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

Despised and Rejected
November 13, 2010, 12:02 PM
Filed under: False Believers, True Conversion, Worldly

“How is Christ “despised and rejected by men? In different ways and in varying degrees—professedly and practically, in words and in works. It is most important that this should be clearly recognized, for Satan deceives a great many souls at this point. He deludes them into supposing that because they are not guilty of what pertains to the avowed infidel and blatant atheist, therefore they are innocent of the fearful sin of slighting and defying the Lord Jesus. Ah, my reader, the solemn fact remains, that there are millions of people in Christendom who though not atheists and infidels—yet despise and reject the Christ of Scripture! “They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good work!” (Titus 1:16). That verse clearly enunciates this principle.

Because of the limited space at our disposal, we are obliged to condense this last division so that the preacher will have to develop it for himself. Christ’s authority is “despised” by those who disregard His precepts and commandments. Christ’s yoke is “rejected” by those who are determined to be Lord over themselves. Christ’s glory is “despised” by those who bear His name yet have no concern whether their walk honors Him or no. Christ’s Gospel is “rejected” by those who on the one hand affirm that sinners may be saved without repenting of and turning away from their sins, and on the other hand by those who teach that Heaven may be won by our own good works.

There are some who intellectually reject Christ, by repudiating His claims, denying that He is God the Son, assumed a holy and impeccable humanity, and died a vicarious death to save His people from their sins. There are others who virtually and practically reject Christ. Just as there are those who profess to believe in the existence of God, own His power, and talk about His wondrous handiwork—yet who have not His fear upon them and are not in subjection to Him. So there are many who claim to trust in the finished work of Christ—yet their daily walk is no different from that of thousands of respectable worldlings. They profess to be Christian—yet are covetous, unscrupulous, untruthful, proud, self-willed, uncharitable; in a word, utterly unChristlike!” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “Gleanings in the Godhead” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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