A.W. Pink’s Book The Attributes of God (Free Online Audio Book [MP3s], iTunes, Text, PDF, Epub, Mobi Files [Kindle], Romania Edition, Paperback Book, etc.). There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God’s Sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe. The Attributes of God has ratings and reviews. One of the best books on this topic is The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink, who states, “The foundation.
|Published (Last):||1 August 2012|
|PDF File Size:||1.21 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||12.33 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Pink -The Attributes of God. He is perfectly acquainted with every detail in the life of every being in heaven, in earth, and in hell. Nothing escapes His notice, nothing can be hidden aw.pink Him, nothing is forgotten by Him.
His knowledge is perfect. He never errs, never changes, never overlooks anything. What a wondrous Being is the God of Scripture! Each of His glorious attributes should render Him honorable in our esteem. The apprehension of His omniscience ought to bow us in adoration before Him.
Yet how little do we meditate upon this Divine perfection! Is it because the very a.w.pnk of it fills us with uneasiness? How solemn is this fact: Though He be invisible to us, we are not so to Him. Neither the darkness of night, the closest curtains, nor the deepest dungeon can hide any sinner from gld eyes of Omniscience.
The Attributes of God
The trees of the garden were not able to conceal our first parents. No human eye beheld Cain murder his brother, but his Maker witnessed his crime. Sarah might laugh derisively in the seclusion of her tent, yet was it heard by Jehovah.
Achan stole a wedge of gold and carefully hid it in the earth, but God brought it to light. The wicked do as naturally hate this Divine perfection as much as they are naturally compelled to acknowledge it. They wish there might a.w.pin, no Witness of their sins, no Searcher of their hearts, no Judge of their deeds.
They seek to banish such a God from their thoughts: How solemn is Ps. Good reason has every Christ-rejecter for trembling before it: Here is encouragement to prayer. There is no cause for fearing that the petitions of the righteous will not be heard, or that their sighs and tears shall escape the notice of God, since He knows the thoughts and intents of the heart.
There is no danger of the individual saint being overlooked amidst the multitude of supplicants who daily and hourly present their various petitions, for an infinite Mind is as capable of paying the same attention to millions as if only one individual were seeking its attention.
The Attributes of God – A. W. Pink | Precept Austin
God not only knows everything that has happened in the past in every part of His vast dominion, and He is not only thoroughly acquainted with everything that is now transpiring throughout the entire universe, but He is also perfectly cognizant of every event, from the least to the greatest, that ever will happen in the ages to come. Were it in anyway possible for something to occur apart from either the direct agency or permission of God, then that something would be independent of Him, and He would at once cease to be Supreme.
Now the Divine knowledge of the future is not a mere abstraction, but something which is inseparably connected with and accompanied by His purpose. God has Himself designed whatsoever shall yet be, and what He has designed must be effectuated.
The wisdom and power of God being alike infinite, the accomplishment of whatever He hath purposed is absolutely guaranteed.
It is no more possible for the Divine counsels to fail in their execution than it would be for the thrice holy God to lie. None of His decrees are left contingent either on creatures or secondary causes. There is no future event which is only a mere possibility, that is, something which may or may not come to pass: Whatever God has decreed is inexorably certain, for He is without variableness, or shadow of turning James 1: The perfect knowledge of Attrributes is exemplified and illustrated in every prophecy recorded in His Word.
In them too are aw.pink more foretelling the earthly rhe of Christ, and they too were accomplished literally and perfectly. Such prophecies could only have been given by One who knew the end from the beginning, and whose knowledge rested upon the unconditional certainty of the accomplishment of everything foretold.
Nothing has ever come to pass, or ever will, merely because God knew it. The cause of all things is the will of God.
God knew and foretold the crucifixion of His Son many hundreds of years a.a.pink He became incarnate, and this, because in the Divine purpose, He was a Lamb slain from the foundation of the world: A word or two by way of application. The infinite ggod of God should fill us with amazement. How far exalted above the wisest man is the Lord! None of us knows what a day may bring forth, but all futurity is open to His omniscient gaze. The infinite knowledge ggod God ought to fill us with holy awe. Nothing we do, say, or even think, escapes the cognizance of Him with whom we have to do: What a curb this would be unto us, did we but meditate upon it more frequently!
