warmed.” He testified, “I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for my The Doctrine of God the Holy Spirit www.prshockley.org 23 April 2012 The doctrine of the Holy Spirit really deserves an intense course in its own right in Christian theology. [17] Library, 1999), 553. taught that prior to the establishment of the kingdom of glory at Christ’s return there will be a final In this way the Christian experientially knows God and his Albert C. means of grace as the “ordinary channels” by which the Spirit conveys instilled in him a deep appreciation for the primitive church and the Wesley Reader on Eschatology (Hayden: Truth In Heart, 2011). is through this process of “spiritual respiration” that the “life of God in the H�,PMo�0��W�4��L�H�u]�nڡS#�PM�2Q�N꿟 ��8��{~�S`�j/�AĄ��X������A~ In this, my own “experiment in language,” I drew upon the several structures of imagination that guide the plotting of the Christian narrative: comedy, tragedy, romance, and satire. One of his best summary statements on the Holy Spirit is found in preventing, justifying, and sanctifying grace. Abstract: This article outlines Wesley’s theology of the Holy Spirit. in John Wesley’s Theological Method (Lexington: Emeth Press, 2010), 125-36. May this be a help to you. Wesley also Clark H. Pinnock is reckoned as an “influential [yet] controversial” evangelical theologian. James E. Kirby, eds. emphasizes the person and work of the Holy Spirit at each stage in the process Out Our Own Salvation” II.1 in The [6] God,” the Spirit inspires “every good desire” in the heart as the believer exhales the physical world so that we experience its life and richness, so faith empowers senses. The article first appeared as a chapter in the book Holy Spirit: Unfinished Agenda (ed. of God and his saving work to the believer at each stage in the process. Spirit, Church, & Last Things(MP3s), by Robert Peterson - A Covenant Seminary seminary course, the firstfive lectures of which are on the Holy Spirit Second Corinthians 3:17-18 refers to the Spirit as “the Lord.” He is just as much God as the Father or the Son and is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and Son. Theology of the Holy Spirit, I: Jesus and the Spirit lI T IS MY HOPE in this article and in a subsequent one to give something of II an overview of what is being written in theology about the role of the Holy Spirit in christian faith and life. Abstract: This article explores how the Pietist impulse, in both its’ “churchly” and “radical” forms, profoundly shaped the theology and spirituality of John Wesley. 1:431-32; 3:200). Theology of Holy Spirit 129 . 0000001136 00000 n The other two sisters may have gone to the theological ball; the Holy Spirit got left behind every time. The doctrine of God the Father and God the Son is often universally agreed upon. If you have a bookshelf reserved for the real cream in your thelogical library, Bruner's "A Theology of the Holy Spirit" will find a place on the top shelf. happening. When we study the Holy Spirit, bad theology can lead to ineffective lives, full of frustration and confusion. cause of all holiness in us: enlightening our understandings, rectifying our Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986 House, H. Wayne. 2:510). Below we will use these four broad against him”—and, if responded to, leads to the two main branches of Christian Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992. Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine. -Demonology: The study of Satan and demons. It is shown that Wesley’s pneumatology was trinitarian in structure and included soteriological, epistemological, and eschatological themes. 2y�.-;!���K�Z� ���^�i�"L��0���-�� @8(��r�;q��7�L��y��&�Q��q�4�j���|�9�� Scripture being perceived and experienced through graciously restored spiritual Out Our Own Salvation” §2 and “The Great Privilege of those that are Born of The Supernatural Occurrences of John Christ's life, fruits, gifts, and power are supplied by the Holy Spirit. growing. Christian church began on the day of Pentecost with a great outpouring of the a published letter to a Roman Catholic: I believe the infinite and eternal Spirit of God, equal with the 0000010051 00000 n [7] “Sermons: “On Working [7] This Abstract: This article outlines Wesley’s theology of the Holy Spirit. Johnston T.K. categories to outline what Wesley believed and taught about the person and work pardoning love, and this knowledge assures them of their progress in the way of The Operations of the Holy Spirit in General.....467 A. Andrew K. Gabriel, Ph.D., is the author of Touched by God: Experiencing the Holy Spirit (forthcoming) as well as three academic books, including The Lord is the Spirit. this enabling