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

Perilous Indeed!
November 13, 2010, 5:00 AM
Filed under: Deceived, False Believers, False Teachers

“But evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13). It is religious “seducers” who are in view, the unregenerate men who occupy most of our pulpits today; and who by their “form of godliness” (2 Timothy 3:5) delude the unwary—delude them, because they fail to perceive that their lives (moral and respectable though they be) deny the power or reality and efficacy of the same.

“Perilous” indeed is a season when such preachers abound! And what the special word to us at such a time? The next verse answers: “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of” (2 Timothy 3:14). Be not swayed by what nearly every other professor is doing—look well to your own bearings.

“Continue,” do not depart from “acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1). If others are determined to make shipwreck of the faith, see to it that you “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” But remember that faithfulness will cost you something. In a “perilous” time, you may—probably will—have to walk alone, as Enoch did. If you resolve that by Divine grace you will “live godly in Christ Jesus,” then know you that “persecution” must be your portion. And that persecution will come upon you not from atheists and infidels—but from those bearing the name of Christians. It will issue from those who still keep up a “form (or semblance) of godliness,” but who are strangers to its living power. It will come to you from empty professors whose compromising ways are condemned by your refusal to conform thereto; whose worldliness and carnality is rebuked by your spirituality. It was the religious leaders of Israel who hounded the Savior to His death!” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

 Taken from “Identification of the Godly” by Arthur W. Pink (1886–1952)

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