The whole of my life stood open to His view from the beginning. He foresaw my yhe fall, my every sin, my every backsliding; yet, nevertheless, fixed His heart upon me. Oh, how the realization of this should bow me in wonder tue worship before Him! What controversies have been engendered by this subject in the past! But what truth of Holy Scripture is there which has not been made the occasion of theological and ecclesiastical battles?
Let others contend if they will, our duty is to bear witness according to the light vouchsafed us. There are two things concerning the Foreknowledge of God about which many are in ignorance: Because this ignorance is so widesoread, it is an easy matter for preachers and teachers to palm off perversions of attributea subject, even upon the people of God.
Only then are we fortified against the attacks of those who assail us. There are those today who are misusing this very truth in order to discredit and deny the absolute sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners.
Just as higher critics are repudiating the Divine inspiration of the Scriptures; evolutionists, the work of God in creation; so some pseudo Bible teachers are perverting His thd in order to set aside His unconditional election unto eternal life.
But such a statement is radically wrong. It repudiates thhe truth of total depravity, for it argues that there is something good in some men.
It takes away the independency of God, for it makes Atttributes decrees rest upon what He discovers in the creature. It completely turns things upside down, for in saying God foresaw certain sinners would believe in Christ, and that because of this, He predestinated them unto salvation, is the very reverse of the truth.
Scripture affirms that God, in His high sovereignty, singled out certain ones to be recipients of His distinguishing favors Attribhtes Let us pause and define our terms. What is needed is to find out how the word is used in Scripture. It is failure attributws apply this simple rule which is responsible for so much confusion and error. So many people assume they already know the signification of a certain word used in Scripture, and then they are too lazy to test their assumptions by means of a concordance.
Let us amplify this point. It is hastily assumed that the word is synonymous with the physical body, and so no inquiry is made. Obviously it has reference to the indestructibility of the soul. Ah, my reader, it is foolish and wrong to assume anything where the Word of God is concerned. When that term is used in connection with God, it often signifies to regard with favordenoting not mere cognition but an affection for the object in view.
In proof of this we shall now tue each passage where this expression is found. The first occurrence is in Acts 2: The second occurrence is in Rom.
The Attributes of God
Weigh well the pronoun that is used here. It is not what He did foreknow, but whom He did. It is not the surrendering of their wills nor the believing of their hearts, but the persons themselves that are here attgibutes view. Once more the plain reference is to persons, and to persons only. The last mention is in 1 Peter 1: The previous verse tells us: Thus, here too the reference is to persons, and not to their foreseen acts. The answer is, None whatever. Scripture never speaks goc repentance and faith as being foreseen or foreknown by God.
So again in Rom. What, then, does the previous verse a.w.pinj God foreknows what will be because He has decreed what shall be. It is therefore a reversing of the order of Scripture, a putting tod the cart before the horse, to affirm that God elects because He foreknows people.
God purposed in Himself to elect a certain people, not because of anything good in them or from them, either actual or foreseen, but solely out of His own mere pleasure.
This is clear from the concluding words of the verse: God did not elect any sinner because He foresaw that he would believe, for the simple but sufficient reason that no sinner ths does believe until God gives him faith; just as no man sees until God gives him sight. God not only knew the atteibutes from the beginning, but He planned, fixed, predestinated everything from the beginning.
If then the reader be a real Christian, he is so because God chose him in Christ before the foundation of the world Eph. This being so, all the glory and praise belongs alone to Him. You have no ground for taking any credit to yourself. The sovereignty of God may be defined as the exercise of His supremacy—see preceding chapter.
Being infinitely elevated above the highest creature, He is the Most High, Lord of heaven and earth. Te to none, infiuenced by none, absolutely independent; God does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases.
None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him.