always been true of men in general?” Perhaps so, more or less, though never to the same extent as now. But these verses do not describe “general conditions,” they depict Christendom as it exists in the “last days.” This is clear from the next verse — “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (vs. 5). There is music but it is of the siren kind, not the singing, and making melody in our hearts to the Lord. There is eloquence but it is the wisdom which man’s words teaeheth, and not that which speaks for God and wins souls. There is fervor but it is the heat of carnal excitement born of novelty and sensationalism, and not that which cometh down from above. There is zeal, but it is without knowledge. There is a demand for righteousness, but it is civic and social righteousness and not the righteousness of God. There is love but it is a sickly sentimentality and not that which is the fulfilling of the law. There is gospel-preaching, but it is “another gospel” and not the gospel of the grace of God. There is much religion, but it is lacking in life. There are notorious evangelistic campaigns, but they are devoid of spirituality. There is much ritualistic performance but it is a form of godliness without its power. “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts” (vs. 6).” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Redeemer’s Return” by A. W. Pink  (1886–1952)

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