The Work of the Holy Spirit - Christian Classics Ethereal

The Work of the Holy Spirit - Christian Classics Ethereal

The Work of the Holy Spirit - Christian Classics Ethereal

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The Work of the Holy Spirit - Christian Classics Ethereal

The Work of the Holy Spirit


Author(s): Kuyper, Abraham (1837-1920)


Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library


Description: "Even though we honor the Father and believe on the Son,


how little do we live in the Holy Spirit!" Throughout the history


of the Christian tradition, the Holy Spirit has been one of the


most elusive aspects of the faith. During Kuyper's time, very


little attention had been given to the person and works of the


Holy Spirit. Kuyper recognized this void, and as the editor of


the weekly religious publication entitled The Herald, Kuyper


dedicated approximately one hundred short entries to the


works of the Holy Spirit.The Work of the Holy Spirit is a


compilation of these entries organized into three Volumes.


Volume One addresses the influence of the Holy Spirit in the


Church as a whole, while Volumes Two and Three focus on


the works of the Holy Spirit in the individual. Kuyper's entries


provide a comprehensive study of the Holy Spirit, exploring


in detail how the Holy Spirit sanctifies both the Church and


its members.


Emmalon Davis


CCEL Staff Writer


Subjects: Christian Denominations


Protestantism


Post-Reformation


Other Protestant denominations


Reformed or Calvinistic Churches


i Contents


Title Page 1


Preface of the Author 2


Explanatory notes to the American edition 6


Introductory Note 14


Preface of the Author 27


Volume One: The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church as a Whole 28


