AMG Concise Works of the Holy Spirit



WHo is the Holy Spirit? What is He Like? As the revealer of the Scriptures, He often places all the emphasis on revealing to us the Father and His Son, selflessly staying in the background, knowing the Father and Son must be revealed before we come into "the more intimate fellowship with Himself." It's primarily through His works, both within us and without, that we come to an understanding of the Spirit. Who ...

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WHo is the Holy Spirit? What is He Like? As the revealer of the Scriptures, He often places all the emphasis on revealing to us the Father and His Son, selflessly staying in the background, knowing the Father and Son must be revealed before we come into "the more intimate fellowship with Himself." It's primarily through His works, both within us and without, that we come to an understanding of the Spirit. Who He is is bound forever to the understanding that all glory belongs to God alone. This is the foundation of Abraham Kuyper's writing in AMG's Concise Works of the Holy Spirit.

Most of the writings about the Holy Spirit deal with only one aspect or work we have books on the gifts, on the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation (and the part the human will play in it) on sanctification, on inspiration, on prayer. Abraham Kuyper combined in one volume a magnificent overview of all the works of the Holy Spirit, beginning with the works within the Church as a whole.

Kuyper then declares the inward works of the Holy Spirit, which he does in two parts. In the first part, Kuyper deals with the words of the Holy Spirit that have to do with our salvation and justification. In the second part, Kuyper expounds the works of the Holy Spirit that come after our salvation.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899576985
  • Publisher: AMG Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Series: Concise series
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

ABRAHAM KUYPER was a renowned Dutch theologian and political leader. Educated in Dutch Reformed theology at the University of Leyden in the Netherlands, Kuyper served as a pastor from 1868-1874, editor-in-chief of the weekly publication Herautas, and the editor of the daily publication De Standaard for almost fifty years. He also founded the Free Reformed University in Amsterdam in 1880 and the Free Reformed Church in 1886.

From 1901-1905 Kuyper served as prime minister of the Netherlands. Kuyper believed in using the church's influence to promote a "purer public national life."  His goal was to give the "common people" a voice in government, and his contributions led to suffrage rights for all citizens and the development of today's plural society in the Netherlands.

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Table of Contents

                                                 C O N T E NT S

Foreword                                                                                xi

Preface of the Author                                                            xiii

