Repent or Perish? Really? You actually said this?
After listening to the audio (noted below) … I’m calling this for what it is – “B as in B, S as in S” with respect to Calvinistic doctrines. If anything, Arthur Pink’s wording demonstrates absolutely nothing regarding Calvinist doctrine. Rather, this audio devotional presents the rightness of Arminianism as to one’s sin and the responsibility in owning up to one’s sin and asking God for forgiveness. If anything, Arthur Pink just made a mockery of Calvinistic doctrines!
It’s frustrating … and even maddening to see these kinds of proclamations from endeared Calvinists: Repent or Perish! Oh please – as if per Calvinistic doctrines any individual can manifest that option. Pink knows full well of his beliefs that it’s God who chooses and God who instills with the reprobate a desire towards righteousness. So, why does Pink give even the slightest inkling that people have the option to believe? Pink knows this is demonstrably false per Calvinistic doctrines And Pink also knows that the elect will automatically accept God’s grace and won’t say ‘no’ (per irresistible grace) in accepting that call unto salvation. Does Pink recognize the abject hardness of Calvinistic doctrines towards that greatest love? Does Pink understand Calvinism’s assault on the nature and character of God or the arbitrary and capricious nature Calvinism places on God and his interaction with his creation? Pink was a full-fledged determinist. But one would never know these things by this audio devotional. Truly, I wish Calvinists would actually embrace that which they so fervently believe. At least there would be a sense of openness and honesty. This audio devotional is a false representation of the Doctrines of Grace.