Ryrie wrote the first edition of this book in 1965 and it has gone through several editions since then. The bulk of it is also reproduced in his Basic Theology. In rereading the book (an easy read of 120 pages) I was encouraged by the orthodox presentation of what can be a very controversial doctrine. I had also forgotten what a vital tool a good dispensational approach to Pneumatology is to the church. Many of the ancient errors in this field have faded away, but we have as many and more of our own errors today. The (so-called) three waves of the Holy Spirit in the twentieth century brought great charismatic confusion, and now other errors are being added to these including massive revivals centered around erroneous manifestations of the Spirit and the spirit world. Without a solid understanding of the working of the Spirit in the age of grace, we will fall prey to some of these errors. Ryrie’s book needs to be resurrected in the church.
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Anointing With OilMarch 28, 2015
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, […]