The author begins by lamenting the lack of understanding the authority of the Holy Spirit in the church today. He mentions such things as formalism, dignified worship, respectability, and education as hindrances. Further, he surveys how the authority of the Spirit is seen to be part of the ministry of the Lord Jesus and involved in the life of a believer.
The article is an excerpt from a sermon by the author, focusing on the interpretation of Romans 11:7-10, which speaks about the hardening of the Israel. The author intimates that God has the power to judge his people by making them obstinate to the gospel and therefore exclude them from the benefits of salvation.
The Reformation was led by men who had deep convictions about the authority of the Bible, the sovereignty of God, the person and work of Christ, justification by faith, prayer, and preaching. Let this article show what are the lessons for us today.
Looking at Jeremiah 2:5, this article shows how life is without God. Without God life is empty, and men worship powerless gods instead of the living God.