The Holy Spirit (Part 3): “Will be in You”

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(See also Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on the Holy Spirit.) This post gives a few more reflections on the nature of the work of the Spirit in the New Covenant. This time the focus is on Jesus’ words about the work of the Spirit from John 14. In verses 16, 17 we read, “And…

   

“I delivered to you as of first importance”

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Paul’s initial message in new territory he summarized as “Christ and Him crucified.” He viewed this message as of “first importance” (1 Corinthians 2:2; 15:3). Such a description of this message derives from its position as the identifiable, demonstrable, event in which the load of sin that lies as a damning burden on sinners was…

 

Fuller’s Fear of the Slippery Slope

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In my most recent post, I mentioned that Fuller envisioned true Christianity as a hearty reception of the deity and the atoning work of Christ with “other corresponding doctrines.” In the framework of that nomenclature, Fuller located the fall of man and its consequences in the determination of God to show his perfect grace in the…



Andrew Fuller Encounters Non-Calvinism: Again

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Self-identified non-Calvinism in Southern Baptist life presents a somewhat confusing—even baffling—phenomenon. What is essentially, and mystifyingly, broadly inclusive and non-descript has been given a name of “Traditional Baptist Theology.” It has been given that name, not because it really reflects any specific confessional stream within Baptist life, but because, ostensibly, it distills the instinctive doctrinal…