The Sovereignty of God

The Sovereignty of God

by Arthur W. Pink

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ISBN-13: 9781300899532
Publication date: 09/03/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 43,352
File size: 354 KB

About the Author

Arthur Walkington Pink (1886) was an evangelist and Biblical scholar known for his Calvinist and puritan teachings. Born in England, Pink became a Christian in his early 20's and immigrated to the United States to study at Moody Bible Institute. After marrying in 1916, he went on to pastor churches in Australia and England before returning to the U.S. to pastor churches in Colorado, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Pink returned to England in 1934, turning his Christian service to writing books and pamphlets. After his death, his works were republished by the Banner of Truth Trust and reached a much wider audience, making 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. His works include numerous Bible studies and books such as The Attributes of God, The Doctrine of Justification, The Patience of God, and The Total Depravity of Man.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition     vii
Foreword to the Second Edition     ix
Foreword to the Third Edition     xi
Biography of A. W. Pink     1
God's Sovereignty Defined     7
The Sovereignty of God in Creation     19
The Sovereignty of God in Administration     25
The Sovereignty of God in Salvation     43
The Sovereignty of God in Reprobation     83
The Sovereignty of God in Operation     117
God's Sovereignty and the Human Will     137
Sovereignty and Human Responsibility     157
God's Sovereignty and Prayer     183
Our Attitude Toward His Sovereignty     199
Difficulties and Objections     215
The Value of This Doctrine     239
Conclusion     257
The Will of God     275
The Case of Adam     281
The Meaning of "Kosmos" in John     289
1 John 2:2     293
Study Guide     299
Index     305

