Jul 21, 2010

Ephesians 4:30, 1 Thessalonians 5:19 - William Styles

Eph. 4:30, “Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God:” 1 Thess. 5:19, “Quench not the Spirit:” quoted to prove that the Spirit will be grieved by the sinner’s non-acceptance of offered grace, and that continued resistance of His monitions will so enrage Him as to cause their final and fatal extinction in the heart. The incorrectness of this interpretation is, however, evident from the fact that both portions are addressed, not to the unregenerate, but to Christians. They therefore simply indicate that the Spirit may be grieved by God’s people, and His operations quenched in the church, and solemnly warn us to watch against so sad a form of sin.

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