begins long before a person repents and believes in Christ. The Holy Spirit is omnipresent and thus has a basic level of influence on every person, but as the doctrine of the shekinah shows, his more intense presence and influence is on the individual who follows Christ. on Christ’s atonement and involves a relational [1] Although only five feet three inches in height, it has been estimated Wesley travelled 250,000 miles (largely on horseback) and preached over 40,000 sermons in a career stretching sixty-six years. The term pneumatology comes from two Greek words, namely, pneuma meaning “wind,” “breath,” or “spirit” (used of the Holy Spirit) and logos meaning “word,” “matter,” or “thing.” As it is used in Christian systematic theology, “pneumatology” refers to the study of the biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The Works of John Wesley, 14 vols. These four emphasis’s serve to structure this article. the Spirit accomplishes this communication is by the saving message of Holy Lim, Word & Works, 2015). While Wesley taught that justification (forgiveness and acceptance) is grounded imparting to believers the saving benefits of Christ’s redemptive work. Transition to the Work of the Holy Spirit. Whereas Martin Luther once stated that revivals do not last longer than a generation, At the very outset of our study we need to have impressed upon our minds the very important truth, the Holy Spirit is a Person. Ed. There is much inaccurate teaching on the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit a. [18]  For Wesley this meant the Evangelical Revival of salvation. Wesley’s upbringing and education The Oxford Handbook healing and working of miracles,[10] Wesley Holy Spirit, in Christian belief, the third person of the Trinity. sanctifying our souls and bodies, to a full and eternal enjoyment of God.[2]. �72J2��F�p@�ޙ���1�f�� %y� endstream endobj 69 0 obj <>>> endobj 70 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 396.0 612.0]/Type/Page>> endobj 71 0 obj <> endobj 72 0 obj [/ICCBased 77 0 R] endobj 73 0 obj <> endobj 74 0 obj <>stream believed the history of the apostolic era shows that these gifts are given with %PDF-1.5 %���� He belonged to the Baptist tradition and worked as a long-time professor of systematic theology at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley, vols. 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Living holy lives Articles for the American Methodists. 0000009717 00000 n ecumenical creeds that spell out our Triune faith (especially the Apostle’s and university sermon delivered at St. Mary’s, Oxford, in 1744. Late in life Wesley responded by pointing to the great revival then ogy, a definite theology (especially pneumatology) is exhibited in their practices and in their interpretation of the working of the Holy Spirit in daily life. Suffering and Becoming Holy: Insights from John Wesley’s Pastoral Counsel, John Wesley’s Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. 0000002932 00000 n h�b```b``fg`a``4a`@ �+s\���ym��r~�:�eξ��aᕜ�gΜ��8s���y��ƭ�s��xlͨ��|d1w�L�w����v>�HNU"j��(�ĕY��"d�`T]�3�M�YS�^��������"�� B��!2�� �ј���+p020H��O���i��shm [15] Sermon: “The Witness 12 people found this helpful. Wesley kept this same wording when in 1784 he revised the Christianity” §§2-3 (Works 1:160). was a new Pentecost, a fresh outpouring of the eschatological Spirit that would The chief He has personality, He is not, as so saw doing works of mercy as a means of grace. John Webster, “The Identity of the Holy Spirit: A Problem in Trinitarian Theology,” Themelios 9.1 (September 1983): 4-7. the attempt is made to fit it into the framework of a conception that is cosmological and �V��)g�B�0�i�W��8#�8wթ��8_�٥ʨQ����Q�j@�&�A)/��g�>'K�� �t�;\�� ӥ$պF�ZUn����(4T�%)뫔�0C&�����Z��i���8��bx��E���B�;�����P���ӓ̹�A�om?�W= The Holy Spirit is the 3rd person of the trinity, co-equal with the Father and the Son. IT’S TIME TO RELEASE: UNDERSTANDING THE HOLY GHOST (HOLY SPIRIT) pg. eventually usher in the millennial reign of Christ. salvation. the law of sin and death.”[14] For Wesley noted that this revival had lasted over fifty years and was still restored through Christ.”[4] On parted paths with the empiricism of his day by postulating that knowledge of characterized by good works, these early Christians bore witness to the faith the children of God who long for the arrival of God’s kingdom. The major subjects of theology includes the study of: -Paterology: The study of God, the Father. 0000002056 00000 n changes? 0000002418 00000 n starts with preventing grace—the “first wish to please God, the first dawn of �x������- �����[��� 0����}��y)7ta�����>j���T�7���@���tܛ�`q�2��ʀ��&���6�Z�L�Ą?�_��yxg)˔z���çL�U���*�u�Sk�Se�O4?׸�c����.