Explanatory Notes to the American Edition                          xix

Explanatory Note by Prof.Benjamin B.Warfield, D.D., LL.D.  iv


                        VOLUME I


               CHURCH AS A WHOLE

First Chapter   Introduction

1.  Careful Treatment Required   3

2.  Two Standpoints   8

3.  The Indwelling and Outgoing Works of God   13

4.  The Work of the Holy Spirit Distinguished  18


Second Chapter   The Creation

5.  The Principle of Life     23

6.  The Host of Heaven and Earth  28

7.  The Creaturely Man  33

8.  Gifts and Talents   39


Third Chapter  Re-Creation

9.  Creation and Re-Creation  45

10. Organic and Individual    50

11. The Church before and after Christ  55

Fourth Chapter  The Holy Scripture of the Old Testament

12. The Holy Scripture 61

13.  The Scripture a Necessity

14.  The Revelation to Which the Scripture of the   70

       Old Testament Owes Its Existence

15.  The  Revelation of the Old Testament in Writing  75

16.  Inspiration


Fifth Chapter  The Incarnation of the Word

17.  Like One of Us   85

18.  Guiltless and without Sin  90

19.  The Holy Spirit in the Mystery of the Incarnation  95

Sixth Chapter The Mediator      

20.  The Holy Spirit in the Mediator  101

21.  Not like unto Us  105

22.  The Holy Spirit in the Passion of Christ   110

23.  The Holy Spirit in the Glorified Christ    115

Seventh Chapter   Outpouring of the Holy Spirit  

24.  The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit   121

25.  The Holy Spirit in the New Testament  126

       Other than in the Old

26.  Israel and the nations  132

27.  The Signs of Pentecost  137

28.  The Miracle of Tongues  142

Eight Chapter The Apostolate

29.  The Apostolate  149

30.  The Apostolic Scriptures  156

31.  Apostolic Inspiration  162

32.  Apostles Today?  168

Ninth Chapter   The Holy Scriptures in the New Testament  

33.  The Holy Scriptures in the New Testament   175

34.  The Need of the New Testament Scripture  181

35.  The Character of the New Testament Scripture  186

Tenth Chapter  The Church of Christ

36.  The Church of Christ  191

37.  Spiritual Gifts  196

38.  The Ministry of the Word  202

39.  The Government of the Church  208

                       VOLUME II


First Chapter  Introduction

1.   The Man to be Wrought Upon  215

2.   The Work of Grace a Unit  220

3.   Analysis Necessary   225

4.   Image and Likeness 230

5.   Original Righteousness  235

6.   Rome, Socinus, Arminius, Calvin  240

7.   The Neo-Kohlbruggians  245

8.   After the Scripture  251

9.   The Image of God in Man  256

10.  Adam Not Innocent, but Holy  261

Second Chapter  The Sinner to be Wrought Upon

11.  Sin Not Material  267

12.  Sin Not a mere Negation  273

13.  Sin a Power in Reversed Action  278

14.  Our Guilt  283

15.   Our Unrighteousness  288

16.  Our Death  293

Third Chapter  Preparatory Grace

17.  What Is It?  299

18.  What Is it Not ? 304

Fourth Chapter  Regeneration

19.  Old and New terminology  309

20.  Its Course  315

21.  Regeneration the Work of God  320

22.  The work of Regeneration  326

23.  Implanting in Christ  338

25.  Not a Divine-Human Nature  343

26.  The Mystical Union with Immanuel  349

Fifth Chapter Calling and Repentance  

27.  The Calling of the Unregenerate  355

28.  The Coming of the Called  361

29.  Conversion of All That Come  367

Sixth Chapter  Justification

30.  Justification  373

31.  Our Status  381

32.  Justification from Eternity  386

33.  Certainty of Our Justification  391

Seventh Chapter  Faith

34.  Faith in General  399

35.  Faith and Knowledge  405

36.  Brakel in Comrie  411

37.  Faith in the Sacred Scriptures  418

38.  The Faculty of Faith  423

39.  Defective Learning  428

40.  Faith in the Saved Sinner Alone  436

41.  Testimonies   441

                      Volume III

The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Individual


First Chapter   Sanctification

1.  Sanctification  451

2.  Sanctification a Mystery  456

3.  Sanctification and Justification  461

4.  Sanctification and Justification (continued) 465

5.  Holy Raiment of One's Own Weaving  469

6.  Christ Our Sanctification  474

7.  Application of Sanctification  479

8.  Sanctification in Fellowship with Emmanuel  484

9.  Implanted Dispositions  489

10. Perfect in Parts, Imperfect in Degrees  493

11. The Pietest and the Perfectionist 499

12. The Old Man and The New  505

13.  The Work of God in our Work  510

14.  The Person Sanctified  515

15.  Good Works  521

16.  Self-Denial  527

Second Chapter  Love

17.  Natural Love  535

18.  Love in the Triune Being of God  540

19.  The manifestations of Holy Love  544

20.  The Love Which Dwells in the Heart  550

21.  The Love of the Holy Spirit in Us  555

22.  Love and the Comforter  560

23.  The Greatest of These Is Love  566

24.  Love in the Blessed Ones  571

25.  The Communion of Saints  576

26.  The Communion of Goods  582

27.  The Communion of Gifts  588

28.  The Suffering of Love  594

29.  Love in the Old Covenant  599

30.  Organically One  604

31.  The Hardening Operation of Love  609

32.  The Love Which Withers  614

33.  The Hardening in the Sacred Scripture  619

34.  Temporary Hardening  624

35.  The Hardening of Nations  629

36.  The Apostolic Love  634

37.  The Sin against the Holy Ghost  639

38.  Christ or Satan  645

Third Chapter  Prayer

39.  The Essence of Prayer   651

40.  Prayer and the Consciousness  656

41.  Prayer in the Unconverted  662

42.  The Prayer of the regenerated  669

43.   Prayer for and with Each Other  676

Subject Index  683
















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