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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For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the lewls Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the lesis of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another ye kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: Cherie Hughes rated it it was amazing Oct 14, This ministry will cease when the Church is gathered out and His abode will be ended when His temple of living stones is removed.

In two synoptic Gospels the promise of the baptism with the Spirit is accompanied with a promise of a baptism with fire Matthew 3: His is an abiding presence. Neither the “natural man” nor the “carnal” man should ever be expected to understand the triumph of the spiritual life in grace. These graces, as here presented, are exotics and are never found in human nature unless produced there by the power of God.

He has “partaken of the divine nature” and Christ is begotten in him “the hope of glory. This gospel of deliverance has suffered much from those who have sought to understand its principles by analyzing some personal experience apart from the teaching of the Scriptures.

There is a divine counsel for life which is addressed to saved people of this dispensation. Advanced Search Find a Library. It was written spiritkal the rhat of Dallas Theological Seminary. Such doubters should not contend that, because to them unreal, the walk by means of the Spirit is not God’s gracious provision for His children. If Satan is using the fact of these early manifestations of the Spirit as an occasion to confuse and divide Christians, all his supernatural power will be displayed and his most subtle deceptions will be imposed to produce what might seem to be the work of God.


Christians, as a whole, are satiated with ideals. Chafer notes that there is an abrupt change from carnal to spiritual when Biblical conditions are met. An Israelite was counted “blameless” before the law when he had provided the required offerings. When by the Spirit ye are walking ye cannot do the things that ye otherwise would.

He that is spiritual

The cause of that life will be the unhindered indwelling Spirit Ephesians 3: The Pharisees and scribes murmured when they saw that Jesus received publicans and sinners and ate with them. The fact that “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him” is invariably true; yet it is equally true that some resourcefulness of the human will, though it be divinely enabled, is appealed to by the words, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.

He That Is Spiritual: Any service other than that which was foreordained for the individual, though valuable in itself, cannot be called “good works” because it is not the personal outworking of the will of God.

Leeis Sperry Chafer was an evangelist and educator, founder spiiritual first president of Dallas Theological Seminary originally Evangelical Theological Collegeand an influential proponent of Christian Dispensationalism and vehement opponent of covenant theology. Much light is here given on the transforming effect of repentance and confession in a Christian’s life.

A trained mind, it may be added, spirituwl greatly assist; but apart from the presence of the indwelling Teacher, a trained mind avails nothing in coming to know the spiritual meaning of the revealed things of God. To be filled is not the problem of getting more of the Spirit: That formation and subsequent building of the “church which is his body” is the baptism with the Holy Spirit as it is written: Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.


One of the most helpful bits of information was the conditions of true spirituality.

He That Is Spiritual by Lewis Sperry Chafer

There is no Scripture for the child of God under grace which justifies such a substitution. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Just what is meant by a baptism with fire has been the subject of much discussion. The context is clear. For want of Bible instruction many, when attempting to account for an experience, have coined terms and phrases which are not Biblical and are therefore invariably as faulty as any of the conclusions of the finite mind when attempting to deal with the divine realities.

The Christian has but to contemplate his utter helplessness, or consider carefully the emphasis given to this truth in the New Testament to become aware of the greatness of the gift which provides the indwelling Spirit. Another gem of a book from Lewis Sperry Chafer. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” First John 2: Jeff rated it really liked it Mar 04, The Apostle, in his first letter to the Corinthians, has been used of the Spirit to convince them of sin, and in this fifth major passage we are given an account of their sorrow for sin and the effect of this sorrow in their lives.

Should spiritual darkness be experienced apart from the consciousness of any particular sin having been committed, it is the privilege of the Christian to pray for a clearer understanding.

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