“It is the studied judgment of this writer, and he is by no means alone therein, that doctrinal preaching is the most pressing need of the churches today”. “Doctrinal preaching is designed to enlighten the understanding, to instruct the mind, to inform the judgment. It is that which supplies motives to gratitude and furnishes incentives to good works”. “Doctrinal Christianity is both the ground and the motive of practical Christianity, for it is principle and not emotion or impulse which is the dynamic of the spiritual life”. “There is no doctrine revealed in Scripture for a merely speculative knowledge, but all is to exert a powerful influence upon conduct. God’s design in all that He has revealed to us is to the purifying of our affections and the transforming of our characters”. – AW Pink
Just found your blog and I’m loving it. Thanks for your faithfulness to scripture and dedication to studying and presenting the truth.
Hello David! Thanks and welcome to my blog.
Loved this quote. Thanks so much for sharing it! By the by, which work of Pink’s is this found in?
Not sure, exactly. I keep a Word document called ‘Great Quotes’ and anytime I run across a memorable quote I copy and paste it into the document. Guess I should keep better tabs of my sources!
I think it’s in the preface to Pink’s book on “Practical Christianity”.
Yup. Here it is. . ..
Most anyone who quotes Pink is friend of mine. Good quote Brother.
My father (who is one of the writers over at CRN) sent me the link to your blog some time ago and I just got the chance to look it up. I’m enjoying myself like a kid in a candy store of Scriptural tasties.
I’ll put a link to your site over at my blog
Thanks, and drop by my blog soon.
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Hello and welcome to my blog!
I have just recently read Pink’s brilliant book on ‘The Sovereignty of God.’ He was a man with a firm grasp upon the scriptures. I’ll read anything by him I can get my hands on.
I’m glad you like my site. Your blog is very impressive, I like your theme. Consider yourself blogrolled!
Blessings in our Lord Jesus Christ
I’m honored Brandon.
See you around
Thanks Tim for finding out where the quote came from! That’s a title of his that I’ve been wanting to read for some time!
-Trusting that all is going exceptionally and abundantly well for you and yours, Brandon!!-