Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sickly Sentimentality

"The attributes of God have been perverted by a one-sided presentation thereof. The justice, the holiness, and the wrath of God have been pushed into the background, and a God that loves everybody thrust into the foreground. In consequence, the masses of church-goers no longer fear God. For the past fifty years the vast majority of pulpits have maintained a guilty silence on Eternal Punishment so that few now have any dread of the wrath to come. This logically follows from the former, for no one needs to stand in any terror of One who loves him. The repercussions have been unmistakable, drastic, and tragic. Sickly sentimentality regulated the pulpit until it dominated the pew and this evil leaven has so spread that it now permeates the whole nation." —A. W. Pink (1886–1952

(HT) Jono Sims

3 comments:

Wayne Dawg said...

Wow - Pink said this more than 50 years ago.......what would he think today?

Would he say it permeates the nation today or would he say that we have completely drowned in it>

Joseph A. said...

He also offers our only solution in such times: "Nothing is too great and nothing is too small to commit into the hands of the Lord."

steve martin said...

Whatever else He is, our God is not sentimental.

The Church should not be either.