Arthur W. Pink was born in Great Britain and immigrated to the
U.S. to study at Moody Bible Institute. He pastored churches in
Colorado, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina before becoming
an itinerant Bible teacher in 1919. He returned to his native land
in 1934, taking up residence on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in
1940, and remained there until his death. Most of his works first
appeared as articles in Studies in Scriptures, a monthly magazine
concerned solely with the exposition of Scripture.
Pink was virtually unknown and certainly unappreciated in his
day. Independent Bible study convinced him that much of modern
evangelism was defective. When Puritan and reformed books were
generally disregarded by the Church as a whole, he advanced the
majority of their principles with untiring zeal. The progressive
spiritual decline of his own nation (Britain) was to him the
inevitable consequence of the prevalence of a "gospel" that could
neither wound (with conviction of sin) nor heal (via regeneration).
Excerpted from the Cyclopedia of
Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by Rev. John
McClintock and James Strong.
For a comprehensive biography, see The Life of Arthur W. Pink by Iain Murray (1981), now updated. For a less complimentary 2-page view of his life, read Dan Philips' critique. But
please consider, if you read it, how Satan loves to silence Christian
voices by accusations of hypocrisy and unworthiness: only one is
perfect; only one is worthy; truth is true, regardless who speaks it.