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Doctrine Of Sanctification, The: Discerning real and false notions of Holiness [Paperback]

By A. W. Pink (Author)
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A superficial examination of the scriptures will reveal that holiness is the opposite of sin, yet the realisation of this at once conducts us into the realm of mystery, for how can persons be sinful and holy at one and the same time? It is this difficulty which so deeply exercises the true saints.

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Pink is acknowledged as one of the deeper thinkers of his era on subjects of doctrine and Christian living. He felt only able to write this book after studying the subject for over 25 years; previous to this he felt he was too immature and unscriptural. Questions answered in this book include - Is sanctification something believers have, or something they experience? How is it obtained - is it done for us, by us, or both? How may you be assured that you have been sanctified? Is there any difference between sanctification by the Father, Son, Spirit, faith and the Word? Is there any difference between sanctification and holiness? Does sanctification relate to the soul, or the body, or both? What is the connection between regeneration and sanctification? What is the relationship between justification and sanctification? Does sanctification precede or follow salvation, or is it an integral part of it? Why are the above important and why do so many people disagree on the subject? The Doctrine of Sanctification is a dividing line between Roman Catholic and Celtic notions of holiness on the one hand, and the reformed evangelical view on the other. Clear and incisive, Pink is not sidetracked by the post-modern interpretations of holiness invading the Christian church.

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Studio: Christian Heritage
Pages   218
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.42" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.64"
Weight:   0.54 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 20, 2011
Publisher   Christian Focus Publications
Series  Christian Heritage - Useful Books Of Lasting Value  
ISBN  1857924142  
ISBN13  9781857924145  

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More About A. W. Pink

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! A. W. Pink (1886-1952) was born in Nottingham, England, and became a Christian in his early twenties. Desiring to grow in knowledge of the Bible, Pink immigrated to the United States to study at Moody Bible Institute, in Chicago, Illinois. From 1925 to 1928, he served in Australia, before returning to England, and then to the United States the following year. He eventually pastored churches Colorado, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina. In 1934, Pink returned to England, and turned his Christian service to writing books and pamphlets. After his death, his works were republished by the Banner of Truth Trust and reached a much wider audience as a result. His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers' hearts on biblical living.

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Holiness-Without Which No Man Shall See The Lord.  Oct 21, 2008
I believe 'The Doctrine Of Sanctification'is among the most valuable of A.W.Pink's writings.That for several reasons;the first being the importance that the Scriptures give to this teaching(as the author notes in the introduction that the words holy and sanctified are used hundreds of times in the Word of God)secondly because there is so much errant teaching on sacntification(both in this generation and throughout the history of the Church))lastly because it is not only among the finest overall treatments on this doctrine but is also among the most comprehensive works(looking at the subject from every angle)that has ever been published.
There is an unction to all of Pink's written ministry but especially when he writes on practical christian theology as can be seen in this comment on p.25"they would be free from the punishments due to sin but they love their lusts so well that they hate holiness and desire not to be saved from the service of sin.The way to oppose this pernicious delusion is not to deny,as some do,that trusting on Christ for salvation is a saving act of faith,but rather to show that none do or can trust on Christ for true salvation except they trust on Him for holiness,neither do they heartily desire true salvation,if they do not desire to be made holy and righteous in their hearts and lives."
The author rightly believed that no man or body of men had a monopoly on truth.Pink profited from the writings of a number of men(from a wide divergence of thought on this doctrine)which adds strength to this doctrinal treatise.
Another thing that is so special about Pink's written ministry is that it is always clear that the Scriptures are the final word. For example,though he highly esteemed the writings of the Puritans and was greatly influenced by them,he would not hesitate to differ with them when he was convinced that the Bible did.In chapters eight and nine Mr.Pink points to a couple of significant differences that he had with the Puritans in the area of sacntification.One being his definition of 'progressive sacntification'.The other being the absence in the writings of the puritans on the objective aspect of sacntification that believers have in Christ.He agreed with the Puritan perspective (for the most part)on the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians but the very important teaching that believers are objectively sanctified (similar to being justified)because of their union with Christ was overlooked by the Puritans.
The usefulness of this priceless work(or lack thereof,due to its limited availability at times)remains a mystery to me.The ministry of Mount Zion Bible Church(Chapel Library)has been reprinting and distributing Pink's 'Studies In The Scriptures'beginning with 1932(from the early nineties to the present).The articles on 'The Doctrine Of Sanctification' originally appeared in 'The Studies' from 1935 through 1937.They first were published in book form by Baker Books in 1955(three years after Pink's death).In 1975 Reiner Publications had the book in print ahnd it was distributed by Gospel Missions in Choteau Montana for a number of years.Christian Focus Publications has had two printings of the book first in 1998 and most recently in 2006.
The Church of Christ is indebted to these publishers for keeping this immensely important work in print.

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