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Second thousand, with notes, 12 mo, price $1.50. THE MINISTRY OF HEALING; Or, Miracles of Cure in all Ages.
By Pastor A. J. GORDON.
The Question and its Bearings.
The Testimony of the Adversary.
A work which has deeply interested me by its literary, logical and more than all by its spiritual power. Its reading has confirmed me in a resolution made years ago, never to attack even if I cannot defend the views which Dr. Gordon, in common with Prof. Christlieb and others, holds of modern miracles. I am convinced that they have the historical argument strongly on their side.” -Rev. Joseph Cooke.
“This is a remarkable book, and it will be read with much interest by many who do not agree with many of the opinions expressed in it. It is written in a spirit of candor and fairness, with a clear style, and abound in illustrations and opinions which the author has collected with much industry from many sources."-- London Daily Review.
“I have long held and as occasion has offered mantained the views advocated in 'The Ministry of Healing' and it rejoices my heart to find them so ably and powerfully expounded."- Dr. S. H. Kellogg, Professor of Theology in the Alleghany Theological Seminary.
“Whatever may be the views of readers they must be interested by the remarkable facts here collected. One or two narratives given had better have been omitted for the sake of the argument but the general effect is powerful.” C. H. Spurgeon.
HOWARD GANNETT, TREMONT TEMPLE.
AUTHOR OF “In Christ;" “GRACE AND GLORY;" "THE MINISTRY
OF HEALING," ETC.
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
OTHING new is likely to be true in Theol
ogy, though there may be new and clearer apprehensions of old truth. Some, because themselves unacquainted with certain phases of doctrine set forth in this volume, have imagined them to be novel and original. But this is by no means true.
The real fact is, as admitted by our best theologians, that the work and offices of the Holy Spirit have been very inadequately treated by most of those who have written on this subject. The distinction between His primary work of conviction and regeneration, and His higher work of sealing and enduement, seems to be either quite overlooked or very vaguely treated by most writers whom we have examined. It is very much as though one should write the life of Christ, and make no clear discrimination between his life before his baptism, and his work and ministry under the Holy Ghost subsequent to his baptism.
We have aimed to emphasize, from scripture and from experience, the much neglected distinction between the Spirit's ministry in regeneration and in anointing with power. The reader will find this distinction recognized, though not set forth at length, in that best of the older treatises on this subject, “Owen on the Holy Spirit.” The work which is altogether the most thorough and discriminating of any which we have met, is “ Lectures on the New Testament Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, by William Kelly." His chapter on “The Gift of the Spirit and the Gifts" is eminently satisfactory to one who recognizes the importance of emphasizing and maintaining distinctions which the scriptures so clearly recognize. He says, we believe truly, that the work which the Bible speaks of under the name of the gift or sealing of the Holy Spirit, “has nothing whatever to do with bringing men to believe and repent. It is a subsequent operation; it is an additional and separate blessing"