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

Blaming Satan
December 16, 2010, 9:02 PM
Filed under: Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

“Satan cometh immediately and taketh away the Word that was sown in their hearts” (Mark 4:15).

“That shows plainly that the primary and principal aim of the Devil is to prevent the Word of God finding a permanent abode in the human heart, and in the case of the vast majority of our fellows he is permitted to succeed. To a very large percentage of professing Christians the Lord says, as He did to the Jews, who had much head knowledge of the Scriptures. “Ye have not the Word of God abiding in you ” (John 5:38).

We are living in a day of such darkness that this generation is “ignorant of his devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). Many of God’s own people seek to blame Satan for what originates with themselves. Note well the following statements: “From within, out of the heart of men, [not “from the Devil”] proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, murders… all these evils come from within. ” (Mark 7:21,23) “Now the works of the flesh [not “of the Devil”] are manifest, which, are these: adultery… envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like” (Galatians 5:19-21). “Every man is tempted when he is [not “assailed by the Evil one,” but] drawn away of his own lust” (James 1:14). But pride works, and we do not wish to think that we are so evil and vile, and so we attempt to escape the onus by attributing to Satan what we ourselves are responsible for. There is no need for Satan to tempt men to such things as those passages mention. He works far more subtly and insidiously than that.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “Spiritual Growth” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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