Monday, October 15, 2007

I like AW Pink

Believe it or not, I quite like AW Pink books. I do not agree with much of his theology and I believe he said some dreadful things in his commentary on the epistle to the Hebrews.

However, I read Gleanings in Exodus and Gleanings in the Life of Elisha. I thought they were both very well written books, with some inspiring thoughts. I especially like the meticulous detail of Gleanings in Exodus.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ezekiel said,
A.W. Pink had a very interesting life. He seemed to be some what of an eccentric, loner. I think his last years were spent in isolation in Scotland. He seemed to excel at writing more than in personal contact with others. There's a biography of him by Iain Murray, which I have not read, but heard a lot about. I admire Martyn Lloyd-Jones, even though I'm a classic disp. Thanks for the unique post.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks.

At the time he wrote 'Gleanings in the life of Elisha', he and his wife felt they could not take the Lord's Supper in good conscience. He seemed to have fallen out with practically everybody at that point.

God Bless

Matthew

Jonathan Hunt said...

I have just bought his 'The Divine Covenants'. Perhaps not to a dispy taste!

At Seminary on saturday we were warned that he said some odd things that even reformed baptists don't generally agree with - one example given being his strong contention that Jonathan (Saul's son) was unsaved.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Interesting idea about Jonathan.

"I have just bought his 'The Divine Covenants'. Perhaps not to a dispy taste!"

Perhaps not. But he was Premillennial in his early days.

Rose~ said...

Who would have thunk it?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Indeed.

Then again, in his early writings, Pink did quote sound people like CH Mackintosh and JN Darby.

Anonymous said...

Ezekiel said,
Pink's book the "Antichrist" is still recommended by disp. Also, I think Pink studied at Moody Bible Institute for a year or so, when Moody was one of the pillars of dispensationalism. I've read that Pink and Arno Gaebelein were friends, but Gaebelein was critical of Pink's book "Sov- reignty of God" in his magazine, "Our Hope". Gaebelein said that Pink's book is the type that makes atheists. It seems that Pink was a disp., but later become a bitter opponent of disp. and the Scofield Ref. Bible. Nevertheless, a fascinating man!

Jonathan Hunt said...

When Pink became a man, he put away dispy things...

(below the belt)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Ezekiel, quite so.

Jonathan, after he put away dipsy things, he fell out with most of his brethren and became more and more isolated.

pecheur said...

You know I was brought up with AW Pink. My mom loves him and has almost every book. I am with you. He's a bit off on some of his theology, but overall I think I like him too

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

It is nice to see you, Pecheur.