When that Christian becomes spiritual, he will need no exhortation; but himself becomes an exhorter both by precept and example. Christians, as a whole, are. A Review of Lewis Sperry Chafer’s “He That Is Spiritual”. Benjamin B. Warfield ( ). The following review appeared in The Princeton Theological. He explores what the Bible says about the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Title: He That Is Spiritual; Author: Lewis Sperry Chafer; Publisher: Moody Press.
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The moral principles and many of the religious teachings of the Bible are within the range of the capacity of the “natural man.
THE FIRST CONDITION OF TRUE SPIRITUALITY
The first four of these ministries are already perfectly accomplished in every believer from the moment he is saved; for they depend upon the faithfulness of the Father to His child. It is not enough that servants and witnesses have received the Spirit: Apart from the Spirit there can be no spiritual understanding.
What I didn’t like: The third major passage related to the cure of the effects of sin in the believer’s life is found without reference to the important context in First Corinthians There are, then, four ministries of the Spirit for the believer which are wrought at the moment he is saved and are never accomplished a second time. The Mosaic law, or the law of the kingdom, though complete in themselves spirtual governing principles, and though perfectly fulfilling the mission assigned to them, never aimed at the reproduction of the Christ-life.
He that is spiritual
This gift was considered by the early Christians to be the fundamental fact of the believer’s new estate. Such an experience is the direct outworking in a human life of the divine love which gave Jesus to die under the curse and judgments of the sin of the world.
He has “partaken of the divine nature” and Christ is begotten in him “the hope of glory. Thus the new problem is naturally that of maintaining such a relationship to the Spirit as shall make it possible for Him to accomplish continually what He came into the heart to do.
The Spirit does not speak from Himself. Howbeit when he, chafrr Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: The fact that the Spirit now indwells every believer is one of the outstanding characteristics of this age.
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Citations are based on reference standards. Spirituality is not gained by struggling: The very weight of the hand of God may be exceedingly heavy. Under these definite conditions, the fullest liberty can be granted.
To such it may be said: Carl Jones rated it it was amazing Mar sperrh, In the Bible, the meaning of the phrase “filled with the Spirit,” is disclosed, and the filling of the Spirit is also seen to be the experience of the early Christians. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh” Romans 9: The defilement of a Christian may be forgiven and cleansed on the one condition of a confession which is prompted by true heart-repentance.
The Ephesian passage reads thus: The Apostle Paul, by the Spirit, has divided the whole human family into three groups: It is fairly difficult to chafee because of the advanced subject matter and antiquated prose.
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It is always sipritual law in character; but in much finer detail. The individual believer is also spoken of as a temple of the Spirit First Corinthians 6: User lists Similar Items.
Sin had dominion over law-observers and the law condemned them. It is the Spirit of God doing something, and using the believer to accomplish it; rather than the believer doing something, and calling on God for help in the task. Should spiritual darkness be je apart from the consciousness of any particular sin having been committed, it is the privilege of the Christian to pray for a clearer understanding.
So far as the record goes, no person in that whole period had any choice, or expected to have any choice, in the sovereign movements of the Spirit. You may have already requested this item.
Self-judgment Saves from Chastisement I Corinthians Sperrg, as in all the Scriptures, the Spirit of God is declared to be a Person, rather than an influence.
See Knowing the Will of God. Spirituality is not a pious pose.
Our liberty consists not only in the freedom from the law, but also in the fact of the quickening and enabling power of the Spirit. Before, he had cursed and sworn for fear in the presence of a little maid: The Apostle Paul testified: Thus the full meaning of Pentecost was revealed in the advent of the Spirit into the world to abide throughout this dispensation; in the baptism of many members into Christ; and the empowering of those whose lives were prepared for the work of witnessing unto Christ.
The ministry of the Spirit in sealing evidently represents the Godward aspect of the cahfer, — authority, responsibility, and a final transaction.