Monthly Archives: January 2014

Aspects of Divine Healing – John Boruff

What is the scriptural basis for the position that physical healing is provided in the redemptive work of Christ? Matthew 8:16-17: “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to Him, and He drove out the spirits with a … Continue reading

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Sanctification is Progressive and Gradual – John Boruff

How may sanctification be designated progressive? The 1689 London Baptist Confession, chapter 13 says: “By God’s Word and Spirit dwelling in Christians; the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, and the several  lusts of it are more and more weakened … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Tongues and Interpretation – Dennis Bennett and John Boruff

The following is a summary outline of chapter 7 from Dennis and Rita Bennett’s The Holy Spirit and You (1971): Speaking in Tongues Privately. Private tongues do not need interpretation, because their purpose is speaking to God, and communion with … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Outline) – Dennis Bennett and John Boruff

The following is my own outline of chapter 6 from Dennis and Rita Bennett’s The Holy Spirit and You (1971). This book is probably the most authoritative work on spiritual gifts to come out since that year; it was written mostly … Continue reading

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Separation from Sin – John Boruff

Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness. –Romans 6:13 Separation from sin is the practical side of holiness; if holiness can be defined as the Holy Spirit taking up residence in the Christian’s … Continue reading

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Contemplative Prayer Bibliography – John Boruff

“Mystical gold” right here! However, even the most golden works of contemplative prayer are bound to have their dross. Expect some “mystical dross” of Catholic Marianism, but probably no more than that. You will not find any Thomas Merton or … Continue reading

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Top Five Books of Prophetic Gold – John Boruff

I’m almost finished with Robert Tuttle’s Mysticism in the Wesleyan Tradition (1989); and I believe it has really helped me to sift through the mystical garbage that pollutes a lot of charismatic books. A while back God’s voice told me … Continue reading

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