Monday, September 10, 2007

"Once a man makes the conversion of sinners his prime design and all-consuming end, he is exceedingly apt to adopt a wrong course. Instead of striving to preach the Truth in all its purity, he will tone it down so as to make it more palatable to the unregenerate. Impelled by a single force, moving in one fixed direction, his object is to make conversion easy, and therefore favorite passages (like John 3:16) are dwelt upon incessantly, while others are ignored or pared away."
- A.W. Pink

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been visiting reform blogs for about 6 months. I have not seen John 3:16 used once.

Big Al said...

"Once a man makes the conversion of sinners his prime design and all-consuming end, he is exceedingly apt to adopt a wrong course. Instead of striving to preach the Truth in all its purity, he will tone it down so as to make it more palatable to the unregenerate."

Any spiritual truth, watered down or full strength, is unpalatable to dead men. Only the new birth brings the ability to receive spiritual truths.