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

Sad Index
December 15, 2011, 6:29 PM
Filed under: Carnal, Entertainment, Hymns

“So many hymns today (if “hymns” they deserve to be called) are full of maudlin sentimentality, instead of Divine adoration. They announce our love to God instead of His for us. They recount our experiences, instead of His mercies. They tell more of human attainments, instead of Christ’s Atonement. Sad index of our low state of spirituality!” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “Gleanings in Exodus” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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Fleshly and Worldly
September 28, 2011, 7:38 PM
Filed under: Carnal, Entertainment, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“It is distrust of God which lies behind the fleshly and worldly devices now so commonly employed in the churches.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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Fleshly Means
February 13, 2011, 7:03 AM
Filed under: Carnal, Entertainment, Evangelism, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“There are many who are anxious to see the pews occupied and their treasury well filled, and so, “socials,” “ice-cream suppers,” and other worldly attractions are employed to draw the crowd. There are many preachers who are anxious to hold the young people, and so “athletic clubs,” social entertainments, are introduced to secure that end. There are many evangelists who are anxious to “make a good show,” secure “results,” and be able to herald so many hundreds of “converts” at the close of their “campaigns,” and so fleshly means are used, high pressure methods are employed to bring this about: “decision cards,” the “sawdust trail,” the “penitent form” are called in to their aid. There are many Sunday school teachers who are anxious to hold the interest of their class, and so“prizes” are given, “picnics” are arranged, and other devices are resorted to. Apparently it does not occur to these “leaders” to challenge their own actions, to weigh them in “the balances of the sanctuary,” to inquire how near or how far they measure up to the divine standard: so long as such means and methods seem right to them, or are in general vogue in other“churches,” and so long as they appear to “succeed,” nothing else matters.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Life of David, Volume 1” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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The End Justifies The Means?
February 9, 2011, 5:54 AM
Filed under: Carnal, Entertainment, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“In support of their pernicious dogma “The end justifies the means”, that if we aim at a praiseworthy object it is permissible to use questionable or even evil means to attain the same — a principle which has regulated many so-called “Protestants” during the past century, and which is flagrantly flouted before our eyes today throughout Christendom, as seen for example, in the carnal and worldly devices used to attract young people to “religious” services. But “let us do evil that good may come” is a sentiment entertained by no truly regenerate soul, rather is it detested by him; and Scripture plainly declares of such as are actuated by it, that their “damnation is just” (Romans 3:8).” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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Church Singing
December 19, 2010, 7:17 AM
Filed under: Entertainment, Exposition of The Gospel of John, Hymns, Worldly

“Is a choir needed to ‘lead’ worship? What choir was needed to aid the Savior and His apostles as they sung that hymn in the upper room, ere going forth into the Garden? (Matthew 26:30). What choir was needed to assist the apostles, as with bleeding backs they sang praises to God in the Philippian dungeon? Singing to be acceptable to God must come from the heart. And to whom do the choirs sing — to God, or to the people?

The attractiveness of singing has been substituted for “the foolishness of preaching.” The place which music now holds in many of our public services is a solemn “sign of the times” to those who have eyes to see. But is music wrong? Has not God Himself bestowed the gift? Surely, but what we are now complaining about is church-singing that is professional and spectacular, that which is of the flesh, and rendered to please the ear of man. The only music which ever passes beyond the roof of the church in which it is rendered is that which issues from born again people, who “sing with grace in their hearts unto the Lord.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “An Exposition of the Gospel of John” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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Rule and Regulator
June 15, 2010, 3:43 PM
Filed under: Entertainment, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“Unquestioning submission to God’s revealed will, an exact carrying out of His instructions. employing none other than those means which He has assigned, is what God requires from us, both in the performance of our daily duties and in that which pertains more especially to His worship and service. We are forbidden to lean unto our own understandings or resort unto our own devices. God has plainly declared His mind unto us in the Holy Scriptures, and they are to be the alone Rule and Regulator of all our actions. Implicit obedience unto the Lord is absolutely essential if we are to have His blessing upon our efforts…

And how unreasonable does it now appear unto the majority of preachers and members to heed the call to cast away all the fleshly and worldly devices which have been brought into the churches, substituting fasting and prayer, and counting upon God to bless the preaching of His own Word. “The obedience of faith” (Romans 16:26). Weigh well those words.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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Terrible Travesty
May 15, 2010, 12:03 PM
Filed under: Entertainment, Ignorance, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“Men have set up their idols and then sought to dignify and sanctify their inventions by worshipping them in the name of Christ. Romanism and Ritualism give us one form of it. Wordliness and fleshly indulgencies another. Just as Aaron proclaimed the honors paid to the calf and the carnal merriment that followed as “a feast unto the Lord,” so many a “church supper,” bazaar, religious carnival, whist drive, etc., is officially carried out under the name of Christianity.

What a mockery it all is! Aaron had no Scripture to justify his proclamation, nor have the present-day leaders any word from God to warrant their doings. “And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings” (Exodus 32.6).

Terrible travesty was this. Those offerings which spoke of the devotedness of Christ unto the Father, and the fellowship which He has made possible between a holy God and His people, were now presented to this fetish of their own corrupt imaginations. It is significant to mark the absence of any sin offering! But that had no place in their thoughts. How could it? When there is departure from God, the conscience becomes calloused: “The way of the wicked is as darkness, they know not at what they stumble” (Proverbs 4:19).

That is why the unscriptural and Christ-dishonoring performances in the churches occasion no uneasiness to those engaged in them.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “Gleanings in Exodus” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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