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The Sovereignty of God 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is still relevant for today. The things written even decades ago speak to our society today and how we have placed God in the background and the devil in the forefronth. It will cause you to really look at how you view God and take you back to the place of knowing that God is still in control - no matter what we see with our natural eyes and hear with our natural ears. This is a must read for those desire a closer more intimate relationship with our Lord and our God.
braintrusts More than 1 year ago
If you're interested in the straight scoop on the Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Sovereignty of God, then this is a terrific read. The text doesn't format very well in my older Nook Color, but I don't care, as it is refreshing to read about these doctrines with such simplicity and clarity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best of the best,by far.No one covers this subject like Pink.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Pink dutifully studied the Word, prayed and spent much of his day recording the jewels of insight that are woven together throughout the holy bible about our Sovereign and incredible God in a refreshing and powerful way. He very carefully distills both the power and the grace of our God into the now classic and awesome work that is rightly titled 'The Sovereignty of God' by no accident, for many godly men and women for decades have thought of Mr. Pink as chosen to write and gifted as few others since the time of the Puritans. Because much of what is written in this book correctly causes the reader to become decreased in importance, in comparison to the Divine Sovereign, many will be offended at the Truth of His plan and purpose as detailed in the Scriptures - It has always been this way (John 6:60-61). What saith the Scriptures? That is the question that Mr. Pink continually brings forward by comparing scripture with scripture in this book and the resulting blessing that comes is this: Our thoughts and beliefs are put into proper perspective when held to the test of the Word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with deep truths. Pink compares scripture with scripture to outline the sovereign character of our God. The God that is omnipotent and omniscient. It truly reveals the amazingly comforting truth that NOTHING is beyond God's control.
camelotstud on LibraryThing 7 months ago
THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD - A.W. Pink: There are no adjectives left for me, from all the other reviews. I could say from my perspective, snip all the comments that are in the 5 star catagory, put them together and you'd have my review. I must say (with hesitation, as I don't want to give a wrong impression). After finishing this book, I asked myself, WHY has this man's written narrative, (of course, using Scripture), take me places that the Bible didn't in a like manner. Well I think I have my answer. Through out the Bible the Sovereignty of God and His infinite attributes are generally spread out; so as I read, the awe, comes to me is somewhat like "snipits." Pink on the other hand is centerlizing on the single topic, and all those "snipits" are concentrated; and the Awe just keeps coming. You don't get a chance to breath, gasp, yes, but one is flooded with all those spread out verses. It's all Biblical, and when you have it all thrown on top of you at once its simply beyond what my little brain can comprehend. It gives much to the Psalm (paraphrase) wherein King David asks, ["what is it that attracts you to us little worms?"]. In summary, I can close by saying the inconcievable Sovereignty of God, as presented brings our Creator so much beyond comprehension. . .while taking man and bringing him so insignificant, by comparision. To think such a gap, and He Loves us so? Answer that from a human perspective. Praise God.
nesum on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The wonderful thing about reading A. W. Pink is that you get this incredible blend of accomplished scholarship, of devotion to the truth, of love of our Lord, and pure pleasure in what is he doing. It feels like he is leading us frantically through the Bible saying, "Look at this; this is so cool!" I mean, in a 1928 sort of way of saying that.The theology is advanced and wonderfully presented, but it is far from dry, mainly because of Pink's enthusiasm. This may not be good for new Christians who are still on the milk of the Word, but it is something to strive for as we move forward in our understanding in the God's glory of awesome power.
moses917 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink, when first published in 1918 was a very controversial book as it still is today. The reason for this is probably due to the fact that in Pink's day the doctrine of God's sovereignty was almost completely ignored, misunderstood or rejected. Why read a book on the doctrine of God's sovereignty? The author believed that this doctrine is the second most important doctrine taught in the Bible, the first being the Divine Inspiration of the Bible, which is the title of Mr.Pink's first book that was published.Pink (1886-1952) was a Christian evangelist and Biblical scholar known for his staunchly Calvinist and Puritan-like teachings. Most of Pink's writings made available to the public at Pink's Archive site. When he wrote this book, Pink was clearly concerned about the elevation of man and his abilities at the expense of the sovereignty of God throughout Christendom. He understood that presenting a high Calvinist view of God's sovereignty would not win any popularity contests, and he was certainly right about this. I found this book to be the best systematic treatment of establishing the sovereignty of god in all things that I have yet read. One of the joyous facts of all of Pink¿s works is his use of scripture to explain, prove and sustain his statements. He relies more on Scripture even though he quotes throughout the book the giants of the Christian faith in the words of Calvin, Luther, Edwards, Spurgeon and Augustine. I also felt that Pink's discourse on human responsibility and accountability for his actions was utterly outstanding. The reconciliation of human responsibility or 'free-will' in light of God's sovereignty has been a central issue in Christianity throughout its history. I felt that Pink's attempt at reconciling the difficulty is a very significant achievement that moves the discussion in a very positive direction. Throughout his discourse, Pink's Biblical exegesis is thorough and often compelling. Realizing the sovereignty of our God will accomplish peace in the hearts of His people like nothing else can bring. Knowing that God is sovereign will allow the Christian to truly walk by faith - Biblical faith in a God who loves him and sovereignly works all things according to His good pleasurePink has this to say about the importance of this Biblical truth on p.19 "It is... the key to history, the interpreter of providence...and the foundation of Christian theology, is designed as the sheet anchor for our souls amid the storms of life. Though there are many good things in this book, it is not the complete picture of God. This focus on God¿ Sovereignty, though wonderful and necessary a subject for meditation, can also lead into many dangerous and off balanced positions. Read discerningly and search the scriptures.
laholmes on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A scripture soaked book by Pink about the control of God over every thing in life is as controversial now as it was then. Most people would not have a problem with much of the book. The chapter on God's sovereignty in reprobation is the one that caused me to read slowly and think carefully, and the one chapter that most people would disagree with. Pink pulls no punches in saying God is over everything, and uses scripture after scripture to back it up.
ittai on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I read Lorraine Boetner's Reformed Doctrine of Predestination in high school and thought it was the best until I was introduced to The Sovereignty of God some years later. All of the major topics that this subject brings to the mind of a serious Bible student are addressed by Pink. A copy should be in everyone's library.
lougheryweb on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Blew my socks off the first time I read it. One of my first exposures to Calvinism. This book is not for the theological faint of heart.
Allen- More than 1 year ago
In his book The Sovereignty of God, A.W. Pink explains that God is the first cause of all that exists and that all things are under His rule and control. Nothing happens outside of Gods direction or His permission and that Gods purpose will never be overruled or thwarted. The book shows us that God has absolute and unquestionable authority over all of His creation and in the salvation of man. The discussion in the book covers the doctrine of the Atonement, election, predestination, depravity, and reprobation. Pink shows the reader how the eternal plan of God is being worked out in time and we learn about Gods actions and methods through His providential care of His creation. The author also discusses the relationship between God's sovereignty and the human will, Gods sovereignty and prayer and finally he describes the appropriate attitude Christians should have towards God's sovereignty. This book is thorough and abundantly supported by Scripture references throughout. The Sovereignty of God should be one of the most (if not the most) comforting doctrines in the Bible for Christians.
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This book has convinced many of that the reformed viewpoint of God's sovereignty is the only Biblical view. But one has to be careful; you just might not like what you read!

A female friend of mine said this book caused her much emotional turmoil. When she tried to read it, she had to keep putting it down. The idea of God being absolutely sovereign simply went against her feeling of how things should be. But fortunately, she kept reading the book. And most importantly, she looked up all of the Scripture verses Pink mentioned. And after much study and emotional turmoil, she finally submitted to the Biblical teaching on sovereignty.

Pink references many, many Bible verses. In fact, this book was the source for many of the verses I reference in the chapter on ¿The Sovereignty of God¿ in my book Scripture Workbook: For Personal Bible Study and Teaching the Bible. My book also has two additional chapters addressing other aspects of Calvinism.

So yes, get Pink¿s book. But be prepared for some emotional turmoil, and most of all, to look up lots of Scripture verses. And for even more verses to consider see my book.

Guest More than 1 year ago
After all I had heard about this famous, life-changing book, I was stunned by it's lack of content.
EbookManiac More than 1 year ago
This cover is from the Baker House Publishers version of the book. New Century Books needs to be banned from Pubit for copyright violations. If you are a Christian don't buy from them.