Graham A. Cole’s new book, He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, arrived on my doorstep just a few minutes ago.
Given my work on this topic, I went straight to his Excursus where he asks, “Were OT Believers Regenerate?,” and I was pleased to find that he holds the position that “OT saints were regenerated but not indwelt by the Spirit” (145). This is exactly the position that I argue for, though it seems my argument appeared too late for him to interact with the book length treatment (he cites only my Trinity Journal article, a short version of which became chapter 2).
It’s extremely encouraging to find that I agree with this important book, and I’m eager to read his excursus on whether the gifts have ceased. You’ll want to get a copy for yourself.
May this book help you know the Spirit who indeed gives life!
4 responses to “Graham A. Cole, He Who Gives Life”
I, too, will be interested on his view on the gifts. Looks like it’s time to add another resource to the collection.
I bought it last week. Great! I look forward to reading the excursus, and more!
Wow, i would love to read that and your take on it. Guess i’ll have to buy the books. Thanks for pointing it out. In the meantime, how about a post…..
In what way were they regenerate? How does that gel with John 3 when jesus is talking to an israelite, telling him he needs regeneration.
thanks for your time…
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