First Chapter. Introduction 29


I. Careful Treatment Required 30


II. Two Standpoints. 34


III. The indwelling and outgoing works of God. 38


IV. The work of the Holy Spirit distinguished. 42


Second Chapter. The Creation 45


V. The principle of life in the creature 46


VI. The Host of Heaven and of Earth. 50


VII. The Creaturely Man 54


VIII. Gifts and Talents 58


Third chapter. Re-Creation. 62


IX. Creation and Re-Creation 63


X. Organic and Individual 67


XI. The Church Before and After Christ 71


Fourth Chapter. The Holy Scripture of the Old Testament 74


XII. The Holy Scripture 75


XIII. The Scripture a Necessity 78


XIV. The Revelation to Which the Scripture of the Old Testament Owes Its 82


Existence


XV. The Revelation of the Old Testament in Writing 86


ii XVI. Inspiration 89


Fifth Chapter. The Incarnation of the Word. 93


XVII. Like One of Us 94


XVIII. Guiltless and Without Sin. 98


XIX. The Holy Spirit in the Mystery of the Incarnation 101


Sixth Chapter. The Mediator. 105


XX. The Holy Spirit in the Mediator 106


XXI. Not Like unto Us 109


XXII. The Holy Spirit in the Passion of Christ 113


XXIII. The Holy Spirit in the Glorified Christ 117


Seventh Chapter. The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit 121


XXIV. The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit 122


XXV. The Holy Spirit in the New Testament Other than in the Old 126


XXVI. Israel and the Nations 131


XXVII. The Signs of Pentecost 135


XXVIII. The Miracle of Tongues 139


Eighth Chapter. The Apostolate 144


XXIX. The Apostolate 145


XXX. The Apostolic Scriptures 150


XXXI. Apostolic Inspiration 154


XXXII. Apostles To-Day? 158


Ninth Chapter. The Holy Scriptures in the New Testament 162


XXXIII. The Holy Scriptures in the New Testament 163


XXXIV. The Need of the New Testament Scripture 167


XXXV. The Character of the New Testament Scripture 171


Tenth Chapter. The Church of Christ 175


XXXVI. The Church of Christ 176


XXXVII. Spiritual Gifts 180


XXXVIII. The Ministry of the Word 184


XXXIX. The Government of the Church 189


Volume Two. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Individual 193


First Chapter. Introduction 194


iii I. The Man to be Wrought upon. 195


II. The Work of Grace a Unit. 198


III. Analysis Necessary 202


IV. Image and Likeness 206


V. Original Righteousness 209


VI. Rome, Socinus, Arminius, Calvin 213


VII. The Neo-Kohlbruggians 217


VIII. After the Scripture 223


IX. The Image of God in Man 227


X. Adam Not Innocent, but Holy 231


Second Chapter. The Sinner to be Wrought Upon 235


XI. Sin Not Material 236


XII. Sin Not a Mere Negation 241


XIII. Sin a Power in Reversed Action 245


XIV. Our Guilt 249


XV. Our Unrighteousness 253


XVI. Our Death. 257


Third Chapter. Preparatory Grace 261


XVII. What Is It? 262


XVIII. What It Is Not. 266


Fourth Chapter. Regeneration 270


XIX. Old and New Terminology 271


XX. Its Course 275


XXI. Regeneration the Work of God. 279


XXII. The Work of Regeneration. 284


XXIII. Regeneration and Faith. 288


XXIV. Implanting in Christ 293


XXV. Not a Divine-Human Nature 297


XXVI. The Mystical Union with Immanuel 302


Fifth Chapter. Calling and Repentance 306


XXVII. The Calling of the Regenerate 307


XXVIII. The Coming of the Called 311


iv XXIX. Conversion of All That Come 316


Sixth Chapter. Justification 320


XXX. Justification 321


XXXI. Our Status 326


XXXII. Justification from Eternity. 331


XXXIII. Certainty of Our Justification. 335


Seventh Chapter. Faith 340


XXXIV. Faith in General. 341


XXXV. Faith and Knowledge 345


XXXVI. Brakel and Comrie. 350


XXXVII. Faith and the Sacred Scriptures. 358


XXXVIII. The Faculty of Faith 362


XXXIX. Defective Learning 366


XL. Faith in the Saved Sinner Alone 372


XLI. Testimonies 376


Volume Three. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Individual (Continued) 385


First Chapter. Sanctification 386


I. Sanctification 387


II. Sanctification Is a Mystery 390


III. Sanctification and Justification 394


IV. Sanctification and Justification (Continued) 397


V. Holy Raiment of One's Own Weaving 400


VI. Christ Our Sanctification 404


VII. Application of Sanctification 408


VIII. Sanctification in Fellowship with Immanuel 411


IX. Implanted Dispositions. 414


X. Perfect in Parts, Imperfect in Degrees. 417


XI. The Pietist and the Perfectionist. 421


XII. The Old Man and the New. 426


XIII. The Work of God in Our Work 430


XIV. The Person Sanctified 434


XV. Good Works 438


v XVI. Self-Denial 443


Second Chapter. LOVE 448


XVIII. Love in the Triune Being of God. 452


XIX. The Manifestation of Holy Love 455


XX. God the Holy Spirit the Love which Dwells in the Heart. 459


XXI.The Love of the Holy Spirit in Us. 463


XXII. Love and the Comforter. 467


XXIII. The Greatest of These is Love. 472


XXIV. Love in the Blessed Ones. 478


XXV. The Communion of Saints. 482


XXVI. The Communion of Goods. 487


XXVII. The Communion of Gifts. 492


XXVIII. The Suffering of Love. 496


XXIX. Love in the Old Covenant. 500


XXX. Organically One. 504


XXXI. The Hardening Operation of Love 508


XXXII. The Love Which Withers 512


XXXIII. The Hardening in the Sacred Scripture. 516


XXXIV. Temporary Hardening 520


XXXV. The Hardening of Nations 524


XXXVI. The Apostolic Love 528


XXXVII. The Sin Against the Holy Ghost 532


XXXVIII. Christ or Satan 536


Third Chapter. Prayer 540


XXXIX. The Essence of Prayer 541


XL. Prayer and the Consciousness 545


XLI. Prayer and the Unconverted 550


XLII. The Praer of the Regenerated 556


XLIII. Prayer for and with Each Other 561


Subject Index 566


Indexes 588


Index of Scripture References 589


vi Index of Pages of the Print Edition 593


vii This PDF file is from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library, www.ccel.org. The mission of


the CCEL is to make classic Christian books available to the world.


• This  book  is  available  in  PDF,  HTML,  ePub,  Kindle,  and  other  formats.  See


http://www.ccel.org/ccel/kuyper/holy_spirit.html.


• Discuss this book online at http://www.ccel.org/node/2972.


The CCEL makes CDs of classic Christian literature available around the world through the


Web and through CDs. We have distributed thousands of such CDs free in developing


countries. If you are in a developing country and would like to receive a free CD, please


send a request by email to cd-request@ccel.org.


The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a self supporting non-profit organization at


Calvin College. If you wish to give of your time or money to support the CCEL, please visit


http://www.ccel.org/give.


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copied for non-commercial purposes as long as it is not modified. All other rights are re-


served. Written permission is required for commercial use.


viii Title Page


Title Page


THE WORK OF


i


THE HOLY SPIRIT


BY


ABRAHAM KUYPER, D.D., LL.D


PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM.


TRANSLATED FROM THE DUTCH WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES BY


REVEREND HENRI DE VRIES


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY


PROFESSOR BENJAMIN B. WARFIELD, D.D., LL.D.


OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY


WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.


GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.


1946


COPYRIGHT, 1900 BY FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY


ii


[Registered at Stationers’ Hall, London.]


