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Spirit-Baptism: Spirit-Living

Spirit-Baptism: Spirit-Living 2nd edition

Geoffrey Bingham

by Rev Geoffrey Bingham

Subject: Holy Spirit, Spirit Baptism

Pages: 226 pp

Pub. Date: 1990

Book Code: 135

ISBN: 0 86408 133 2

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LFS 36: The True Baptism of the Holy Spirit

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Spirit Baptism

About This Book

As one who sees great value in the gifts of the Spirit, including tongues, yet as one who does not hold a Pentecostal view of the question, Bingham stands in a unique bridging position-one which has enabled him to speak to those on both sides. His thesis in this book is an attempt to build a bridge-and an excellent attempt at that-but whether those on either bank will trust themselves to walk on it remains to be seen. The security of the bank is often more favoured than the uncertainty of a crossing!

The other major contribution of this book lies in its suggestion that prime evidence of the coming of the Spirit is love. Now this is not a new concept, of course. But the way in which Bingham argues his case is, to me at least, different and persuasive. In other words, we may justly expect increased effectiveness as the result of baptism in the Spirit (i.e. power) but we should also expect improved relationships (i.e. love). Hence, the early church's immediate response to Pentecost was to continue in fellowship and to share their goods. Similarly, Romans 5:5 points out how love is poured into our hearts by the Spirit.

Dr Barry Chant, B.A., B.D., Dip.Ed., D.Min.

President, New Day International Magazine