Some point to Romans 7 as the proof-text for the saint-sinner paradox, suggesting that if even the apostle Paul struggled with his unrelenting flesh, Christians must face defeat in certain areas of their Christian life. On the contrary, Ben Witherington suggests that ancient rhetoric illuminates the passage in a way that eliminates Paul as the subject of this passage and paints a more optimistic picture of God’s sanctifying grace.
How do modern understandings of the baptism with the Holy Spirit trace their understandings to John Wesley and John Fletcher? Dr. Larry Wood shares. View our growing playlist of Seven Minute Seminary here.
Practical Divnity | Can a person know they’re saved? John Wesley certainly thought so. He believed assurance was a common privilege of the children of God. Read this introduction to Wesley’s docrine of assurance with 3 ways in which it makes a difference.