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In this text, Reformed theologian Arthur Walkington Pink treats God’s supreme reign—discussing how God not only created everything in the material realm, but also his immediate concern in directly earthly affairs. Proceeding from the question, “Who is regulating affairs on this earth today—God, or the devil? What saith the Scriptures?” Pink looks to the Bible to offer a full portrait of the supreme rule and authority of God. Presented here is the full version of Pink’s classic text. While some later editions remove three chapters as well as the appendixes, and alter the language, this edition preserves Pink’s original thought in its entirety.

As the study unfolds, Pink develops his central claim that “because God is God he does as he pleases, only as he pleases, always as he pleases; that his great concern is the accomplishment of his own pleasure and the promotion of his own glory.” He examines God’s sovereignty as it functions in creation, administration, salvation, reprobation, operation, and as it relates to the human will. The text also looks at the relationship between God’s sovereignty and prayer, offering a helpful discussion of this topic as well as showing “the only becoming attitude for the creature to take in view of the majesty of the creator.”

Pink’s text vividly presents the essential principle that “the sovereignty of God is a truth revealed in Scripture for the comfort of our hearts, the strengthening of our souls, and the blessing of our lives.” His classic study is an important exploration of an often overlooked and sometimes unpopular topic, reminding readers that “a due apprehension of God’s sovereignty promotes the spirit of worship, provides an incentive to practical godliness, and inspires zeal in service. It is deeply humbling to the human heart, but in proportion to the degree that it brings man into the dust before his maker, to that extent is God glorified.”

Check out the A.W. Pink Collection for more of Pink’s classic studies.

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  • Examines the sovereign rule of God
  • Discusses the exercise of God’s sovereignty in creation
  • Provides a helpful discussion of prayer and God’s sovereignty
  • Presents the original, unabridged version of Pink’s text
  • God’s Sovereignty Defined
  • The Sovereignty of God in Creation
  • Sovereignty of God in Administration
  • The Sovereignty of God in Salvation
  • The Sovereignty of God in Reprobation
  • The Sovereignty of God in Operation
  • God’s Sovereignty and the Human Will
  • Sovereignty and Prayer
  • Our Attitude toward His Sovereignty
  • Difficulties and Objections
  • The Value of this Doctrine
  • Title: The Sovereignty of God
  • Author: Arthur Walkington Pink
  • Publisher: Bible Truth Depot
  • Print Publication Date: 1949
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 217
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Creation; God
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-23T22:44:24Z

In the Logos edition, The Sovereignty of God is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Arthur Walkington Pink

A. W. Pink (1886–1952) pastored churches in the United States and Australia for most of his working life. At the age of 24, Pink experienced an evangelical conversion and crossed the Atlantic from Great Britain to study at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. But after only six weeks, he left to take up a pastoral ministry during which he found his way to a strictly Calvinistic position in theology.

In 1922, Pink produced a monthly magazine entitled Studies in the Scriptures which circulated among English-speaking Christians worldwide. Pink devoted his life to the study and exposition of the Scriptures and became the author, also under the name Arthur Walkington Pink, of numerous books which the Banner of Truth Trust began publishing after Pink’s death.

Articles, books, tracts, and pamphlets, including the notable Exposition of Hebrews and The Nature of God, can be found in the A. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.). Also available from Logos are The Godhood of God, Why Four Gospels?, The Divine Inspiration of the Bible, and The Law and the Saint.


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  1. Jack Martin

    Jack Martin


  2. Patrick



    This book was written in 1918 and it shows - in a good way. No one writes like this anymore. I was thinking that if you could find someone writing about this in 2016 the writing would have to be dumbed down, there would need to be more personal anecdotes, and the book would probably just be one chapter in a book about another topic. I was originally warned that reading this could possibly lead to being a "cage-stage Calvinist". While I didn't experience that, I could see that type of response come from others who had not been taught such things before. Pink is an amazing author and builds his arguments well and uses a good number of Scripture to back up his statements (another rarity from today's Christian literature). I thought maybe Pink might cover a topic too much or not enough but he maintains a balance of covering topic well enough but doesn't stay on them to beat the topic to death. He deals with God's sovereignty in a number of areas after he defines what sovereignty is. God is sovereign in creation, administration, salvation, reprobation, and operation. He covers the place for the human will and human responsibility (and prayer) in relation to God's sovereignty. He covers how we should look at the doctrine and the value in it. He even covers some objections, difficulties, and seemingly opposed Scripture. While there were a few verses I would have liked him to go over, I'm sure he didn't mean to write exhaustively on all the opposition verses. Pink hits you right out of the gate by defending the argument that there is a place for Satan in God's sovereignty and that the devil is God's devil. His coverage of reprobation including double predestination was very surprising and very well thought out. The biggest take away and the biggest piece of advice when starting to read this would be that the thinking should be the biblical truth that God is the Creator and man in the creature. Pink will continue to slap down any attempt to let the argument begin with "ya, but man can...". He does so on purpose as this is his main argument. God is sovereign and free; man is confined and limited. This book cannot be a read once and done type. This will be a reference and a future read again. I hope young adults will even be given this book as it will help put a lot of things into perspective that many churches and many Christians do not teach or learn. If you have had questions about the scope of God's sovereignty or man's supposed free will, and you take the time to actually look into the subject more than just a Wikipedia article - this book is going to cover pretty much any of your questions. Take your time with it and you'll be blessed with Pink's amazing writing and organization and collection of biblical truth. Final Grade - A+

  3. Forrest Cole

    Forrest Cole


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    Jason Guenther


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  8. Dan and Jyothy Thomas
    This is a must read for all Christians. This is an excellent book.

  9. Debra W Bouey

    Debra W Bouey


    Rating for Pink's book only, no reflection on my thoughts on for whatever reason it not being included in Pink's original collection by FL. Hopefully it will be released in a few weeks as it is currently scheduled by FL to release.

  10. Michael Lyman

    Michael Lyman


    So why is this in Community Pricing when it is already in Logos? I don't get it...


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