The Gifts of the Holy Spirit to Unbelievers and Believers

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit to Unbelievers and Believers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...acts of that gracious giver, as well as gifts, to work out our deliverance from the inward power of sin, and our inward endowment with the power of holiness. The apostle here teaches what is abundantly taught in other Scriptures, the inexpressibly cheering and comforting doctrine that there is a special gift of the Holy Ghost as the Comforter, or, more exactly, the Paraclete, provided for the saint in the covenant of God's wonderful grace, a gift different from regenerating grace, yet working to the same end, and designed to make him acquainted with all the strength, the moral beauty, and the glorious comfort of the true believer in the Son of God. 2. These special acts of the Holy Spirit in carrying out the work of sanctification are manifold: he seals, he anoints, he bears witness, he gives assurance as an earnest, he leads, he intercedes, he comforts, he brings to mind, he expresses a peculiar affection, and he animates the private and public worship of the believer in all its acts, --in the songs of praise, in reading the Scriptures, in listening to the preaching of the word, in the offering of gifts, and in the use of the sacraments. The inexpressible grace and value of these gifts of the Holy Spirit will appear in the exposition of them, and emphatically through the prior consideration of the necessity for them, as it appears in the defects of the Christian experience of believers in our day. That experience, in spite of many advantages peculiar to the present age, and of many trials well suited to improve the graces of a regenerate heart, does not seem to differ advantageously from that of other times in many important respects. In some respects the Christian activity of this age is greatly in advance of the activity of most of the previous...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531094
  • 9781236531094