Table of Contents of Warfield Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
1. Old Testament Religion – Psalm 51:12
2. The Conviction of the Spirit – John 16:8-11
3. The Outpouring of the Spirit – Acts 2:16,17
4. The Leading of the Spirit – Romans 8:14
5. The Spirit’s Testimony to our Sonship – Romans 8:16
6. The Spirit’s Help in our Praying – Romans 8:26,27
7. The Spirit of Faith – 2 Corinthians 4:13
8. New Testament Puritanism – 2 Corinthians 6:11 – 7:1
9. Spiritual Strengthening – Ephesians 3:16
10. The Sealing of the Holy Spirit – Ephesians 4:30
11. The Way of Life – Titus 3:4-9
12. The Love of the Holy Spirit – James 4:5
13. The Spirit of God in the Old Testament
15. The Work of the Spirit in Salvation
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (November 5, 1851 – February 16, 1921) was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. He served as the last principal of the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1886 to 1902. After the death of Warfield in office, Francis Landey Patton took over the functions of the office as the first president of seminary. Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in 1929 that formed Westminster Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Biography of BB Warfield
Warfield was born near Lexington, Kentucky on November 5, 1851. His parents were William Warfield and Mary Cabell Breckinridge, originally from Virginia and quite wealthy. His maternal grandfather was the Presbyterian preacher Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800–1871), the son of John Breckinridge, a former United States Senator and Attorney General. Warfield's uncle was John C. Breckinridge, the fourteenth Vice President of the United States, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. His brother, Ethelbert Dudley Warfield was a Presbyterian minister and college president. His fourth cousin twice removed was Wallis Warfield Simpson, whom Great Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated his throne in order to marry.
Education of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
Like many children born into a wealthy family, Warfield's childhood education was private. Warfield entered Princeton University in 1868 and graduated in 1871 with high honors. Although Warfield studied mathematics and science in college, while traveling in Europe he decided to study theology, surprising even many of his closest friends. He entered Princeton Seminary in 1873, in order to train for ministry as a Presbyterian minister. He graduated in 1876.
Ministry of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
For a short time in 1876 he preached in Presbyterian churches in Concord, Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio as a "supply pastor" — the latter church calling him to be their ordained minister (which he politely refused). In late 1876 Warfield and his new wife moved to Germany where he studied under Christoph Ernst Luthardt and Franz Delitzsch. Warfield was the assistant pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland for a short time. Then he became an instructor at Western Theological Seminary, which is now called Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He was ordained on April 26, 1879.
In 1881 Warfield wrote a joint article with A. A. Hodge on the inspiration of the Bible. It drew attention because of its scholarly and forceful defense of the inerrancy of the Bible. In many of his writings, Warfield attempted to demonstrate that the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy was simply orthodox Christian teaching, and not merely a concept invented in the nineteenth century. His passion was to refute the liberal element within Presbyterianism and within Christianity at large. Throughout his life, he continued to write books and articles, which are still widely read today.
Warfield Person and Work of the Holy Spirit is a 15 chapter work on various central elements of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield
July 13, 2020
Solution I just won't Go to Church Meditations on why and with what motive we participate in church. Are you part of the Redeemed? If you are, then how do you identify with that group? Isn't it by being a part of a group of the redeemed? (a church) Does God require you to congregate? Hebrews 10:24-25 What if there are no good churches around me? Corporate worship is essential in your Christian life. Edifying and being edified.