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


Healthy Christianity
March 23, 2013, 5:42 PM
Filed under: Gospel, Grace, Law, Modern Pulpits, Sanctification, Spiritual Growth

“Healthy Christianity can only be maintained where the balance is properly preserved between a faithful exposition of the holy Law of God and a pressing of its claims upon the conscience, and by tenderly preaching the Gospel and applying its balm to stricken hearts. Where the former predominates to the virtual exclusion of the latter, self-righteous pharisaism is fostered; and where the proclamation of the Gospel ousts the requirements of the Law, Antinomian licentiousness is engendered. During the past hundred years Christendom has probably heard fifty Gospel sermons or addresses to one on the Law, and the consequence has indeed been disastrous and deplorable: a light and backboneless religion, with loose and careless walking.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Sermon on the Mount” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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Die To Sin
February 16, 2013, 8:30 PM
Filed under: Sanctification, Sin, Spiritual Growth, True Conversion

“What the Savior suffered in His pure flesh by way of expiation, those who would be saved must suffer in their corrupt flesh by way of mortification. It is true the flesh in us is reluctant, as was the holy humanity of Christ, saying, “let this cup pass from Me,” but the spirit is willing, crying “Father, Thy will be done” even in the crucifixion of my dearest lusts. Christ died a violent death, and sin must not die an easy and comfortable one. His body was nailed to the tree till His soul was separated from it, and the body of sin must be so nailed till the soul of sin—the will and love of it— depart. Christ died a tormenting death, in pains and agonies, and we must so die to sin that we “suffer in the flesh” (1 Peter 4:1). Christ died a lingering death, and so does sin languish little by little, mortification upon mortification, dying “daily.” Alas, how few dig deep enough to come to the denying of self!” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Sermon on the Mount” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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Hand Christianity
October 8, 2012, 4:43 PM
Filed under: Evangelism, Sanctification, Spiritual Growth

“Equally pitiable is the hand religion of the day, when young “converts” are put to teaching a Sunday school class, urged to “speak” in the open air, or take up “personal work.” How many thousands of beardless youths and young girls are now engaged in what is called “winning souls for Christ,” when their own souls are spiritually starved! They may “memorize” two or three verses of Scripture a day, but that does not mean their souls are being fed. How many are giving their evenings to helping in some “mission,” when they need to be spending the time in “the secret of the Most High”! And how many bewildered souls are using the major part of the Lord’s day in rushing from one meeting to another instead of seeking from God that which will fortify them against the temptations of the week! Oh, the tragedy of this hand “Christianity.”

How subtle the Devil is! Under the guise of promoting growth in “the knowledge of the Lord,” he gets people to attend a ceaseless round of meetings, or to read an almost endless number of religious periodicals and books; or under the pretence of “honoring the Lord” by all this so-called “service” he induces the one or the other to neglect the great task which God has set before us:

“keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).”  —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “Practical Christianity” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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No Matter What
August 22, 2012, 3:25 PM
Filed under: Faith, Sanctification, Spiritual Growth, True Conversion

“No matter what experience I have had, or what be the character and strength of my faith, or how deep and steady be my assurance, or how eminent my gifts, unless any or all of these issue in a life of practical obedience to Christ they will avail nothing when death overtakes me. And that is no harsh verdict of ours, but the decision of the Son of God: “every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man who built his house upon the sand.” Not that the Christian will “do” them perfectly—“For in many things we offend all” (James 3:2)—though he ought to, and must not excuse but rather mourn over and confess his failure. No, the obedience of the Christian is not a faultless one, yet it is real and actual. It is not flawless, yet it is sincere. It is the genuine desire, resolution and endeavor of the Christian to please Christ in all things, and it is his greatest grief when he displeases Him. Lord,

“Make me to go in the path of Thy commandments; for therein do I delight” (Psalm 119:35).” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Sermon on the Mount” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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Quote of the Day
July 29, 2012, 6:24 AM
Filed under: Faith, Sanctification, Spiritual Growth

“Let not the child of God become discouraged because his efforts to please Christ make some of those who call themselves Christians speak evil of him.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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Bear In Mind
July 26, 2012, 3:20 PM
Filed under: Grace, Judgement, Love, Sanctification

“Let not a single action alienate a friend: bear in mind the general tenor of his conduct towards you. Be as ready to forgive as you desire to be forgiven. Remember there is still much in you which grates upon others. When wronged pray over it before you pass a verdict. Many a person has afterwards bitterly regretted a hasty decision. Take all the circumstances into account and “judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Life of David, Volume 2” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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Hidden Things
June 23, 2012, 9:51 AM
Filed under: Sanctification, Spiritual Growth

“Though there may be nothing in my outward conduct for which the Lord is chastising me, yet it is likely there is something within against which He is intimating His displeasure and for which He requires me to humble myself. A spirit of selfishness, the allowing of pride, the workings of self-will, the stirrings of rebellion when Divine Providence crosses me, the exercise of self-righteousness, may be the plague-spot of my soul which needs purging. In the rush and pressure of every-day life the “little foxes which spoil the vines” (Song of Solomon 2:15) are apt to be neglected, and if we are careless then we must not be surprised if we are placed on our backs for a season, that there may be time for reflection and opportunity for closer dealings between the soul and God, that the hidden things of darkness may be brought out into the light and faithfully dealt with.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “Divine Healing” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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