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


Cursing
October 10, 2011, 7:19 PM
Filed under: Carnal, Judgement, Sin, Total Depravity, Worldly

“What shall be said of that vast throng of profane swearers who pollute our language and wound our ears, by a vile mixture of execrations and blasphemies in their common conversation!

“Their throat is an open sepulcher… the poison of asps is under their lips: whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness” (Romans 3:13, 14).

Utterly vain is their thoughtless plea that they mean no harm, vain their excuse that all their companions do the same, vain their plea that it is merely to relieve their feelings! What a madness it is when men anger you, to strike against God and provoke Him far more than others can provoke you! But though their fellows do not censure, nor the police arrest, nor the magistrate punish them, yet “The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his Name in vain.”

“As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him… as he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water” (Psalm 109:17, 18).

God is dreadfully incensed by this sin, and in the common commission of this Heaven-insulting crime our country has incurred terrible guilt.

It has become almost impossible to walk the streets or to enter mixed company without hearing the sacred Name of God treated with blasphemous contempt. The novels of the day, the stage, and even radio (and more lately television, the cinema, and the press) are terrible offenders, and without doubt this is one of the fearful sins against Himself for which God is now pouring out His judgments upon us. Of old He said unto Israel,

“Because of swearing (cursing) the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil” (Jeremiah 23:10).

And He is still the same: “The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.” Sore punishment shall be his portion, if not in this life, then most assuredly so, eternally so, in the life to come.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Ten Commandments” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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Spiritual Ignorance
October 10, 2011, 4:49 AM
Filed under: Deceived, Exposition of The Gospel of John, Ignorance, Sin, Total Depravity, Worldly

“He that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked” (Proverbs 29:27).

“They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly” (Amos 5:10).

“It is the same now. Faithfulness to Christ will stir up religious rancour. In spite of the boasted liberalism of the day, men are still intolerant, and manifest their enmity just so far as they dare.

“And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me” (John 16:3).

Here the Lord traces, once more, the world’s undying ill-will to its true source: it is because they are not acquainted with the Father and the Son. Hatred and persecution of God’s children are both the consequence and the proof of the spiritual ignorance of their enemies.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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Able-Bodied Loafers
October 9, 2011, 7:40 PM
Filed under: Carnal, Sin, Spiritual Growth, Total Depravity

“Let it be pointed out, however, that God requires us to use discretion and discrimination in the bestowments of charity. There is a class of shiftless idlers who are ever ready to impose upon the compassionate and generous hearted, and make the benevolence of others a reason for their own indolence. It is positively wrong to encourage those who seek to subsist on the liberality of others, instead of earning their own bread. Indiscriminate giving often does more harm than good. It is our bounden duty to go to the trouble of properly investigating each case on its own merits, instead of allowing our sentiment to override our judgment. God Himself has said,

“This we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10),

and it is sinful for us to negate that by giving money to able-bodied loafers.”  —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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Imperative Necessity
September 22, 2011, 4:56 AM
Filed under: Exposition of The Gospel of John, Faith, Gospel, Soteriology, Total Depravity

“The new birth is an imperative necessity because the natural man is altogether devoid of spiritual life. It is not that he is ignorant and needs instruction: it is not that he is feeble and needs invigorating: it is not that he is sickly and needs doctoring. His case is far, far worse. He is dead in trespasses and sins. This is no poetical figure of speech; it is a solemn reality, little as it is perceived by the majority of people. The sinner is spiritually lifeless and needs quickening. He is a spiritual corpse, and needs bringing from death unto life. He is a member of the old creation, which is under the curse of God, and unless he is made a new creation in Christ, he will lie under that curse to all eternity. What the natural man needs above everything else is life, Divine life; and as birth is the gateway to life, he must be born again, and except he be born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. This is final.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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Inordinately Selfish
August 29, 2011, 6:04 PM
Filed under: Carnal, Deceived, Ignorance, Total Depravity

“The sinner’s ignorance and unconsciousness of his enmity against God are due to the false conceptions which he entertains of His nature and character. If he were better acquainted with the God of Holy Writ, he would be more aware of his hatred of Him. But the God he believes in is merely a creation of his own fancy. The true God is ineffably holy, inflexibly just. His wrath burns against sin and He will by no means clear the guilty. If mankind likes the true God, why is it that they have set up so many false gods? If they admire the truth, why have they invented so many false systems of religion? The contrariety between the carnal mind and God is the contrariety between sin and holiness. The divine law requires man to love God supremely; instead, he loves himself supremely. It requires him to delight in God superlatively; instead, he wholly delights in all that is not of God. It requires him to love his neighbor as himself; instead, his heart is inordinately selfish.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Doctrine of Man’s Impotence” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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The Present Generation
July 21, 2011, 7:54 PM
Filed under: Ignorance, Sin, Total Depravity, Worldly

“The present generation has, for the most part, been reared not only in an atmosphere of negative unbelief but of hostile unbelief. They live in a world where materialism and skepticism are rampant and dominant. In the great majority of homes the Sunday newspaper is the only thing read on the Lord’s Day. Doubt as to moral and spiritual truth is distilled through a score of channels. Our seats of learning are hotbeds of agnosticism. Our literature, with rare exceptions, makes light of God, and jokes about sacred things. The newspapers, the radio broadcasts, public utterances and private conversations, are steadily but surely removing the foundations of righteousness and destroying what little faith in spiritual things still remain. The vast majority in the English-speaking world are totally ignorant of the contents of the Bible, know not that it is a Divine revelation, yea, question whether there be any God at all. Yet modern skepticism is rarely candid, but is rather a refuge in which multitudes are sheltering from an accusing conscience. With such we are not here concerned, for where a prejudiced mind and a caviling spirit obtain, argument is useless; and we can but leave them unto the sovereign mercy of the Lord.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Doctrine of Revelation” by Arthur W. Pink (1886–1952)

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Unpopular Message!
June 23, 2011, 5:45 PM
Filed under: Carnal, Deceived, False Believers, Ignorance, Total Depravity

“Where God works, he always does so consistently with his own Word. What I mean by that is this: when he raises up, equips, and sends forth one of his servants, that servant will necessarily preach the Word, and denounce all that is opposed to the Word: hence, his message is bound to be unpopular, in fact hated by all who are not regenerated. Was it not thus with the Old Testament prophets? Would even the Israelites of their day endure sound doctrine? Would they do so when the Lord Jesus preached it? Would they when the Apostles taught it? Would they in the time of Luther and Calvin? And poor, fallen human nature is the same now! Mark it well, my dear friend, that the people to whom the Old Testament prophets, Christ and the apostles preached were not irreligious! No, indeed far from it! They were very religious: but they were determined to have religion of their own, which suited them, and they would not tolerate anything which condemned them. So it is now.”  —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from a “Letter to Lowell Green, August 19, 1934” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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