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

Enough Of This Nonsense
August 2, 2010, 6:51 PM
Filed under: Election, Ignorance

“How ready is the present generation to criticize and condemn whatever of God’s ways and works suit them not!

So far from the truth are most of those who are now looked up to as ‘‘the champions of orthodoxy,’’ that even they are often guilty of turning things upside down, or putting the cart in front of the horse. It is commonly assumed by them that God Himself is under law, that He is under a moral constraint to do what he does, so that He cannot do otherwise. Others wrap this up in more sophisticated terms, insisting that it is His own nature which regulates all His actions. But this is merely an artful subterfuge. Is it by a necessity of His nature or by the free exercise of His sovereignty that He bestows favor upon His creatures? Let Scripture answer: “Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth” ( Romans 9:18).

Why, my reader, if God’s nature obliged Him to show saving mercy to any, then by parity of reason it would oblige Him to show mercy to all, and thus bring every fallen creature to repentance, faith, and obedience. But enough of this nonsense.

Let us now approach this aspect of our subject from an entirely different angle. How could there possibly be any injustice in God’s electing those whom He did, when had He not done so all had inevitably perished, angels and men alike? This is neither an invention nor an inference of ours, for Scripture itself expressly declares “Except the Lord of Sabbaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom” ( Romans 9:29).

Not one of God’s rational creatures, either celestial or earthly, had ever been eternally and effectually saved apart from the grave of divine election.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Doctrine of Election” by Arthur W. Pink (1886–1952)

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