A. W. Pink
Arthur Walkington Pink (1886-1952) evangelist and Biblical scholar
Pink was born in Nottingham, England on April 1, 1886 and became a Christian in his early 20's. Though born to Christian parents, prior to conversion he migrated into a Theosophical society (an occult gnostic group popular in England during that time), and quickly rose in prominence within their ranks. His conversion came from his father's patient admonitions from Scripture. It was the verse, Proverbs 14:12, 'there is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death,' which particularly struck his heart and compelled him to renounce Theosophy and follow Jesus.
Desiring to grow in knowledge of the Bible, Pink immigrated to the United States to study at Moody Bible Institute. In 1916 he married Vera E. Russell, who was from Kentucky. However, he left after just two months for Colorado, then California, then Britain. From 1925 to 1928 he served in Australia, including as pastor of two congregations from 1926 to 1928, when he returned to England, and to the United States the following year. He eventually pastored churches Colorado, California, Kentucky and South Carolina.
In 1922 he started a monthly magazine entitled Studies in Scriptures which circulated among English-speaking Christians worldwide, though only to a relatively small circulation list of around 1,000.
In 1934 Pink returned to England, and within a few years turned his Christian service to writing books and pamphlets. Pink died in Stornoway, Scotland on July 15, 1952. The cause of death was anemia.
After Pink's death, his works were republished by the Banner of Truth Trust and reached a much wider audience as a result. Biographer Iain Murray observes of Pink, "the widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century." His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers' hearts on biblical living.
The Godhood of Godby A. W. Pink
A.W. Pink was an English evangelist of the 19th century. His Puritan and Calvinist background no doubt inspired him to write Godhood of God. These traditions emphasize the absolute power of God. "What is Godhood?" Pink asks. It is "the omnipotency of God, the absolute sovereignty of God. When we speak of the Godhood of God we affirm that God is God," he says. "We… See more details below
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A.W. Pink was an English evangelist of the 19th century. His Puritan and Calvinist background no doubt inspired him to write Godhood of God. These traditions emphasize the absolute power of God. "What is Godhood?" Pink asks. It is "the omnipotency of God, the absolute sovereignty of God. When we speak of the Godhood of God we affirm that God is God," he says. "We affirm that God is something more than an empty title: that God is something more than a mere figure-head: that God is something more than a far-distant spectator, looking helplessly on at the suffering which sin has wrought." Pink believes that Godhood is seen in creation, administration, the giving of scriptures, and salvation, and he writes a brief chapter on each aspect. This book is very short and easily understandable for readers of any level. The piece emphasizes God's dominion over all other powers and things of the world, which is comforting to modern believers. It also encourages Christians to remember not only God's love, but his other nature as the all-powerful ruler of the universe who should be revered.
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This edition features an artistic cover, a new promotional introduction, an index of scripture references, and links for scripture references to the appropriate passages.
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