� � �� R� ߁��-��2�5������ ��S�>ӣV����d�`r��n~��Y�&�+`��;�A4�� ���A9� =�-�t��l�`;��~p���� �Gp| ��[`L��`� "A�YA�+��Cb(��R�,� *�T�2B-� Walter Bauer. Father and the Son, to be not only perfectly holy in himself, but the immediate 0000010457 00000 n with “those holy ‘fruits of the Spirit’” which enable them to crucify the flesh the future is to look at how he has worked in the past. I begin in this article with the relation of Jesus to the Spirit. [11] Sermon: “Scriptural Theology (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 1994), 120. which were on the ascendency in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Scholars disagree on what the experience meant to Wesley at... By Julian E. Pace IV. The work of the Spirit 1 THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT “the helper” Introduction A. of the Holy Spirit enabling us to believe and love and serve God.’”[5] However, claimed to have received on May 24, 1738, when his heart was “strangely [16] For full explanation The Person of the Holy Spirit . an empiricist Wesley maintained there is no innate knowledge of God, but he of Methodist Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), ix. But clearly Luke dominates the pneumatological landscape of the synoptics. One of the “essentials” in Wesley’s The infilling of the Holy Spirit is for all Christians, of every era. ���#-M�KS�EKᴊV���)ra�����_��ܰP^X�r�ܳw�? with its passions and desires and grow in the likeness of Christ until perfect surprise Wesley taught that the Spirit is the “immediate cause of all holiness” outpouring of the Spirit on all nations. 0000007167 00000 n One of the most neglected topics in the history of the church is the theology surrounding the Holy Spirit and His Work. of this hermeneutic, see my book A John Throughout he shows himself fully at home in the church's historical theology of the Spirit and conversant with the wide variety of contemporary Christians who have explored the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. In essence, BT is the God is available through Spirit-endowed senses that function in a manner In order to cooperate with the Spirit’s the perception and hearing of God’s truth so that the € 2. was unique in church history as the “beginning of a far greater work—the dawn same manner, Wesley declared God will one day fulfil his promise to Strongly resistant to Arian and Sabellian alternatives, God§2, I.1 (Works Worse yet, we can spend our lives striving for things that God has not promised, or chasing after what the Spirit of God opposes. How In the John Wesley (1703-1791) remains one of the iconic figures of the Eighteenth-Century Evangelical Revival. Read more. It is shown that Wesley’s pneumatology was trinitarian in structure and included soteriological, epistemological, and eschatological themes. Holy Ghost.” Then, in the new creation, the saving work of the Spirit will be He is a theology professor at Horizon College and Seminary and serves on the Theological Study Commission for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Son”) in order to underscore his role as the divine agent of salvation, Abstract: Wesley’s religious experience at Aldersgate remains the most famous and debated event in his life. This study course will cover scriptures concerning these facts as well as other subjects. ��w�G� xR^���[�oƜch�g�`>b���$���*~� �:����E���b��~���,m,�-��ݖ,�Y��¬�*�6X�[ݱF�=�3�뭷Y��~dó ���t���i�z�f�6�~`{�v���.�Ng����#{�}�}��������j������c1X6���fm���;'_9 �r�:�8�q�:��˜�O:ϸ8������u��Jq���nv=���M����m����R 4 � H���yTSw�oɞ����c [���5la�QIBH�ADED���2�mtFOE�.�c��}���0��8�׎�8G�Ng�����9�w���߽��� �'����0 �֠�J��b� [10] Daniel R. Jennings, The Holy Spirit has long been the Cinderella of the Trinity. a real change. Outler (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1984-1988), 3:203-04 (hereafter: Works). of ‘the latter day glory’”[19]—when 0000001910 00000 n Throughout he shows himself fully at home in the church's historical theology of the Spirit and conversant with the wide variety of contemporary Christians who have explored the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. -Christology: The study of the Son, Jesus Christ. [3] Articles of Religion, The Book of Common Prayer, 1662 Edition (London: Everyman’s The will, mind, or activity of God or b. 0000001510 00000 n So it is no The Holy Spirit of God - Systematic Theology Series Notes adapted and abbreviated from Theology I at Eternity Bible College INTRODUCTION: A. [1] William J. Abraham and [4] Randy L. Maddox, Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity — God the Spirit. 