Discouraged? There is always a way open to the Mercy Seat, so that we can start anew…

mercy-seatThank God the way is always open for us to confess to God our failures and start anew.

It is at that point there is ever encouragement for the most discouraged soul: at the Mediatorial throne “mercy” may be found to remit the past and “grace” to help in the present (Hebrews 4:16). Never allow the sense of failure to keep you from that throne: it is sprinkled with blood, the Friend of sinners is seated thereon, mercy and grace is what He dispenses therefrom. O my reader, I do want you to bear this in mind: that whatever the future may hold for you, whatever tight corner you may get into, Christ is your Friend, and imagesCALA73DLdesires you to make use of him, to be free and unreserved with him, never to doubt his love, sympathy, and care for you, no matter how his providences may seem to frown.”~ Arthur Pink, “

Meet the Author:  Arthur Walkington Pink (1 April 1886 – 15 July 1952) was an English Christian evangelist and biblical scholar who was known for his staunchly Calvinist and Puritan-like teachings in an era dominated by opposing theological traditions. For example, he called Dispensationalism a “modern and pernicious error”.  Subscribers of his monthly magazine Studies in the Scriptures included Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Dr. Douglas Johnson, first general secretary of Inter-Varsity.
A W PinkAfter Pink’s death, his works were republished by a number of publishing houses, among them, Banner of Truth Trust, Baker Book House, Christian Focus Publications, Moody Press, Truth for Today, and reached a much wider audience as a result. Biographer Iain Murray observes of Pink, “the widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.” His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers’ hearts on biblical living.

His favorite authors remain under the Puritan classic: Matthew Henry, John Owen, Thomas Manton, John Flavel and Thomas Goodwin.