Is God in control of this world? Do I have control over my actions? In this best-selling classic, A. W. Pink answers such profound questions in a language the average Christian layperson will find not only understandable but totally engaging. Pink, one of the most influential evangelical authors of the last century, writes with fiery passion and brilliant clarity, giving biblical answers to our deepest questions regarding the “sadly neglected and little understood” doctrine of the sovereignty of God.
About the Author
Arthur Walkington Pink (1886-1952) was an evangelist and biblical scholar known for 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 Pink’s death, his works were republished by the Banner of Truth Trust and reached a much wider audience as a result, 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 Attibrutes of God,” “The Doctrine of Justification,” “The Patience of God,”and “The Total Depravity of Man.”
From the Introduction:
Present world-conditions call loudly for a re-examination of the teaching of Holy Scripture concerning God’s relationship to our earth. Today, everything appears to be out of joint. Thrones are creaking and tottering, ancient dynasties are being overturned, democracies are revolting, civilization is a demonstrated failure, and half of Christendom is locked together in a death grapple. Statesmen are perplexed and staggered. Men’s hearts are “failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth” (Luke 21:26). Many are declaring that Christianity is a failure, and despair is settling on many faces. Not a few of the Lord’s own people are bewildered, and their faith is being severely tried. And what of God? Does He see and hear? Is He impotent or indifferent? A number of those who are regarded as the leaders of Christian thought are telling us that God could not help the coming of this awful War and that He is unable to bring about its termination. It is said, and said openly, that conditions today are beyond God’s control. But what saith the Scriptures? . . .
. . . Here is the fundamental difference between the man of faith and the man of unbelief. The unbeliever is “of the world,” and judges everything by worldly standards, views life from the standpoint of time and sense, and weighs everything in the balances of his own carnal making. But the man of faith brings in God, looks at everything from His standpoint, estimates values by spiritual standards, and views life in the light of eternity. Doing this, he receives whatever comes as from the hand of God. Doing this, his heart is calm in the midst of the storm. Doing this, he rejoices in the hope of the glory of God. “