Printed in the United States of America.


iii


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1


The Work of the Holy Spirit


Author(s): Kuyper, Abraham (1837-1920)


Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library


Description: "Even though we honor the Father and believe on the Son,


how little do we live in the Holy Spirit!" Throughout the history


of the Christian tradition, the Holy Spirit has been one of the


most elusive aspects of the faith. During Kuyper's time, very


little attention had been given to the person and works of the


Holy Spirit. Kuyper recognized this void, and as the editor of


the weekly religious publication entitled The Herald, Kuyper


dedicated approximately one hundred short entries to the


works of the Holy Spirit.The Work of the Holy Spirit is a


compilation of these entries organized into three Volumes.


Volume One addresses the influence of the Holy Spirit in the


Church as a whole, while Volumes Two and Three focus on


the works of the Holy Spirit in the individual. Kuyper's entries


provide a comprehensive study of the Holy Spirit, exploring


in detail how the Holy Spirit sanctifies both the Church and


its members.


Emmalon Davis


CCEL Staff Writer


Subjects: Christian Denominations


Protestantism


Post-Reformation


Other Protestant denominations


Reformed or Calvinistic Churches


i Contents


Title Page 1


Preface of the Author 2


Explanatory notes to the American edition 6


Introductory Note 14


Preface of the Author 27


Volume One: The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church as a Whole 28


