Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Arthur Pink Is Right!

I'm no Calvinist; hyper or traditional.  But I'm also not as self-righteous as most Independent Baptist pastors who act like the only people God ever used for the cause of Christ in the history of Christianity were people who believed just like them.  That being said, Christians are to recognize, yea even SEEK the truth and think on those things as the scripture saith in Philippians 4:8 (notice Paul, by the Holy Ghost, does not preference it by saying "think on these things if they are said by someone from your alma mater, camp, or who agrees w/ all your convictions.)

The following is a 110% true statement made by Pink commenting on John 8:28 "as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things,":

"This discourse He had delivered originated not in His own mind.  His doctrine came from the One who sent Him.  It was the same with the apostle Paul.  Hear him as he says to the Galatians, "But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1:11,12).  And these things, dear brethren are recorded for our learning.  No one has to take a course in any Bible School in order to gain a knowledge and insight of the Scriptures.  The man most used of God last century - Mr. C.H. Spurgeon - was a graduate of no Bible Institute!  We do not say that God has not used the Bible schools to help many who have gone there; we do not say there may not be such which He is so using today.  But what we do say is, that such schools are not an imperative necessity.  You have the same Bible [KJV] in hand that they have; you have the same Holy Spirit to guide you  into all truth.  God may be pleased to use human instruments in instructing and enlightening you, or He may give you the far greater honor and privilege of teaching you directly.  That is for you to ascertain.  Your first duty is to humbly and diligently look to HIM, wait on Him for guidance, seek His will, and the sure promise is, "The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way" (Psalm 25:9).

To this I say: Amen , Amen, Amen!


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