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Two extremes are to be guarded against, a love of the fantastic and a prejudice against what is novel

Just so far as we really value a spiritual interpretation of God’s Word will we abominate all counterfeits. Two extremes are to be guarded against, both by those who advance and those who receive some new explanation of a passage: a love of the fantastic and a prejudice against what is novel. 168 more words

Arthur W. Pink

Every preacher needs to be constantly on his guard against substituting human ingenuity for the teaching of the Spirit

THERE are certain types of mind, particularly the mystical and fanatical, which are prone to substitute fanciful concepts for spiritual interpretations. God’s Word requires to be handled with reverential fear, and with much prayer for discernment and guidance, lest we tread on holy ground with the shoes of carnal wisdom; or the novice, striving after originality, give rein to his imagination, instead of disciplining himself to adhere strictly to the Analogy of Faith. 131 more words

Arthur W. Pink

Let us now illustrate from the history of Jonah as it spiritually portrays the experience of many a backslidden saint

Let us now illustrate from the history of Jonah as it spiritually portrays the experience of many a backslidden saint. The Lord gave that prophet a commandment, but it was contrary to his natural inclinations. 434 more words

Arthur W. Pink

A much more numerous class of passages, which also differ considerably from those already noticed, require our attention, namely those which delineate the ups and downs of the Christian life

Ere leaving this branch of our many-sided subject, a much more numerous class of passages, which also differ considerably from those already noticed, require our attention, namely those which delineate the ups and downs of the Christian life. 180 more words

Arthur W. Pink

The Reformed Hegemony of Evangelical Commentaries

I enjoy reading commentaries. In every course I teach, I assign commentaries. Students need to know that there are other perspectives. I consider myself an Evangelical. 549 more words

Some People!?!

These words happen everywhere.  When things are good and when times are tough, it matters not.  No matter the circumstance, they are the four words every pastor hates to hear.   398 more words

Bible

In not a few instances the Scriptures possess both a literal and a mystical force: Example 11

One more illustration of this kind must suffice. When His disciples asked Christ, “Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?” He answered them, “Elias is come already,” and we are told, 578 more words

Arthur W. Pink