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Here is a reason which ought to carry conviction to every mind. If there is anything which imperatively needs our Redeemer to Return it is surely this poor sin-cursed world of ours! Look at it and what do we see? A world everywhere racked with suffering and out of joint. A world convulsed with misery entailed by the Fall. A world now in its very death-throes, with hope almost completely gone. Everything that man could devise to better conditions and make this world a happier place has been tested and proven a failure. Every possible form of human government has been tried, each new one being as unsuccessful as the previous ones. Theocracy, democracy, and mobocracy (the French Revolution, and Russia today) have each been weighed in the balances and found wanting. Legislation, education and civilization have all been built upon, only to find in the day of testing that they were merely foundations of sand. Look where you will, on land or sea, in the air or beneath the waters, and you will witness sin and death holding high carnival. The world is dying for want of a competent Ruler.
The Redeemer’s Return is a work that A.W. Pink wrote on the subject of premillenialism. Later in life, Pink would reject many facets of premillenialism and dispensationalism.
Arthur Walkington Pink was born in Nottingham, England on April 1, 1886 and became a Christian in 1908, at the age of 22. Desiring to grow in knowledge of the Bible, Pink immigrated to the United States in 1910 to study at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. He left the Institute after two months and pastored a church in Silverton, Colorado. He becoming an traveling Bible teacher in 1919 and had short term pastorates in California, Kentucky and South Carolina.
Mr. Pink’s view of the Scriptures, of doctrine, and of Christian practice was not the view of the twentieth century, nor even of many of his contemporary Evangelicals. Few men have traveled so widely and yet remained so uninfluenced by prevailing opinions and accepted customs. When Puritan and reformed books were generally disregarded by the Church as a whole, he advanced the majority of their principles with untiring zeal. Events have justified his outlook. Two World Wars have substantiated his view on human depravity; the progressive decline of his nation (Britain) was to him the inevitable consequence of the prevalence of a gospel which is able neither to wound nor heal. Familiar with the whole range of revelation, Mr. Pink was rarely sidetracked from the great themes of Scripture: grace,justification, and sanctification. He was, in some ways, a Puritan born out of time.
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