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Grudem Baptism in and Filling with the Holy Spirit Should we seek a “baptism in the Holy Spirit” after conversion? What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Wayne Grudem
Wayne Grudem

Grudem Baptism in and Filling with the Holy Spirit Should we seek a “baptism in the Holy Spirit” after conversion? What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? This theWord work is only chapter 39 excerpt from his larger theology.

Baptism in and filling with Holy Spirit

by Wayne Grudem

Wayne A. Grudem (born 1948) is a prominent evangelical theologian, seminary professor, and author.[1] He co-founded the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and served as the general editor of the ESV Study Bible.

He is the author of multiple books, including Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, which advocates a Calvinistic soteriology, the verbal plenary inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible, believer’s baptism, a plural-elder form of church government, and the complementarian view of gender relationships. Systematic Theology is a highly influential theology textbook that has sold hundreds of thousands of copies.[9] Grudem holds to noncessationist charismatic beliefs and was at one time a qualified supporter of the Vineyard Movement[10] and one of the main apologists and spokesmen for reuniting charismatic, Reformed, and evangelical churches.

In his theological method, Grudem aims to compile what the entire Bible says about any given topic. He applied this approach in his Systematic Theology and has now done so more recently in Christian Ethics. Grudem describes the task of assembling verses and passages from the Bible on the analogy of a “jigsaw puzzle.”[11] This manner of deploying scripture has been criticized. As Carl Braatan observed in First Things (May 1996), Grudem “piles up biblical proof-texts in blithe indifference to critical scholarship.” In short, his “method is captive to the fundamentalist notion that the canon of biblical texts and their interpretation can be detached from the community that determined canonicity in the first place.”



A. The Traditional Pentecostal Understanding

B. What Does “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” Mean in the New Testament?

C. How Should We Understand the “Second Experiences” in Acts?

D. What Terms Shall We Use to Refer to an Empowering by the Holy Spirit That Comes After Conversion?

    1. Harm Comes to the Church From Teaching Two-Class Christianity.
    2. There Are Many Degrees of Empowering, Fellowship With God, and Personal Christian Maturity.
      a. How Should We Understand Contemporary Experience?
      b. What Terms Should We Use Today?
      c. What Is “Being Filled With the Spirit”?
    3. Being Filled With the Holy Spirit Does Not Always Result in Speaking in Tongues.



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