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12. God's Empowering Presence
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the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
the Spirit of creation, a title that emphasizes the Spirit's identity as the Giver of life.
God's kindness to everyone, both Christians and non- Christians, in providing for human life through nature and preserving human culture(s).
turning away from sin's mastery in repentance and turning to God in faith.
metanoia in Greek, the changing of mind and heart, especially turning away from sin's mastery.
the human response to God's sanctifying work; moment by moment setting apart of oneself to serve the living Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
the most common Protestant term for the process of becoming holy, conforming to the pattern of Jesus Christ.
a Reformed emphasis, oriented around union with Christ, on the gradually forward movement of the true believer's spiritual maturity; no postconversion "crisis" experiences are necessary or normative.
means of grace
normative elements by which the Holy Spirit helps believers to grow in spiritual union with Christ, including the Word (hearing it preached, and reading it oneself), the sacraments, providence (God- given joys and trials), and prayer.
a decisive event in one's spiritual life, often a postconversion second blessing or particular ﬁlling with the Holy Spirit or moment of consecration.
Keswick model of sanctiﬁcation
an approach that distinguishes between believers who are fully consecrated to God and those who are not— sometimes, between those who have made Jesus their Lord and those who have only received him as Savior— urging believers to pursue steps for letting go and being ﬁlled with the Holy Spirit.
Contemplative model of sanctiﬁcation
the classic pursuit of mystical "union with Christ" in a transrational, not irrational, sense, often involving stages of self- denial and prayer.
see beatiﬁc vision.
eternal security of the believer
a popular evangelical approach to assurance and perseverance that emphasizes "once saved, always saved," without an accompanying insistence on human discipleship and divine sovereignty.
assurance of salvation
conﬁdence in being God's beloved child, awaiting a heavenly inheritance.
a Greek word meaning "spiritual gifts," involving God's blessing on certain talents or activities of particular persons through whom the Holy Spirit builds up the church's ministry.
the view that treats certain sign gifts from the Holy Spirit, notably glossolalia, as special aspects of the old covenant and/or apostolic eras that have now ceased.
communion of saints
the fellowship in Christ that all his followers share across time and place.
the opposite of cessationism; the view that all spiritual gifts in the New Testament, including special sign gifts, are operative after the apostolic era.
mortiﬁcation of sin
believers' active resistance to the devil by putting sin to death.
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