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



    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


    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

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