Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Arthur
Dead in His Theory
False teachers can have
wonderful sounding theories (and some not so nice), but only the
man consumed by Christ expresses the reality and will of God, bringing
life to the world. You need the Word made flesh; a cascade of spiritually-oriented
words will never do. “For
He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes” (Matthew
A friend writes:
of God / A.W. Pink
I know you
all are busy, so please no hurry in response.
I have been reading
Mr. Pink in the above mentioned. It has been very comforting to read
until I got to the trinity part this evening.
My question or thought
on this is that Mr. Pink wasn't given full repentance by The Lord.
I know He is in control of all at
I get the
sense that as with everything He gives as He chooses and to
those He chooses He gives to see what is of Him….
You ask about Arthur Pink. I find his materials difficult to
read. That can partially be due to style, coming from a different era,
the main reason is because he’s flowery and intellectually
religious. As a Reformed Baptist or evangelical espousing Calvinism,
you head knowledge and speculation rather than spiritual revelation
and certainty. Show us one prophet or servant of God who writes this
way. You won’t find it because it doesn’t exist.
apparently had well-developed powers of mind and expression, along
with religious zeal, but he lacked the revelation and intimacy
Christ that’s necessary to teach with authority. He taught
as a scribe.
Pink had heard of the Lord with the hearing of the
ear, but his eye hadn’t seen Him. Therefore he lacked the
contrast between his own righteousness and the Lord’s,
by which he would have despised himself and repented, holding
peace instead of speaking
opinion about that which he didn’t know.
we see with Arthur Pink.
You suggest his shortfall in doctrine
may have been due to experiencing only partial repentance. Repentance,
however, is like pregnancy.
A woman isn’t partially pregnant, and a believer isn’t
partially repentant. When God gives the gift of repentance, it’s
a done deal, a complete turn-around with nothing withheld. That’s
why Jesus said:
“I say to you that likewise there shall be more joy in Heaven
over one sinner repenting than over ninety-nine righteous who need no
How can the saints and angels rejoice over a sinner
still holding onto this sin?
Here’s a good example of
repentance and what the Lord says about it:
Luke 19:1-10 MKJV
(1) And going in, He passed through Jericho.
(2) And behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, who was a
chief tax-collector. And he was rich.
(3) And he sought to see Jesus, to see who He was. And
he could not because of the press, because he was little
(4) And he ran in front and climbed up into a sycamore
tree to see Him. For He was to pass through that way.
(5) And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and
saw him. And He said to him, “Zaccheus! Hurry and come down, for today I must
stay at your house.”
(6) And hurrying he came down, and received Him joyfully.
(7) And seeing, they all murmured, saying, “He has gone in to
stay with a sinful man.”
(8) And Zaccheus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, I
give half of my goods to the poor. And in anything I accused anyone
falsely, I restore it fourfold.”
(9) And Jesus said to him, “This day salvation
has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
(10) For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that
which was lost.”
Furthermore, God doesn’t send
out His servants partially baked. He prepares and equips
them for the task at hand. Pink
be a minister of the Gospel, did he not? And what do the
Scriptures say about that?
“My brothers, let not many become teachers, knowing that we shall
receive greater judgment” (James 3:1 EMTV).
Shall not Pink be held
up to God’s standards of service?
Would God send him out to preach error, such as the abominable
That doesn’t happen with the Lord, Who is the Truth
from which His servants minister. It happens with men,
however, which is why it’s
called “the works of men, the paths of
the destroyer” (Psalm
When God is finished forming His vessels for the
task at hand assigned by Him, they have no confidence
the flesh – only in Him. Read
of the Beast and the Seal of God.
the Lord had completed preparation in Victor and Marilyn for the ministry
He had called them to,
they knew no
write a book on the sovereignty of God as Arthur
Pink presumptuously attempted.
They knew their lives, as with all saints, would
be the expression of His sovereignty….
For more on God’s sovereignty expressed through a life, see wHaT
tHe LoRd HaS dOnE wItH mE.