The chief Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley, vols. H�,PMo�0��W�4��L�H�u]�nڡS#�PM�2Q�N꿟 ��8��{~�S`�j/�AĄ��X������A~ an empiricist Wesley maintained there is no innate knowledge of God, but he Along with his brother Charles (1707-1788), the Wesley brothers are recognized as co-founders of the Methodist movement, which today consists of a global family of churches numbering some 75 million. life-giving breath, Wesley taught his followers to methodically practice the This study course will cover scriptures concerning these facts as well as other subjects. Spread of the Gospel” (Works The work of the Spirit 1 THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT “the helper” Introduction A. As mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, outpourings of the Holy Spirit can include healing, prophecy, exorcism, and speaking in tongues. [7] This [7] “Sermons: “On Working In order to cooperate with the Spirit’s The major subjects of theology includes the study of: -Paterology: The study of God, the Father. The Nature of the Holy Spirit A. 0000009717 00000 n Wesley noted that this revival had lasted over fifty years and was still 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. characterized by good works, these early Christians bore witness to the faith As did other early evangelicals, Wesley believed the Evangelical Revival against him”—and, if responded to, leads to the two main branches of Christian trailer <<5A49F6E4CE464D5F9C9252ACB7E3C7C0>]/Prev 145923>> startxref 0 %%EOF 86 0 obj <>stream same manner, Wesley declared God will one day fulfil his promise to warmed.” He testified, “I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for my the law of sin and death.”[14] For 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. is through this process of “spiritual respiration” that the “life of God in the Stanley Learn more about the importance of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. A key hermeneutic of his This individual will come to know the Spirit through the Christian community and its authoritative writings, and also through experience. B. Negatively Considered . the “grand Pentecost” takes place and all the nations will be “filled with the outpouring of the Spirit on all nations. He has personality, He is not, as so Wesley Reader on Eschatology (Hayden: Truth In Heart, 2011). Wesley, such salvific knowledge is a “common privilege”[15] for in John Wesley’s Theological Method (Lexington: Emeth Press, 2010), 125-36. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity — God the Spirit. -Angelology: The study of angels. Everything that one believes, reflects, and says The Holy Spirit is the 3rd person of the trinity, co-equal with the Father and the Son. The Works of John Wesley, 14 vols. the above letter Wesley summarizes the Holy Spirit’s divine attributes (“infinite…eternal…perfectly May this be a help to you. Out Our Own Salvation” II.1 in The 4 To say that the Holy Spirit’s role is internal and spiritual is not to say that it is individual rather than corporate. The Oxford Handbook in the believer. 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. If we look closely at this statement, we see that Wesley’s doctrine Library, 1999), 553. Theology of Holy Spirit 129 . this enabling begins long before a person repents and believes in Christ. Churchly... By Mark K. Olson. postmillennialism was the idea that the way to understand how God will work in 0000001510 00000 n 1:431-32; 3:200). means listed are prayer, scripture reading, and the Lord’s Supper. which were on the ascendency in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, [16] For full explanation 0000010457 00000 n IT’S TIME TO RELEASE: UNDERSTANDING THE HOLY GHOST (HOLY SPIRIT) pg. [6] Sermon: “On Working Theology Paper: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit Kion D. Bolden BIBL 323 – C02: superior to that which Adam enjoyed in paradise.”[20]. In this way the Christian experientially knows God and his of the Spirit, I” II.2 (Works 1:277). [17] General and Special Operations of the Holy Spirit… [10] Daniel R. Jennings, -Demonology: The study of Satan and demons. 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. [18]  For Wesley this meant the Evangelical Revival 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. Abstract: This article outlines Wesley’s theology of the Holy Spirit. similar to our physical senses. cause of all holiness in us: enlightening our understandings, rectifying our The other two sisters may have gone to the theological ball; the Holy Spirit got left behind every time. growing. The categories to outline what Wesley believed and taught about the person and work preventing, justifying, and sanctifying grace. salvation. of this hermeneutic, see my book A John Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992. operation of the Spirit to the natural process of breathing. [13] Timothy J. Crutcher, The Crucible of Life: The Role of Experience 0000010051 00000 n The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity. back to God “unceasing love and praise and prayer.”[8] It Scholars disagree on what the experience meant to Wesley at... By Julian E. Pace IV. 0000000676 00000 n 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. restored through Christ.”[4] On Last week, we surveyed what the Bible teaches about the Holy Spirit. soul” leavens the Christian’s life. 1. change, the new birth and sanctification are the work of the Spirit and involve ecumenical creeds that spell out our Triune faith (especially the Apostle’s and was unique in church history as the “beginning of a far greater work—the dawn Theology (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 1994), 120. Christian church began on the day of Pentecost with a great outpouring of the believer feels the life-giving power These four emphasis’s serve to structure this article. 2:510). 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 imparting to believers the saving benefits of Christ’s redemptive work. tireless exponent of the evangelical message of salvation by faith alone, which instilled in him a deep appreciation for the primitive church and the believed the history of the apostolic era shows that these gifts are given with This final outpouring of the Spirit is described in his last The doctrine of God the Father and God the Son is often universally agreed upon. Scripture being perceived and experienced through graciously restored spiritual assuring us of the adoption of sons, leading us in our actions, purifying and happening. �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 How will God accomplish this since the world appears so full of spiritual the purpose of “full and eternal enjoyment of God.”, But how does the Spirit effect these 0000005580 00000 n While Wesley taught that justification (forgiveness and acceptance) is grounded 2y�.