February 16, at 9: Grace bestowed implies a subject and reception on the part of that subject. The conditions in view are not conditions of bestowal. They are the reciprocal responses of faith, love and obedience, apart from which the enjoyment of the covenant blessing is inconceivable….
Pneumatology The Holy Spirit Introduction: Who's Afraid of the Holy Spirit? I needed a existential experience with God.
I got in touch with my early years as a charismatic and began reflecting on how the Holy Spirit works today. I saw scripture in a new light and began wrestling with the question, If the Holy Spirit did not die in the first century, what in the world is he doing today?
This essay offers eleven theses that begin to explore answers to that question. It was modified further for publication in Christianity Today, appearing in the September 12, issue. He is doing fine—so fine in fact that he wrestled on varsity in high school for four years and was co-captain his last two.
Introduction I am a cessationist. That is to say, I believe that certain gifts of the Holy Spirit were employed in the earliest stage of Christianity to authenticate that God was doing something new. For purposes of argument, I will take a hard line.
I wish to address some concerns that I, as a cessationist, have concerning the role of the Holy Spirit today among cessationists. While I still consider myself a cessationist, the last few years have shown me that my spiritual life had gotten off track—that somehow I, along with many others in my theological tradition, have learned to do without the third person of the Trinity.
But this did not hinder my academic work. Mine had become a cognitive faith—a Christianity from the neck up. As long as I could control the text, I was happy. I lived in the half-reality that theological articulation is valid only if it is based on sound exegesis and nothing else.
Like the proverbial frog in the slowly simmering pot of water, I did not sense that I was on the way to self-destruction. Thirteen years ago, the Almighty suddenly and graciously turned up the heat. He provided me with a wake-up call to get me out of the pot. I am sharing my testimony in hopes that many others who are in cauldrons of their own making might realize the danger—and get out.
This article has two parts.
First, a personal testimony. I wish to relate to you, at some length, who I am and how God is working in my life. Second, I have eleven theses to put on the table—theses that have to do with our deficiencies in how we relate to the Holy Spirit.
Many of these, as well as several others, have been fleshed out by the authors for this book. It is our prayer that this volume will be a stimulus to move other cessationists to take more seriously the ministry of the Holy Spirit today. In short, we are asking a fundamental question that all cessationists must ask themselves: If the Holy Spirit did not die in the first century, what in the world is he doing today?
I was converted at age four when I attended Vacation Bible School in the summer of My brother, at the ripe old age of five and a half, led me to Christ. Ironically, he was not a believer at the time. A dozen years later I was instrumental in bringing him to the Savior.
I grew up in the church. My youth was characterized by timidity: I was a Clark Kent with no alter ego. I was afraid of life, afraid to explore, afraid to question out loud. In spite of this—or, perhaps because of this, I was a leader in the youth group. But I had questions that would not go away—questions about whether I had had an authentic Christian experience.
At age sixteen I was in the midst of a life-threatening crisis: Because of the turmoil in my soul, I quickly agreed when a friend invited me to a charismatic revival at Melodyland in Anaheim, California.
The house was packed; several thousand were in attendance.
The speaker said some things that disturbed me intellectually.This post includes a study of the Resurrection of Jesus and of biblical miracles. Here’s the link to open and save the PDF file.
Outlining will enable one to "exegete" and then write out what the Bible is saying. the whole book. Then, read the chapter you are outlining at least three times in a good translation such as the NIV; NASB, or NKJV.
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