Truth According to Godliness

Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness – Titus 1:1

How little is now heard, even in the centres of orthodoxy, of ‘walking worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing’! Will not the Lord yet say unto many an unfaithful occupant of the modern pulpit (and editors of religious magazines), ‘You have not spoken of me the thing that is right’? You did not make known the high requirements of my holiness, nor teach my people those things which would most ‘adorn the doctrine’ they profess. You have been tithing mint and anise and cummin, but omitting ‘the weightier matters’; concerned with politics, wrangling over forms of church government, speculating about prophecy, but failing to insist on practical godliness. No wonder the ‘churches’ – Calvinistic, equally with others – are in such a low state of spirituality.

– Arthur W. Pink, Studies, 1947, pp. 53-4