Monday, February 13, 2006

Blasphemous RUBBISH

I love how Pink poetically illustrates ARMINIANISM:
He says, it is "a religion of conditions, contingencies and uncertainties" and "is not Christianity" but "the daughter of Rome. It is that God-dishonouring, Scripture-repudiating, soul-destroying system of Popery whose father is the devil which prates about human merit, creature ability, works of supererogation and a lot more blasphemous rubbish, and leaves its blinded dupes in the fogs and bogs of uncertainty."
I agree with Pink when he goes on to state "Christianity deals with certainties which originated in the purpose and love of an unchanging God, who when He begins a good work, ALWAYS COMPLETES IT."
I serve a God that is truly sovereign (including in the way of salvation) and I am thankful for any ray of illumination granted me from the "lamp of God's Word"... for I can be quite dull sometimes... slow, but, by the grace of God... teachable.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is Arminianism, not Armenianism. The former is a religious school of thought, the latter is a nationality.

Pink is not a good Christian author. He was a fanatic. He ended up his life not even going to church because no church was good enough for him.

You don't have to be an open theist or an Arminian to see that God is asking for men to turn to Him, that he has done everything to save us, but we must believe to appropraite that salvation. This is the biblical teaching, not the "Doctrines of Grace" ... which really aren't very gracious if you think about it, unless you are one of its "chosen few".

9:02 AM  
Blogger sheshe said...

God is doing more than asking us to turn to Him, He is commanding it. Those who do not repent and submit their lives to Him are in open rebellion against God, rather than simply making a bad choice.

4:56 PM  
Blogger 4given said...

Well said SheShe!

Anonymous... God asking? Is that like Mr. Rogers neighborhood-type asking, as though an all-powerful God need ask anything?

And why are you hiding behind "anonymous"?

5:02 PM  
Blogger 4given said...

Arminianism speaks of a God who enables men to save themselves... Calvinism proclaims a God who saves. It is the enabling Spirit of God that draws us to the point of asking. We are too depraved and stupid and unable to get ourselves to that point. I find much rest in knowing that God did not leave my salvation up to me for I would have chosen to wallow in muck and mire (and so would you)... for flesh in itself is sadly content with that.

8:37 AM  
Blogger 4given said... will give you an idea of how unscriptural open theism is. It is a man concocted, man-centered system that is blasphemous... and that puts it quite mildly.

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Sinner said...

To Anonymous,

I grant that Pink had an extreme view of separation, but even for that he had a scriptural argument. To me, his writings clearly reveal a heart for the glory of God and the truth of His word. In a day when 90% of all "preachers" are thimble-deep theologically, it's the writings of men like Arthur Pink that I turn to in order to feed my soul.

4:02 PM  
Blogger 4given said...

Well said, sinner.

10:46 PM  
Blogger T A Blankenship said...

Great article. I really appreciate your heart for God.
I am truly glad tha salvation is of God, and not me.
Thank you.

11:35 AM  
Blogger 4given said...

Thank you Mr. Blankenship. I had to reject some of the comments made on this article. People can get quite nasty when truth is revealed without compromise.

1:06 PM  

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