A Scriptural View of the Office of the Holy Spirit

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Title

A Scriptural View of the Office of the Holy Spirit

Creator

Richardson, Robert

Source

http://archive.org/details/AScripturalViewOfTheOfficeOfTheHolySpirit

Subject

Holy Spirit

Gifts, Spiritual

Table Of Contents

CHAPTER I.

Genesis of the Old Testament — Genesis of the New — Anointing of Jesus by the Spirit — Christ's Function to Baptize in the Holy Spirit and in Fire — Holy Spirit a prominent subject in his Teachings — His Farewell Discourse. Pages 11-28.

CHAPTER II.

Christ's Prayer for the Holy Spirit — Not an Intercessory Prayer — Why recorded — Its Peculiar Features — Its Limitation to the Disciples — Relation of the Holy Spirit to Christian Unity — Analysis of the Prayer of Christ — Its main Purport, Pages 29-47.

CHAPTER III.

Christ's Prayer not for "Christian Union" — First Disciples already united — Difficulties — Distinction between Union and Unity — Unity the "Unity of the Spirit" — How Maintained and Lost — A Divine Gift — World not converted by Union but by Unity — This a Constant Result — The Divine Promises. Pages 48-67.

CHAPTER IV.

Objections of Materialists — Matter and Spirit differ in Nature — Original Facts un demonstrable — Demoniac Possessions — Satanic Power — The Indwelling of the Spirit — Distinguishable from an Incarnation — From the Divine Omnipresence — The Term Guest Inappropriate — The Spirit not to be confounded with the Word. Pages 68-87.

CHAPTER V.

John's Version of the Commission — Holy Spirit not given until after Christ's Ascension — Election of Matthias not ratified — Advent of the Comforter — Its great Importance — Completion of the Redemptive Work — The Gift of the Holy Spirit — Literal and Real. Pages 88-100.

CHAPTER VI.

Metaphorical Expressions relating to the Gift of the Spirit — Outpouring, Drinking, Baptizing — Various Impartations of the Spirit, direct, indirect — The Fact the same in all Cases — Unity effected by one Spirit — Supernatural Powers a transient Accompaniment. Pages 101-127.

CHAPTER VII.

The Kingdom of Heaven — Its Nature and Design — Supernatural Powers in the Primitive Church — Paul's Reasoning in regard to them — Test of Discipleship — Martyrdom — Spiritual Gifts — Their Purposes — Miraculous Faith — The Human Will — Spiritual Gifts to be Distinguished from the Permanent Fruits of the Spirit. Pages 128-150.

CHAPTER VIII.

Manifestations of the Spirit prior to Pentecost — Compared with Miraculous Powers of Apostolic Age — Differ from the Gift of the Holy Spirit — Speculation and Sensuism — Different Dispensations of Religion — Position of the People of God under the Patriarchal, Jewish, and Christian Institutions. Pages 151-178.

CHAPTER IX.

Permanent Fruits of the Spirit — Nature of the Change produced in the Disciples at Pentecost — Renovation due to the Presence of the Spirit — Effects the same in all — Not from Ethical Precepts or Example — New Testament now replaces Supernatural Gifts, but not the Paraclete — The Impartation of the Spirit, the Design of the Gospel Ministry — An Earnest, a Seal, a Witness — Interior State of the Believer — Scripture the only Test of Religious Truth and Feeling — Love the Fulfilling of the Law. Pages 179-208.

CHAPTER X.

Means of obtaining the Holy Spirit — Faith, Obedience, Prayer — Example of Christ — Household of Cornelius, an Exceptional Case — Importance of the Gospel Order — Unavailing if alone - Delusions — Value of Truth — Requirements of the Church — Larger Measures of Spiritual Power — Efficient means of Perfection and Christian Unity. Pages 209-225.

CHAPTER XI.

Influence of the Spirit in Conversion confounded with the Gift of the Spirit — Modern Views — State of the Question — Office of the Spirit in relation to the World — Conviction of Sin, of Righteousness, of Judgment — Accomplished by the Divine Testimony — Results of Modern Theories — Theories Unnecessary. Pages 226-251.

CHAPTER XII.

The Nature and Necessity of Regeneration generally agreed upon — Importance of the Change — How Represented in Scripture — Not an Act but a Process — Different Parts of this Process — Baptism, how related to it — Extreme Views — Scripture the only Guide. Pages 252-274.

CHAPTER XIII.

Theories of Faith — False View of Regeneration — Spirit never given prior to Belief — Power of the Gospel — Superadded Agencies — Truth as a Power, as an Instrumentality — Change of Heart — Mode in which Truth acts — Theory of "Spiritual Operations" Unnecessary. Pages 275-298.

CHAPTER XIV.

The Gospel a Divine Message — A Person and not Doctrines the Object of Faith — Christianity a Life — Parable of the Sower — Obstacles to the Reception of the Gospel — Their Removal — Theories of Conversion Unnecessaiy — Full Assurance of Faith — Influences of the Spirit, external, internal. Pages 299-325.

Publisher

Chase & Hall

Date

1875

Rights

Public domain.

Zotero

Place

Cincinnati

Files

Citation

Richardson, Robert, “A Scriptural View of the Office of the Holy Spirit,” Stone-Campbell Movement Resource Collection, accessed December 11, 2017, http://stonecampbellmovement.com/items/show/916.