Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Another Gospel

by A.W. Pink (1886-1952)

"[The apostles of Satan]....are for the most part ordained ministers. Thousands of those who occupy our modern pulpits are no longer engaged in presenting the fundamentals of the Christian Faith, but have turned aside from the Truth and have given heed unto fables.

Instead of magnifying the enormity of sin and setting forth its eternal consequences, they minimize it by declaring that sin is merely ignorance or the absence of good. Instead of warning their hearers to "flee from the wrath to come" they make God a liar by declaring that He is too loving and merciful to send any of His own creatures to eternal torment....

[The Gospel of Satan] does not promote strife and war, but aims at peace and unity. It seeks not to set the mother against her daughter nor the father against his son, but fosters the fraternal spirit whereby the human race is regarded as one great "brotherhood." It does not seek to drag down the natural man, but to improve and uplift him. It advocates education and cultivation and appeals to the "best that is within us." It aims to make this world such a comfortable and congenial habitat that Christ's absence from it will not be felt and God will not be needed. It endeavors to occupy man so much with this world that he has no time or inclination to think of the world to come....

Yes, my reader, it is possible to work in the name of Christ, and even to preach in his name, and though the world knows us, the Church knows us, yet to be unknown to the Lord! How necessary is it then to find out where we really are; to examine ourselves and see whether we be in the faith; to measure ourselves by the Word of God and see if we are being deceived by our subtle Enemy; to find out whether we are building our house upon the sand, or whether it is errected on the Rock which is Jesus Christ. May the Holy Spirit search our hearts, break our wills, slay our emnity against God, work in us a deep and true repentance, and direct our gaze to the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world."

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Vee said...

I am definately linking to this one... This is great!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good article. Thanks for posting it. -CT

3:02 AM  

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