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


Driven To Despair!
June 16, 2011, 5:50 PM
Filed under: Faith, Soteriology, Sovereignty of God, Spiritual Growth, True Conversion

“To declare that God helps those who help themselves, is to repudiate one of the most precious truths taught in the Bible, and in the Bible alone; namely, that God helps those who are unable to help themselves, who have tried again and again only to fail. To say that the sinner’s salvation turns upon the action of his own will, is another form of the God-dishonoring dogma of salvation by human efforts. In the final analysis, any movement of the will is a work: it is something from me, something which I do. But the doctrine of God’s sovereignty lays the axe at the root of this evil tree by declaring,

“it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Romans 9:16).

Does some one say, Such a doctrine will drive sinners to despair. The reply is, Be it so; it is just such despair the writer longs to see prevail. It is not until the sinner despairs of any help from himself, that he will ever fall into the arms of sovereign mercy; but if once the Holy Spirit convicts him that there is no help in himself, then he will recognize that he is lost, and will cry, “God be merciful to me a sinner,” and such a cry will be heard.”  —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Sovereignty of God” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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