Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Trying His Best?

"How different is the God of the Bible from the God of modern Christendom! The conception of Deity which prevails most widely today, even among those who profess to give heed to the Scriptures, is a miserable caricature, a blasphemous travesty of the Truth. The God of the twentieth century is a helpless, effeminate being who commands the respect of no really thoughtful man. The God of the popular mind is the creation of a maudlin sentimentality. The God of many a present-day pulpit is an object of pity rather than of awe-inspiring reverence. To say that God the Father has purposed the salvation of all mankind, that God the Son died with the express intention of saving the whole human race, and that God the Holy Spirit is now seeking to win the world to Christ; when, as a matter of common observation, it is apparent that the great majority of our fellow-men are dying in sin, and passing into a hopeless eternity: is to say that God the Father is disappointed, that God the Son is dissatisfied, and that God the Holy Spirit is defeated. We have stated the issue baldly, but there is no escaping the conclusion. 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." —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Quote taken from The Sovereignty of God by A. W. Pink

2 comments:

WayneDawg said...

Wow - what a quote from Pink. I have never read that one before.

I'm going to have to print that one out and re-read it a few times to fully digest it.

Thanks

The Bororean said...

I know! I sent this quote out in a group email to other Christians a while back and I had two of them email me back and asked me to remove them from my email list. Maybe they were offended?