“Others, not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the Word (Mat. 22:14), and may have some common operations of the Spirit (Mat. 7:22; 13:20-21; Heb. 6:4-5), yet they never truly come unto Christ, and therefore cannot be saved (John 6:64-66; 8:24): much less can men, not professing the Christian religion, be… Read More Common Operations of the Spirit
John Owen Pneumatologia Book 1, ch. 3, pp. 65-92. The Divine Nature and Personality of the Holy Spirit Proved and Vindicated Ends of our consideration of the dispensation of the Spirit. We shall now proceed to the matter itself designed unto consideration—namely, the dispensation of the Spirit of God unto the church. And I shall… Read More Divine Nature and Personality of the Holy Spirit
John Owen Pneumatologia Book 2, ch. 4, pp. 183-188. The office of the Spirit to bear witness unto Christ, and its discharge. There is yet another work of the Holy Spirit, not immediately in and upon the person of the Lord Christ, but towards him, and on his behalf, with respect unto his work and… Read More Work of the Holy Spirit in Bearing Witness unto Christ
John Owen Pneumatologia Book 2, ch. 4, pp. 168-183. Work of the Holy Spirit in and on the human nature of Christ. The actual sanctification of the human nature of Christ by the Holy Ghost. On what ground spotless and free from sin. The human nature of Christ being thus formed in the womb by… Read More Work of the Holy Spirit in the Works of Christ
John Owen Pneumatologia Book 2, ch. 3, pp. 160-167. Work of the Holy Spirit with respect unto the head of the new creation—the human nature of Christ. The dispensation and work of the Holy Ghost in this new creation respect, first, The Head of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ, in his human nature, as… Read More Work of the Holy Spirit in the Conception of Christ
Thomas Boston Works, vol. 1, pp. 142-148. Of the Holy Trinity “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the… Read More The Doctrine of the Trinity
Edward Leigh, Body of Divinity, pp. 345-346. Of Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost. It is called the great transgression (Psa. 19:13), and blasphemy against the Spirit (Mat. 12). “Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the… Read More What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?