This month I will post a few items of interest and questions for discussion from The Holy Spirit by Sinclair Ferguson. You are welcome to interact with questions and comments below.
A Brief Review of The Holy Spirit by Sinclair Ferguson
While you can read any number of books on the topic of the work and person of the Holy Spirit, very few authors get past the surface arguments about the cessation of tongues, signs, healings and wonders. While we do want to interact with the unhelpful aspects of the charismatic movement in an articulate way, it seems that the best way to do that is to explore the doctrine of the Holy Spirit far beyond what even many charismatic authors have done. Sinclair Ferguson does precisely this in The Holy Spirit.
Ferguson does not even come near the topic of gifts and tongues until he has laid a solid Trinitarian and Christological foundation for the topic, and even then, only devotes one short chapter to this subject before moving on to other areas of study. His message is clear. Concerning the work of the Holy Spirit, there is far more to discuss and consider outside of the debate surrounding modern miracles. Ferguson reminds us of the vast breadth of the work of the Holy Spirit that the modern evangelical and reformed church has largely left untouched. Read more