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by Merrill F. Unger




Sweeping through Christianity in recent years has been the pervasive charismatic movement. With it has come an emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit, and particularly on the baptism of the Spirit and the ggifts of the Spirit. In this comprehensive study, Dr. Unger examines these two closely related subjects in the light of biblical truth. He exposes many of the errors and misconceptions of the modern charismatic movement as he opens whole new areas of thought on these important subjects for all believers. Beginning with a short history of the rise of the charismatic movement, Unger proceeds to examine the biblical evidence regarding this important theme. He points out the movement’s misconceptions about the baptism of the Spirit and the doctrinal errors these misconceptions can cause. While discussing the evidence in the gospels and Acts, Unger always keeps in view the dispensational divisions that are crucial in understanding these texts. After discussing the evidence found in the epistles, he turns to the relationship between the baptism of the Spirit and the ggifts of the Spirit and power in the Christian life. Even experienced Christians will find in this volume a whole new understanding of the scope and importance of this vital doctrine. Although misunderstood and misrepresented by the charismatic movement, it is still of great importance to believers.
Download The Baptism and Gifts of the Holy Spirit epub
ISBN: 0802404677
ISBN13: 978-0802404671
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Theology
Author: Merrill F. Unger
Language: English
Publisher: Moody Publishers; New edition (June 1, 1974)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1345 kb
FB2 size: 1674 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Kiaile
If you have any doubts about what the Bible says about this subject, buy this book.The chapter titles are as follows:

1. The Baptism of the Spirit in Charismatic Christianity
2. The Baptism of the Spirit Misunderstood
3. The Baptism of the Spirit in the Gospels
4. The Baptism of the Spirit at Pentecost and at Samaria
5. The Baptism of the Spirit at Caesarea in Ephesus
6. The Baptism of the Spirit in I Corinthians, Romans, and Galatians
7. The Baptism of the Spirit in Ephesians, Colossians, and I Peter
8. The Baptism of the Spirit in the Gifts of the Spirit
9. The baptism of the Holy Spirit and Power
Memuro
Excellent.
Wen
This resource is useful for my PhD research on tghe Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts, their theology, nature, number, uses and abuses..
Malak
Very scholarly book on a misunderstood and misused gift.
Qusicam
This is the most thorough scriptural treatment of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit I have ever read. As usual with Unger, the research is extensive and the conclusions drawn are based on a comparison of all relevant scriptures on the subject.

While outlining the truth, the error of other views is exposed but never gloated over. A firm but loving position is maintained with those of dissenting opinions. The whole church would benefit from simply using the Biblical terms for the Person and ministry of the Spirit when discussing or preaching on this vital topic, As Unger does in this very readable book.
Coiril
Excellent
Madis
Any confusion on Baptism? What is the work of the Holy Spirit? Read/study this book. This book can be hard to find.
Dr. Unger does a great job of explaining what the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is. First he presents the Pentecostal viewpoint of the Spirit-baptism, points out why it is deficient, and goes on to define and explain what the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is. He deals with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels, at Pentecost and Samaria, at Caesarea and Ephesus, in 1 Corinthians / Romans / Galatians, in Ephesians / Colossians / 1 Peter, and talks about how the Spirit-Baptism relates to spiritual gifts and to power.

Dr. Unger adheres to the dispensationalist viewpoint and states that the baptism of the Holy Spirit applies only during the dispensation of the church age from Pentecost to the Second Coming. He believes that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs upon a believer's conversion and the Spirit-baptism is a separate event from the filling of the Spirit.

I found this book to be a very helpful overview of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as presented in the Gospels, Acts, and the New Testament. Even if you don't agree in the dispensationalist viewpoint, I believe you will find this work to be quite informative. If you hold to a Pentecostal / Charismatic viewpoint on the Spirit-baptism, I would recommend Howard Ervin's book "Spirit-Baptism: A Biblical Investigation."