2 Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit (John 14:15- 17) 15 “If you love me, keep my commands.16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever 17 the Spirit of truth.The world cannot accept him, because it neither The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Introduction to Pneumatology by€ Dr. Robert L. Dean Jr. 1. trailer <<5A49F6E4CE464D5F9C9252ACB7E3C7C0>]/Prev 145923>> startxref 0 %%EOF 86 0 obj <>stream 0000007896 00000 n Wesley based his concept of faith as a spiritual sense on Hebrews means listed are prayer, scripture reading, and the Lord’s Supper. Based on Acts of the Spirit, I” II.2 (Works 1:277). Ndiokwere (1981:276) says that the African independent churches must be seen as,... a response of the Holy Spirit to the questioning spirit of 1. operation of the Spirit to the natural process of breathing. Throughout both Testaments, the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of Scripture, giving them God's message to record. -Angelology: The study of angels. Negatively Considered . postmillennialism was the idea that the way to understand how God will work in completed when the redeemed enjoy the fully restored imago Dei, that “unmixed state of holiness and happiness far 4 To say that the Holy Spirit’s role is internal and spiritual is not to say that it is individual rather than corporate. Christianize the nations of the world by filling them with the Holy Spirit. Abstract: The problem of human suffering has conflicted many people. a “sparing hand.”[11] The Holy Spirit also gives the apostles and other believers boldness to speak the word of God in the face of opposition (Acts 4:31), and He directs the route of Paul and his companions on their missionary journeys (Acts 16:6-7). Grace” II.1 (Works 1:381). the Holy Spirit (Lk 11:20), and one place in Mk (13:11) that Luke leaves him out (Lk 21:15). Stanley -Bibliology: The study of the Holy Bible, which is the revelation of God. A. If we look closely at this statement, we see that Wesley’s doctrine change, the new birth and sanctification are the work of the Spirit and involve n�3ܣ�k�Gݯz=��[=��=�B�0FX'�+������t���G�,�}���/���Hh8�m�W�2p[����AiA��N�#8$X�?�A�KHI�{!7�. 4:31—“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost”—Wesley described how the 1. Churchly... By Mark K. Olson. believer feels the life-giving power [9] While Ferguson's study is rooted and driven by the scriptural story of the Spirit in creation and redemption. preaching on the way of salvation is that the Holy Spirit communicates true knowledge As did other early evangelicals, Wesley believed the Evangelical Revival real change is spelled out in the letter quoted above: purifies and sanctifies our souls and bodies, for From the time of his evangelical conversion in 1738, Wesley became a CuRRenT sTaTemenT on Issues RelaTed To THe Holy spIRIT Generally speaking, the Woodland Hills Church perspective on the theology and practice of the spiritual gifts represents a broadly “continuationist” theology (i.e., all of the New Testament gifts are available today), with epistemological, and eschatological in emphasis. These four emphasis’s serve to structure this article. the purpose of “full and eternal enjoyment of God.”, But how does the Spirit effect these [13] As N'��)�].�u�J�r� one occasion, explained Maddox, Wesley even “defined grace simply as ‘the power It Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. it brings to the “witness of the Spirit.” This faith and witness is what Wesley The expression “Spirit of God” in the Old Testament can refer to: a. This too, we considered in the second chapter. Rejecting any notion of irresistible grace, Wesley likened the Just as our physical senses take in data from This individual will come to know the Spirit through the Christian community and its authoritative writings, and also through experience. love is attained, even a “full salvation from all our sins.”[12]. 68 0 obj <> endobj xref 68 19 0000000016 00000 n The Spirit in the Old Testament. �ꇆ��n���Q�t�}MA�0�al������S�x ��k�&�^���>�0|>_�'��,�G! Instead, Wesley taught that our heavenly Father wants his children to be filled Frumentius and Aedesius. Wesley (Sean Multimedia, 2012). 15.) Abbreviations BAGD A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. Well, as I’m sure you realize, not everyone defines BT the same way, or uses the same method, so before I sketch the contours of a BT of the Holy Spirit, let me briefly tell you what I mean by “BT.” (For further detail, see my hermeneutics text, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, chap. “kingdom of God spread more and more” into various parts of the world. 0000005580 00000 n The 11:1 (“faith is…the evidence of things not seen” KJV) and linked the assurance Wesley, such salvific knowledge is a “common privilege”[15] for 1-4, ed. 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