Showing the state of our nation in the light of God’s Holy Word

SINCERE BUT SINCERELY WRONG

By: A. W. Pink

It is greatly to be feared that there are multitudes in Christendom who verily imagine and sincerely believe that they are among the saved, yet who are total strangers to a work of Divine grace in their hearts.

It is one thing to have clear intellectual conceptions of God’s truth; it is quite another matter to have a personal, real heart acquaintance with it.

It is one thing to believe that sin is the awful thing that the Bible says it is, but it is quite another matter to have a holy horror and hatred of it in the soul.

It is one thing to know that God requires repentance; it is quite another matter to experimentally mourn and groan over our vileness.

It is one thing to believe that Christ is the only Saviour for sinners; it is quite another matter to really trust Him from the heart. It is one thing to believe that Christ is the ‘sum of all excellency’, it is quite another matter to LOVE HIM above all others.

It is one thing to believe that God is the great and holy One; it is quite another matter to truly reverence and fear Him.

It is one thing to believe that salvation is of the Lord, it is quite another matter to become an actual partaker of it through His gracious workings.

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