Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s featured free download is Why Four Gospels? by A.W. Pink.
Our Lord’s miracles of healing were not simply exhibitions of power, or manifestations of mercy, they were also a supplement of His preaching and teaching, and their prime value was evidential. These miracles, which are frequently termed “signs,” formed an essential part of Messiahs credentials. This is established, unequivocally, by what we read in Matt 11. When John the Baptist was cast into prison, his faith as to the Messiahship of Jesus wavered, and so he sent two of His disciples unto Him, asking, “Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another?” (11:2). Notice, carefully, the Lord’s reply, “Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them” (11:4, 5). Appeal was made to two things: His teaching and His miracles of healing. The two are linked together…Miracles of healing, then, were inseparately connected with the Kingdom testimony. They were among the most important of “The Signs of the times” concerning which the Messiah reproached the Pharisees and Sadducees for their failure to discern (see Matt 16:1–3).
Pink’s detailed examination of the gospels offers unique insights on how each gospel’s author viewed our Lord and Savior. Pink puts forth the notion that each writer of the gospel views Christ in a different relationship: Matthew; as King, Mark; as Servant, Luke; as Son of Man, and John; as Son of God. He also adds the character of the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit’s impact on the harmony of the gospels.
This detailed discussion of why four gospels were needed is a great introduction to A.W. Pink’s writing and theology.
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