When that Christian becomes spiritual, he will need no exhortation; but himself becomes an exhorter both by precept and example. Christians, as a whole, are. A Review of Lewis Sperry Chafer’s “He That Is Spiritual”. Benjamin B. Warfield ( ). The following review appeared in The Princeton Theological. He explores what the Bible says about the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Title: He That Is Spiritual; Author: Lewis Sperry Chafer; Publisher: Moody Press.

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The Spirit was in the world before Pentecost; yet we are told that He came on that day as had been promised. In connection with Peter’s explanation to the Jewish believers of his ministry to the Gentiles, we read: These four general ministries which are performed in and for believers alike constitute the “Earnest of the Spirit” Second Corinthians 1: Though born again and possessing the Spirit, their carnality of life precludes them from understanding, or progressing in, the “deep things of God.

There is general agreement that the daily life of Christians should be improved; but improvement cannot be had other than in GOD’s way. There is a righteousness for him from God, which is unto all and upon all who believe.

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They are evidently lacking in the knowledge and regard for those gifts which in the Scriptures are said to be of primary importance in contrast to lesser gifts. The essential character of the Spirit’s relation to men during the period of the Gospels is that of transition, or progression, from the age-long relationships of the Old Testament to the final and abiding relationships in this dispensation of grace.

We cannot know what their full outflow may mean to Him, or what His loss may be when this manifestation is not realized in the believer’s life. The world looks on to the end of a long process of self-training and self-repression for the realization of the human virtues the sum of which is called “character.


However, though ceaselessly active in all the centuries before the cross, it was not until after that great event that He became an abiding Presence in the hearts of men John 7: In the Bible, the divine offer and condition for the cure of sin in an unsaved person is crystallized into one word, “believe”; for the forgiveness of sin with the unsaved is only offered as an indivisible part of the whole divine work of salvation. The exact service and individual responsibility of the Christian will never be the sliritual in any two lives and so, in a very real way, lewls two manifestations of the Spirit will be exactly the same.

He is faithful and just to forgive, and it is all granted on the one condition of confession. There is no evidence of a decrease of piety.

The passage also goes on to assign the exact cause of these limitations. Though there are other issues connected with the filling of the Spirit for power, it is evident sperrh the gift of the Spirit is God’s priceless gift to every one who has been saved.


Cherie Hughes rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Copyright by Lewis Sperry Chafer, D. This twofold cleansing was also typified by the prescribed cleansing for the Old Testament priest. It is, therefore, a grievous error to direct an unsaved person to seek forgiveness of his sins as a separate issue.

There is much in chater between these three complete and separate bodies of truth and this fact has led some to suppose that the lwis commands and injunctions found in all these governing codes were to be combined into one vast obligation resting upon the believer. A Christian can and should be spiritual from the moment he is saved.


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So, also, the transcendent fact of the gift is emphasized in the records of the first preaching of ssperry Gospel to the Gentiles. Christian growth is undoubtedly a process of development under the determined purpose of God which will end, with the certainty of the Infinite, in a complete likeness to Christ; but spirituality is the present state of blessing and power of the believer who, at the same time, may be very immature.

Your request to send this item has been completed. Cancel Forgot your password? His is an abiding presence. There is, then, the possibility of a great transition for spedry who are carnal into the reality of true spiritual living.

The ministry of restoration is limited to spiritual believers only, according to Galatians 6: The last of these ministries, the filling of the Spirit, has not been experienced by every Christian; for it depends on the faithfulness of the child to his Father.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Spirit. He came upon them to accomplish certain objects and left them, when the work was done, as freely as He had come. Dpiritual Scripture gives unquestionable emphasis to the sovereignty lewsi God.

More like this User lists Similar Spefry. Clear statements are made and the Bible teaching on this subject is direct and uncomplicated. Third, believers have received the Spirit who knows, in order that they too may know the deep things of God First Corinthians 2: