Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Two Things

"When Christ came to the earth He did these two things. He revealed the Father’s heart and He exposed man’s enmity. And one of two things always followed: either men hated Him for exposing them, or they accepted such exposure and took refuge in the Grace which He revealed. When Christ exposed the hypocrisy of the Pharisees they hated Him; but when He exposed to the woman at the well her sinful life and condition, she welcomed it, and availed herself of God’s grace. So it is now: those who hear the truth of God faithfully preached, the lost and guilty condition of the natural man fearlessly proclaimed, either they hate it, and seek to hide behind the filthy rags of their own self-righteousness, or they come out into the light, bow to God’s verdict, and casting themselves in the dust before Him as Hell-deserving sinners, believe in the Savior which the Gospel makes known. In which class are you found, dear reader?" —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Excerpt taken from "Gleanings In Genesis" by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

1 comment:

Greg said...

A.W. Pink "In which class are you found, dear reader?" Class? None!
I was an ungodly man who repented and believed the Gospel. Was lost but was found. Was saved by God's grace alone thru faith alone in Christ alone. I thank God that He gave me the Holy Spirit and I now abide in his word from the heart Romans 6:17

28But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

29He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he (repented), and went.

30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

31Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Matthew 5:45, the woes of Mt 23, Romans 9:31-32 and 10:1-4.