Free Friday! The Application Of The Scriptures

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It’s Free Friday and today’s free download, usually $4.95, is The Application Of The Scriptures by Arthur W. Pink.

The Bible consists of many parts, exquisitely correlated and vitally interdependent upon each other. God so controlled all the agents which He employed in the writing of it, and so coordinated their efforts, as to produce a single living Book. Within that organic unity there is indeed much variety, but no contrariety. Man’s body is but one, though it be made up of many members, diverse in size, character, and operation. The rainbow is but one, nevertheless it reflects distinctly the seven prismatic rays, yet they are harmoniously blended together. So it is with the Bible: its unity appears in the perfect consistency throughout of its teachings. The oneness yet triunity of God, the deity and humanity of Christ united in one Person, the everlasting covenant which secures the salvation of all the election of grace, the highway of holiness and the only path which leads to heaven, are plainly revealed in Old and New Testament alike. The teaching of the prophets concerning the glorious character of God, the changeless requirements of His righteousness, the total depravity of human nature, and the way appointed for restoration therefrom, are identical with the apostles’ teaching.

The Application of the Scriptures originally appeared as a series of five articles in Pink’s Studies of the Scriptures in June through October 1952. In these articles, Pink presents a simple and scriptural argument against the system of teaching known as dispensationalism.

Arthur Walkington Pink was born in Nottingham, England on April 1, 1886. Desiring to grow in knowledge of the Bible, Pink immigrated to the United States in 1910 to study at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

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.  Familiar with the whole range of revelation, Mr. Pink was rarely sidetracked from the great themes of Scripture: gracejustification, and sanctification. He was, in some ways, a Puritan born out of time.

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