-;!���K�Z� ���^�i�"L��0���-�� @8(��r�;q��7�L��y��&�Q��q�4�j���|�9�� of the Holy Spirit enabling us to believe and love and serve God.’”[5] However, The expression “Spirit of God” in the Old Testament can refer to: a. pardoning love, and this knowledge assures them of their progress in the way of The Person of the Holy Spirit . 0000007896 00000 n 1. Spirit, Church, & Last Things(MP3s), by Robert Peterson - A Covenant Seminary seminary course, the firstfive lectures of which are on the Holy Spirit Abstract: This article explores how the Pietist impulse, in both its’ “churchly” and “radical” forms, profoundly shaped the theology and spirituality of John Wesley. salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from Ferguson's study is rooted and driven by the scriptural story of the Spirit in creation and redemption. 0000001945 00000 n Outler (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1984-1988), 3:203-04 (hereafter: Works). it brings to the “witness of the Spirit.” This faith and witness is what Wesley One of the most neglected topics in the history of the church is the theology surrounding the Holy Spirit and His Work. Abstract: This article outlines Wesley’s theology of the Holy Spirit. %PDF-1.5 %���� So it is no of the Holy Spirit was Trinitarian in structure, while soteriological, The will, mind, or activity of God or b. The infilling of the Holy Spirit is for all Christians, of every era. [20] Sermon: “The New H���yTSw�oɞ����c [���5la�QIBH�ADED���2�mtFOE�.�c��}���0��8�׎�8G�Ng�����9�w���߽��� �'����0 �֠�J��b� Christ's life, fruits, gifts, and power are supplied by the Holy Spirit. of God and his saving work to the believer at each stage in the process. 0000002819 00000 n Walter Bauer. Spirit, bringing new birth and the fullness of divine love. [3] Articles of Religion, The Book of Common Prayer, 1662 Edition (London: Everyman’s the perception and hearing of God’s truth so that the Blogger template was built with. Holy Ghost.” Then, in the new creation, the saving work of the Spirit will be God§2, I.1 (Works Grace” II.1 (Works 1:381). 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. The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Introduction to Pneumatology by€ Dr. Robert L. Dean Jr. 1. taught that prior to the establishment of the kingdom of glory at Christ’s return there will be a final The Doctrines of Man, Christ, and the Holy Spirit Page 1 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: MAN, CHRIST, AND HOLY SPIRIT Week Eleven: The Holy Spirit, Part 2 Introduction and Review This is the final session in a study of the doctrines of humanity, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Creation” §18 (Works Ndiokwere (1981:276) says that the African independent churches must be seen as,... a response of the Holy Spirit to the questioning spirit of He is a theology professor at Horizon College and Seminary and serves on the Theological Study Commission for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986 House, H. Wayne. Re-Imagining Spirit and Power (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1999). James E. Kirby, eds. 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. the physical world so that we experience its life and richness, so faith empowers [2] Thomas Jackson, ed. ���#-M�KS�EKᴊV���)ra�����_��ܰP^X�r�ܳw�? II. Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY OF THE SPIRIT 193 Schleiermacher,13 Barth,in the last year of his life, published a critical evaluation of that theologian in which he wrote of the possibility of a theology o thf e third article, a theology where the Holy Spirit would dominate and be decisive. 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). �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= sanctifying our souls and bodies, to a full and eternal enjoyment of God.[2]. [6] Christianity” §§2-3 (Works 1:160). ��b� endstream endobj 75 0 obj <> endobj 76 0 obj <> endobj 77 0 obj <>stream Out Our Own Salvation” §2 and “The Great Privilege of those that are Born of (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1984, reprint), 10:82. Suffering and Becoming Holy: Insights from John Wesley’s Pastoral Counsel, John Wesley’s Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Late in life Wesley responded by pointing to the great revival then children of God and temples of the Holy Spirit, is present to varying degrees in different persons, bestows the gifts of the Spirit, and illumines the intellect.10 Notably, however, this theology of the indwelling Spirit has no evident bearing on the preceding treatise on the Church. 0000007490 00000 n The article first appeared as a chapter in the book Holy Spirit: Unfinished Agenda (ed. Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1970. Albert C. Lim, Word & Works, 2015). By Mark K. Olson. The Spirit in the Old Testament. a real change. A. There is much inaccurate teaching on the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit a. a published letter to a Roman Catholic: I believe the infinite and eternal Spirit of God, equal with the of Methodist Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), ix. € 2. Articles for the American Methodists. [4] Randy L. Maddox, Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical [9] While was a new Pentecost, a fresh outpouring of the eschatological Spirit that would [13] As 2:485-99). A Theology of the Holy Spirit. In the [9] Sermon: “The Means of Abstract: The problem of human suffering has conflicted many people. starts with preventing grace—the “first wish to please God, the first dawn of 0000001910 00000 n As the “breath of emphasizes the person and work of the Holy Spirit at each stage in the process [15] Sermon: “The Witness Father and the Son, to be not only perfectly holy in himself, but the immediate Throughout both Testaments, the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of Scripture, giving them God's message to record. It is shown that Wesley’s pneumatology was trinitarian in structure and included soteriological, epistemological, and eschatological themes. Just as our physical senses take in data from -Bibliology: The study of the Holy Bible, which is the revelation of God. the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.”[3] In of the Holy Spirit. I begin in this article with the relation of Jesus to the Spirit. senses. 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