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“The god which the vast majority of professing Christians love is looked upon very much like an indulgent old man, who himself has no relish for folly, but leniently winks at the indiscretions of youth...For one sin God banished our first parents from Eden; for one sin all the posterity of Canaan fell under a curse which remains over them to this day; for one sin Moses was excluded form the promised land; Elisha’s servant smitten with leprosy; Ananias and Sapphira were cut off from the land of the living.”
Arthur W. Pink
“No verse of Scripture yields its meaning to lazy people.”
Arthur W. Pink
“It is not the absence of sin but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors”
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“Were God to show grace to all of Adam's descendants, men would at once conclude that He was righteously compelled to take them to heaven as meet compensation for allowing the human race to fall into sin. But the great God in under no obligation to any of his creatures, least of all to those who are rebels against him.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Attributes of God
“Instead of a river, God often gives us a brook, which may be running today and dried up tomorrow. Why? To teach us not to rest in our blessings, but in the blesser Himself.”
Arthur W. Pink, Elijah
“Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us.”
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“When we complain about the weather, we are, in reality, murmuring against God.”
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“There is only one safeguard against error, and that is to be established in the faith; and for that, there has to be prayerful and diligent study, and a receiving with meekness the engrafted Word of God. Only then are we fortified against the attacks of those who assail us.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Attributes of God
“When you observe that the fire in your room is getting dull, you do not always put on more coal, but simply stir with the poker; so God often uses the black poker of adversity in order that the flames of devotion may burn more brightly.”
Arthur W. Pink, An Exposition of Hebrews
“We must not forget that the issues of Eternity are settled in Time.”
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“It is not the absence of sin but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors.”
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“But why should we not place implicit confidence in God and rely upon His word of promise? Is anything too hard for the Lord? Has His word of promise ever failed? Then let us not entertain any unbelieving suspicions of His future care of us. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but not so His promises.”
Arthur W. Pink, Elijah
“...Our Lord Jesus Christ added nothing to God in his essential being and glory, either by what He did or suffered. True, blessedly and gloriously true. He manifested the glory of God to us, but he added nought to God... Christ's goodness and rightousness reached unto His saints in the earth but God was high above and beyond it all....”
Arthur W. Pink, The Attributes of God
“The apprehension of this blessed truth (God's faithfulness) will check our murmurings. The Lord knows what is best for each of us, and one effect or resting on this truth will be the silencing of our petulant complainings. God is greatly honored when, under trial and chastening, we have good thoughts of Him, vindicate His wisdom and justice, and recognize His love in His very rebukes.”
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“He foresaw my every fall, my every sin, my every backsliding; yet, nevertheless, fixed His heart upon me.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Attributes of God - with study questions
“Thousands acknowledge they are sinners, who have never mourned over the fact.”
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“Those who speak of man's "free will," and insist upon his inherent power to either accept or reject the Saviour, do but voice their ignorance of the real condition of Adam's fallen children.”
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“We remember, also, how that it is becoming increasingly difficult in these strenuous days for those who are desirous of studying the deeper things of God to find the time which such study requires.”
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“Almost all doctrinal error is really truth perverted. Truth wrongly divided. Truth disproportionately held and taught.”
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“Deny that the Bible is, without any qualifications, the very Word of God, and you are left without any ultimate standard of measurement and without any supreme authority. Grant that the Bible is a Divine revelation and communication of God's own mind and will to men, and you have a fixed starting point from which an advance can be made into the domain of truth.”
Arthur W. Pink
“Our Lord has many weak children in His family, many dull pupils in His school, many raw soldiers in His army, many lame sheep in His flock. Yet He bears with them all, and casts none away.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Gospel of John
“How quickly self rises to the surface, and the instrument is ready to believe he is something more than an instrument! How sadly easy it is to make of the very service God entrusts us with a pedestal on which to display ourselves. But God will not share His glory with another, and therefore does He "hide" those who may be tempted to take some of it unto themselves. It is only by retiring from public view and getting alone with God that we can learn our own nothingness.”
Arthur W. Pink, Elijah
“A 'god' who's will is resisted, designs frustrated, and purpose checkmated, possesses no title to Deity.”
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“If man is a totally depraved being, can he possibly take the first step in the matter of his return to God?”
Arthur W. Pink, The Total Depravity of Man
“God is "light" (1 John 1:5), as well as love; and because He is such, sin cannot be ignored, its heinousness minimized, nor its guilt cancelled.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Satisfaction of Christ
“No doctrine of Redemption that in any way casts the slightest shadow over the high mountain of Divine Sovereignty can be tolerated for a moment.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Satisfaction of Christ
“There must be head faith before there can be heart faith. We must believe intellectually before we can believe savingly in the Lord Jesus.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross
“Contentment... is the soul's enjoyment of that peace that passes all understanding.”
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“Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord.”
Arthur W. Pink
“To argue that God is “trying His best” to save all mankind, but that the majority of men will not let Him save them, is to insist that the will of the Creator is impotent, and that the will of the creature is omnipotent.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God

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