Archives for April 17, 2014

One Area Where John Piper and I Agree: Subsequence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I grew up Pentecostal and have now been Baptist for, oh, about forty years. The other day I was talking with students (mostly Baptists) about the doctrine and experience of the "second blessing" that grew out of the ministry of John Wesley. Wesley himself never equated entire sanctification ("Christian perfection") with Spirit baptism/infilling of the Holy Spirit, but he clearly did believe in a post-conversion experience of sanctification "in a moment" (preceded by a process and followed by a … [Read more...]