Arthur W. Pink: Predestination
A Survey of Pink’s Theology on this key topic
Most Pastors and laymen who have read any of the writing of A.W. Pink know that a central plank of his theological system was the doctrine of predestination. From the early pages of his first book through the final pages of his last book, A.W. Pink never evaded the issues nor minced words as he spoke and wrote on this subject.
In Pink’s times, when the subject was unpopular and hated by even many believers, he spoke his convictions through his pen. And now that the subject is more widely received, he continues to speak through his pen, and perhaps is a large part of the reason for the revival of what is known as the doctrines of grace.
Richard P. Belcher, in this work, tabulates and systematizes Pink’s views on predestination. Beginning with Pink’s general definition of predestination as a foundation, Dr. Belcher then sets forth Pink’s strong views of election and reprobation. This work closes with a comparison of Pink’s views of The Philadelphia Baptist Confession of Faith, followed by an analysis and critique by Dr. Belcher of the Pink view in this important doctrinal area.
About A. W. Pink:
Arthur W. Pink (1886 – 1952) was an English Bible teacher who spent most of his adult life in various pastorates in the United States, and sparked a renewed interest in Calvinism. Virtually unknown in his own lifetime, Pink was author and editor of a magazine, the articles from which eventually made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.