A. W. Pink
1886 - 1952
Arthur Walkington Pink was born in Great Britain in
1886. Eventually he immigrated to the United States
to study at the Moody Bible Institute. He later
pastored churches in California, Colorado, Kentucky
and South Carolina. In 1919, he became somewhat of an
itinerate Bible teacher, even traveling down under
for a time. In 1934, he returned to his homeland,
Scotland, taking up residence on the Isle of Lewis,
where he lived until his death in 1952.
Most of Pink's works originally appeared as articles in Studies In Scriptures, a monthly magazine dealing strictly with Biblical exposition. The magazine never had many more than 1000 subscribers, but Pink found out that many of those who did subscribe were ministers with flocks of their own who passed on what they learned from Pink's exposition to their pastorate, giving him a trickle down effect. He cherished that thought. On the surface Pink's ministry and his writings didn't seem to be of much effect, but now that he has passed on, he is much more widely known and read than when he was with us. Kind of reminds me of something he once wrote in Elijah:
How many ministers of the Gospel have become
thoroughly discouraged, though with far less
provocation than Elijah. They have been untiring in
their labours, zealous for the Lord, faithful in
preaching His Word, yet nothing comes of it, there is
no response, all appears to be in vain. Even so,
granted that such be the case, then what? Seek to lay
hold afresh on the grand truth that the purpose of
the Lord shall not fail, and that purpose includes
tomorrow as well as today! The Most High is
not confined to any one agent. Elijah thought the
whole work was to be accomplished through his
instrumentality, but was taught that he was only one
factor among several. Do your duty where God has
stationed you: Plow up the fallow ground and sow the
seed, and though there be no fruit in your day, who
knows but an Elisha may follow you and do the
Pink faithfully did his sowing of the seed. You may
reap the benefits.
The Sovereignty Of
God Pink writes, "The
doctrine of God's sovereignty lies at the foundation of Christian theology...It is the centre of gravity in the system of Christian truth." I couldn't agree more. Sovereignty is key and this book will explain it in detail. This is one of my very favorite books ever. I learned so much from it. I hope you will, too. Preview Online.
The Attributes Of
God. An explanation of many
of God's attributes, His solitariness, decrees,
knowledge, foreknowledge, supremacy, sovereignty,
immutability, holiness, power, faithfulness,
goodness, patience, grace, mercy, love, wrath, and
contemplation. This is one of Pink's best works in my opinion. Enjoy! Preview Online.
An Exposition Of The Sermon
On The Mount A major work.
64 chapters covering Matthew 5-7 in verse by verse
expository fashion. It answers just about any
question that can be raised about Christ's Sermon on the Mount. Very thorough look at the most important sermon every delivered with very practical
applications for today. Preview Online.
The Nature Of God
Our God is an awesome God. He has the
absolute power to utterly destroy those who
violate His order, yet He sent His Son to suffer and
die for us instead. Who can understand this great
God? Pink helps increase your understanding by
exploring the essence, awe, and glory of our loving
heavenly Father. Another good read!
Pink in Cyberspace
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