Iâ€™m elated to have received from Amazon.com my copy of Godâ€™s Indwelling Presence by my good friend Jim Hamilton. I will eventually post a review of this book, but I want to bring your attention to it now.
This book makes the provocative claim that regeneration and indwelling are not the same things. Jim argues that while Old Covenant believers were regenerated by the Holy Spirit, they were not indwelt. New Covenant believers are both regenerated and indwelt. The seminal text in Jimâ€™s study is John 14:26: â€œThe Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.â€
Jim will be speaking this weekend on the topic of â€œGodâ€™s Indwelling Presenceâ€ at The Northbrook Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Doug McHone of CoffeeSwirls will be live-blogging conference, and recordings of Jimâ€™s talks will be available after the close of the proceedings.
Even if you wonâ€™t be attending the conference or catching the live-blog, you need to buy this book. Jim is one of the most prolific young scholars in evangelicalism today, and this new work promises to be an important contribution.