Churches In A Sorry State

1886-1952The vast majority of the churches are in a sorry state. Those that are out-and-out worldly are at their wits end to invent new devices for drawing a crowd. Others which still preserve an outward form of godliness provide nothing substantial for the soul; there is little ministering of Christ to the heart and little preaching of  “sound doctrine”, without which souls cannot be built up and established in the faith. The great majority of the “pastors” summon to their aid some professional “evangelist”, who, for two to four weeks, puts on a high-pressure campaign and secures sufficient new “converts” to take the place of those who have “lapsed” since he was last with them. What a farce it all is!

A. W. Pink  (1886–1952)

About Greg Coleman

I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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6 Responses to Churches In A Sorry State

  1. JR says:

    Totally agree! I was once told, “we must draw them & keep them with the gospel, or we MUST fail.” That is a worthy challenge.

  2. Chip says:

    As it was in Pink’s day, so it is in ours.

    Sad in both cases.

  3. Greg Coleman says:

    And ever shall be. I suppose Mr. Pink would not be surprised at the nature and character of many “evangelical” churches today.

    You’ve got a really nice site going over there at Thideology.

    Send me a message at anytime you’re going to be in the central Arkansas area if you’d like to get a cup of coffe and visit.


  4. Chip says:

    I’m in the central Arkansas area every day of the work week (I work in downtown Little Rock). I’d love to get together with you sometime.

    • Greg Coleman says:


      Sounds great. Looking forward to meeting you. I sent an email a couple of days ago with my phone number to the AOL address that appears on your profile. If you didn’t get it send an email to and I’ll reply with the contact information.

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