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

Quite Unnecessary?
March 12, 2011, 8:45 PM
Filed under: Arminianism, Faith, Grace, Modern Pulpits

“Cannot you see, dear reader, that if a saving belief in Christ were the easy matter which the vast majority of preachers and evangelists of today say it is, that the work of the Spirit would be quite unnecessary? Ah, is there any wonder that the mighty power of the Spirit of God is now so rarely witnessed in Christendom?—He has been grieved, insulted, quenched, not only by the skepticism and worldliness of “Modernists,” but equally so by the creature-exalting free-willism and self-ability of man to “receive Christ as his personal Savior” of the “Fundamentalists”!! Oh, how very few today really believe those clear and emphatic words of Christ,

“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me (by His Spirit) draw him” (John 6:44).

Ah, my reader, when GOD truly takes a soul in hand, He brings him to the end of himself He not only convicts him of the worthlessness of his own works, but He convinces him of the impotence of his will. He not Only strips him of the filthy rags of his own self-righteousness, but He empties him of all self-sufficiency. He not only enables him to perceive that there is“no good thing” in him (Romans 7:18), but he also makes him feel heis “without strength” (Romans 5:6). Instead of concluding that he is the man whom God will save, he now fears that he is the man who must be lost forever. He is now brought down into the very dust and made to feel that he is no more able to savingly believe in Christ than he can climb up toHeaven.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Holy Spirit” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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