Pentecost – Today?

The Biblical Basis for Understanding Revival

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Weight 0.44 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.3 × 2.0 cm
topic

Revival

page-count

242

scripture

Whole Bible

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 1998

Original Pub Date

1998

binding

Cloth-bound

format

Book

isbn

9780851517520

Endorsements

‘One of the best treatments of revival and the power of the Holy Spirit I have ever come across. It most closely resembles my beliefs with regard to this doctrine.’ — PAUL WASHER

Book Description

‘It is noteworthy that there are more books describing revivals than there are those that deal with their biblical basis. That may be because to read about revivals is more pleasant, and initially, perhaps, more inspiring, than understanding the struggle to establish a biblical theology which explains and justifies the phenomenon. But in the long run it has to be the latter which is more important. This book aims to supply that lack.’ — IAIN MURRAY

Table of Contents Expand ↓

HOW DO WE UNDERSTAND ‘REVIVAL’?  
  A Caution over Terminology 2
  Pentecost, Once and For All 7
  Revival Conditional upon Obedience 8
  Confusing Old and New Testaments 13
  Revivals are Larger Measures of the Spirit of God 17
  Consequences of the Three Views 25
  A Vital Lesson 31
CHARLES G. FINNEY: HOW THEOLOGY AFFECTS UNDERSTANDING OF REVIVAL 33
  Life and Teaching 35
  Finney’s Case Examined 43
  Why the Old School Opposed Finney 49
OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY 54
  Major Responsibilities – Conduct, Truth and Faith  56
  The Place of Prayer 64
  Sovereignty and Revival 70
  Conclusions 74
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND PREACHING 80
  Special Eras of Preaching 83
  The Power of the Holy Spirit Makes the Truth Plain to Preacher and Hearer 87
  The Power of the Holy Spirit is Evident in the Experience which He Gives of the Love of God 90
  Conclusions 99
THE INTERPRETATION OF EXPERIENCE 105
  The Bible First 106
  The Work of Christ 109
  Diversity of Teaching on ‘Christ Baptizing with the Spirit’ 112
  The Older Evangelical Teaching 117
  Practical Consequences of Wrong Views 125
  Conclusions 130
HINDERING REVIVAL: EVANGELICAL FANATICISM 134
  The Dangers of Fanaticism 136
  Recognition of Fanaticism 144
  Consequences of Fanaticism 151
  Wales: 1904-5 153
  Conclusions 164
SIX THINGS REVIVAL WILL BRING 170
  Revival Restores Faith in the Word of God 171
  Revival Restores Definiteness to the Meaning of ‘Christian’ 175
  Revival Advances the Gospel with Amazing Swiftness 178
  Revival Always Has Moral Impact upon Communities 180
  Revival Changes Understanding of the Christian Ministry 184
  Revival Will Change the Public Worship of the Churches 189
  APPENDICES 197
  1. Extraordinary Gifts 197
  2. Co-ordination of Grace and Duty 200
  3. Presbyterian Doctrine on Regeneration, Inability and Free-Agency 212
  Title Index 217
  General Index 221

 

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin Roy

    One of the few books I have read multiple times. Careful, scholarly, interesting and inspiring, it always inspires me to pray.

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