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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The Pattern
April 27, 2010, 6:22 AM
Filed under: Entertainment, False Teachers, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“In connection with His service God has not left things to our discretion nor to the dictates of either human wisdom or expediency. He has supplied us with a “pattern” (compare Hebrews 8:5), and He is very jealous of that pattern and requires us to be ordered by the same. Everything must be done as God has appointed. The moment we depart from God’s pattern, that is, the moment we fail to act in strict conformity to a “thus saith the Lord,” we are acting in self-will, and can no longer count upon His blessing. We must not expect “the fire of God” until we have fully met His requirements.

In view of what has just been pointed out, need we have any difficulty in discovering why the blessing of God has departed from the churches, why His miracle-working power is no longer seen working in their midst? It is because there has been such woeful departure from His “pattern,” because so many innovations have come in, because they have employed carnal weapons in their spiritual warfare, because they have wickedly brought in worldly means and methods. In consequence, the Holy Spirit is grieved and quenched. Not only must the occupant of the pulpit heed the Divine injunction and preach “the preaching that I bid thee” (Jonah 3:2), but the whole service, discipline and life of the church must be regulated by the directions God has given. The path of obedience is the path of spiritual prosperity and blessing, but the way of self-will and self-seeking is one of impotency and disaster.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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Perilous Times
April 4, 2010, 6:28 AM
Filed under: Deceived, Entertainment, Evangelism, Modern Pulpits, Worldly

“Behold further characteristics of the Perilous Times — “Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God” ( 2 Timothy 3:4).

It is needless to enlarge upon each separate item, but mark the first and the last of those enumerated here. “Without natural affection.” How terribly this is exemplified today in the enormous increase of divorces, in the abandonment of their infant offspring by unnatural mothers, and in the neglect of the poor, the sick, the aged! “Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.” See our church-members on the Lord’s day, preferring a ride in their automobiles to the assembling of themselves together with the people of God. Mark them on prayer-meeting nights at the picture-shows instead of at the throne of grace. And witness the musical programmes, the entertainments, the ice-cream suppers, etc., etc., held in our church-houses. “But,” it may be asked, “have not these things always been true of men in general?” Perhaps so, more or less, though never to the same extent as now. But these verses do not describe “general conditions,” they depict Christendom as it exists in the “last days.” This is clear from the next verse — “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (vs. 5). There is music but it is of the siren kind, not the singing, and making melody in our hearts to the Lord. There is eloquence but it is the wisdom which man’s words teaeheth, and not that which speaks for God and wins souls. There is fervor but it is the heat of carnal excitement born of novelty and sensationalism, and not that which cometh down from above. There is zeal, but it is without knowledge. There is a demand for righteousness, but it is civic and social righteousness and not the righteousness of God. There is love but it is a sickly sentimentality and not that which is the fulfilling of the law. There is gospel-preaching, but it is “another gospel” and not the gospel of the grace of God. There is much religion, but it is lacking in life. There are notorious evangelistic campaigns, but they are devoid of spirituality. There is much ritualistic performance but it is a form of godliness without its power. “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts” (vs. 6).” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Redeemer’s Return” by A. W. Pink  (1886–1952)

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Gold and Glitter
March 24, 2010, 8:24 PM
Filed under: Entertainment, Worldly

“The expenditure of great earnestness and enthusiasm is no proof of a true and good cause. There is a large class of shallow-minded people today who conclude that a display of religious zeal and fervour is a real sign of spirituality, and that such virtues fully compensate for whatever lack of knowledge and sound doctrine there may be. “Give me a place,” say they, “where there is plenty of life and warmth even though there be no depth to the preaching, rather than a sound ministry which is cold and unattractive.” Ah, my reader, all is not gold that glitters. Those prophets of Baal were full of earnest zeal and fervour, but it was in a false cause, and brought down nothing from Heaven! Then take warning therefrom, and be guided by God’s Word and not by what appeals to your emotions or love of excitement.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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