First Chapter. Introduction 29


I. Careful Treatment Required 30


II. Two Standpoints. 34


III. The indwelling and outgoing works of God. 38


IV. The work of the Holy Spirit distinguished. 42


Second Chapter. The Creation 45


V. The principle of life in the creature 46


VI. The Host of Heaven and of Earth. 50


VII. The Creaturely Man 54


VIII. Gifts and Talents 58


Third chapter. Re-Creation. 62


IX. Creation and Re-Creation 63


X. Organic and Individual 67


XI. The Church Before and After Christ 71


Fourth Chapter. The Holy Scripture of the Old Testament 74


XII. The Holy Scripture 75


XIII. The Scripture a Necessity 78


XIV. The Revelation to Which the Scripture of the Old Testament Owes Its 82


Existence


XV. The Revelation of the Old Testament in Writing 86


ii XVI. Inspiration 89


Fifth Chapter. The Incarnation of the Word. 93


XVII. Like One of Us 94


XVIII. Guiltless and Without Sin. 98


XIX. The Holy Spirit in the Mystery of the Incarnation 101


Sixth Chapter. The Mediator. 105


XX. The Holy Spirit in the Mediator 106


XXI. Not Like unto Us 109


XXII. The Holy Spirit in the Passion of Christ 113


XXIII. The Holy Spirit in the Glorified Christ 117


Seventh Chapter. The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit 121


XXIV. The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit 122


XXV. The Holy Spirit in the New Testament Other than in the Old 126


XXVI. Israel and the Nations 131


XXVII. The Signs of Pentecost 135


XXVIII. The Miracle of Tongues 139


Eighth Chapter. The Apostolate 144


XXIX. The Apostolate 145


XXX. The Apostolic Scriptures 150


XXXI. Apostolic Inspiration 154


XXXII. Apostles To-Day? 158


Ninth Chapter. The Holy Scriptures in the New Testament 162


XXXIII. The Holy Scriptures in the New Testament 163


XXXIV. The Need of the New Testament Scripture 167


XXXV. The Character of the New Testament Scripture 171


Tenth Chapter. The Church of Christ 175


XXXVI. The Church of Christ 176


XXXVII. Spiritual Gifts 180


XXXVIII. The Ministry of the Word 184


XXXIX. The Government of the Church 189


Volume Two. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Individual 193


First Chapter. Introduction 194


iii I. The Man to be Wrought upon. 195


II. The Work of Grace a Unit. 198


III. Analysis Necessary 202


IV. Image and Likeness 206


V. Original Righteousness 209


VI. Rome, Socinus, Arminius, Calvin 213


VII. The Neo-Kohlbruggians 217


VIII. After the Scripture 223


IX. The Image of God in Man 227


X. Adam Not Innocent, but Holy 231


Second Chapter. The Sinner to be Wrought Upon 235


XI. Sin Not Material 236


XII. Sin Not a Mere Negation 241


XIII. Sin a Power in Reversed Action 245


XIV. Our Guilt 249


XV. Our Unrighteousness 253


XVI. Our Death. 257


Third Chapter. Preparatory Grace 261


XVII. What Is It? 262


XVIII. What It Is Not. 266


Fourth Chapter. Regeneration 270


XIX. Old and New Terminology 271


XX. Its Course 275


XXI. Regeneration the Work of God. 279


XXII. The Work of Regeneration. 284


XXIII. Regeneration and Faith. 288


XXIV. Implanting in Christ 293


XXV. Not a Divine-Human Nature 297


XXVI. The Mystical Union with Immanuel 302


Fifth Chapter. Calling and Repentance 306


XXVII. The Calling of the Regenerate 307


XXVIII. The Coming of the Called 311


iv XXIX. Conversion of All That Come 316


Sixth Chapter. Justification 320


XXX. Justification 321


XXXI. Our Status 326


XXXII. Justification from Eternity. 331


XXXIII. Certainty of Our Justification. 335


Seventh Chapter. Faith 340


XXXIV. Faith in General. 341


XXXV. Faith and Knowledge 345


XXXVI. Brakel and Comrie. 350


XXXVII. Faith and the Sacred Scriptures. 358


XXXVIII. The Faculty of Faith 362


XXXIX. Defective Learning 366


XL. Faith in the Saved Sinner Alone 372


XLI. Testimonies 376


Volume Three. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Individual (Continued) 385


First Chapter. Sanctification 386


I. Sanctification 387


II. Sanctification Is a Mystery 390


III. Sanctification and Justification 394


IV. Sanctification and Justification (Continued) 397


V. Holy Raiment of One's Own Weaving 400


VI. Christ Our Sanctification 404


VII. Application of Sanctification 408


VIII. Sanctification in Fellowship with Immanuel 411


IX. Implanted Dispositions. 414


X. Perfect in Parts, Imperfect in Degrees. 417


XI. The Pietist and the Perfectionist. 421


XII. The Old Man and the New. 426


XIII. The Work of God in Our Work 430


XIV. The Person Sanctified 434


XV. Good Works 438


v XVI. Self-Denial 443


Second Chapter. LOVE 448


XVIII. Love in the Triune Being of God. 452


XIX. The Manifestation of Holy Love 455


XX. God the Holy Spirit the Love which Dwells in the Heart. 459


XXI.The Love of the Holy Spirit in Us. 463


XXII. Love and the Comforter. 467


XXIII. The Greatest of These is Love. 472


XXIV. Love in the Blessed Ones. 478


XXV. The Communion of Saints. 482


XXVI. The Communion of Goods. 487


XXVII. The Communion of Gifts. 492


XXVIII. The Suffering of Love. 496


XXIX. Love in the Old Covenant. 500


XXX. Organically One. 504


XXXI. The Hardening Operation of Love 508


XXXII. The Love Which Withers 512


XXXIII. The Hardening in the Sacred Scripture. 516


XXXIV. Temporary Hardening 520


XXXV. The Hardening of Nations 524


XXXVI. The Apostolic Love 528


XXXVII. The Sin Against the Holy Ghost 532


XXXVIII. Christ or Satan 536


Third Chapter. Prayer 540


XXXIX. The Essence of Prayer 541


XL. Prayer and the Consciousness 545


XLI. Prayer and the Unconverted 550


XLII. The Praer of the Regenerated 556


XLIII. Prayer for and with Each Other 561


Subject Index 566


Indexes 588


Index of Scripture References 589


vi Index of Pages of the Print Edition 593


vii This PDF file is from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library, www.ccel.org. The mission of


the CCEL is to make classic Christian books available to the world.


• This  book  is  available  in  PDF,  HTML,  ePub,  Kindle,  and  other  formats.  See


http://www.ccel.org/ccel/kuyper/holy_spirit.html.


• Discuss this book online at http://www.ccel.org/node/2972.


The CCEL makes CDs of classic Christian literature available around the world through the


Web and through CDs. We have distributed thousands of such CDs free in developing


countries. If you are in a developing country and would like to receive a free CD, please


send a request by email to cd-request@ccel.org.


The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a self supporting non-profit organization at


Calvin College. If you wish to give of your time or money to support the CCEL, please visit


http://www.ccel.org/give.


This PDF file is copyrighted by the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. It may be freely


copied for non-commercial purposes as long as it is not modified. All other rights are re-


served. Written permission is required for commercial use.


viii Title Page


Title Page


THE WORK OF


i


THE HOLY SPIRIT


BY


ABRAHAM KUYPER, D.D., LL.D


PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM.


TRANSLATED FROM THE DUTCH WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES BY


REVEREND HENRI DE VRIES


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY


PROFESSOR BENJAMIN B. WARFIELD, D.D., LL.D.


OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY


WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.


GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.


1946


COPYRIGHT, 1900 BY FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY


ii


[Registered at Stationers’ Hall, London.]


Printed in the United States of America.


iii


ivvvvivxiiiiii


1


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