“Instead of a river, God often gives us a brook, which may be running today and dried up tomorrow. Why? To teach us not to rest in our blessings, but in the blesser Himself.”

Arthur W. Pink

Arthur W. Pink was a theological giant, and we love associating ourselves with men of such caliber at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni.

Born in Nottingham, England in 1886, Arthur Walkington Pink was converted to Christ while a spiritualist medium.

He briefly attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, in 1910, before taking up his first pastorate at Silverton, Colorado. Little-known to the outside world, he pastored other churches in the United States and Australia before finally returning to his homeland in 1934.

Settling in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, there he died almost unnoticed in 1952. By that date, however, the magazine he had started in 1922 – Studies in the Scriptures – was feeding several of the men who were leading a return to doctrinal Christianity, including Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Douglas Johnson (founder of Inter-Varsity) and, in book form after his death, his writings became very widely read across the world. The Trust publishes his The Sovereignty of GodGleanings from PaulProfiting from the WordThe Life of Elijah, and a number of titles which have been translated into Spanish.

Why does God give brooks instead of rivers?