In these eleven chapters, Oden considers the person and work of the Holy Spirit. He displays the Spirit’s hand in the believer’s salvation, justification and sanctification, and reveals His work in the Church and in human destiny.
“True contrition cannot be feigned. Nor can it lack the intent to forsake sin altogether.” (Page 86)
“We have been saved from the penalty of sin in justification; we are being saved from the power of sin in sanctification; and we shall be saved finally from the presence of sin in glorification.” (Page 84)
“God has chosen humanity to be the special object of divine grace, the unique vessel through which the divine glory is to be revealed.” (Page 31)
“In the justifying work of the Son, the obstacles to divine-human reconciliation are overcome. In the Spirit’s regeneration of new life, grace to live by faith is actually being imparted and received (Luke 3:6; 2 Cor. 5:2).” (Page 81)
“The Father is moved with love toward fallen humanity to send the Son. The Son assumed human nature, suffered, died, and was resurrected to redeem humanity. The Holy Spirit provides the means by which recipients of this good news can appropriate and apply it.” (Page 25)