Does the Holy Spirit do the same things now and in the New Testament times that He did in Old Testament times? God's Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments contains valuable information for pastors, advanced Bible students, and other deeply committed laypersons.
God’s Indwelling Presence asks and explores to answer: What are the spiritual differences and similarities between Old Testament and New Testament believers? Did God dwell in Old Testament believers as He does in New Testament believers? Were Old Testament believers born again (that is, experience regeneration)? What do the words indwelling and regeneration mean? How is the Holy Spirit’s ministry similar or different during Old Testament and New Testament times?
Here believers are led to understand more fully the powerful resources Christ has given His followers in sending to them the promised Holy Spirit.
—Bruce A. Ware, Senior Associate Dean, School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Through careful scholarship, Dr. Hamilton provides an innovative interpretation of the biblical evidence. His study contributes helpfully not only to the ongoing discussion regarding how the two Testaments are interconnected, but sheds new light on the important topic of the Holy Spirit's role in emabling believers from both Testaments to be reconciled to God.
—T. Desmond Alexander, Union Theological College, Belfast
Jim Hamilton engages the controversial topic of the Spirit's indwelling with a lively and vibrant style. He has done an outstanding job in assessing the evidence and argues well for his own proposal. Even those who do not agree with all of his conclusions will profit from this careful study of the biblical text.
—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
James M. Hamilton, Jr. is assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) on the Houston Park Place Campus in Houston, Texas. He holds degrees from the University of Arkansas (B. A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th. M.), and SBTS (Ph. D.). He has published articles in Trinity Journal, Westminster Theological Journal, and many others.