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CO N TENTS.
ON THE MEANING OF THE TERM SPIRIT AS EMPLOYED BY
THE SACRED WRITERS.
Preliminary remarks-It occurs in the sense of Breath
-Wind - Intelligent beings-Applied pre-eminently to the third Person in the Trinity-Thence trans.. ferred to his influence-Then again to the effects produced by that influence-Inferences-Writers of the New Testament have distinguished the influence from the person of the Spirit-Bishop MiddletonThe same idea of him conveyed by another usage of the New Testament writers-Opinion of the ancient Jews-Grotius–Bishop Heber-Effect on the early heresiarchs and sects-Design of the Scriptures to instruct—Stress of the argument–Their current language- The Holy Spirit acts agreeably to a commission received - Yet exercises supreme authority
- The efficient cause of the several gifts bestowed on man-Extraordinary endowments of body or
Difference between the extraordinary and ordinary-
Latter essential to genuine religion-This sentiment
Knowledge of the Deity derived from contemplation
of nature of a mixed character-Obtained by induc-
Doctrine often perverted—Yet we are not to forbear-