FAITH NEWS SERVICE – According to a 2019 study by Pew Research, most Americans are familiar with key elements of Christian terminology, including the term “Trinity,” which refers to God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.* But while most are familiar with its definition, the Trinity’s inexplicable concept is difficult to grasp.
John Wesley, father of the Methodist movement and evangelist in the 1700s, said, “Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.”**
While acknowledging the difficulty of the concept of God in three persons, Larry Massa unpacks the mystery of the Holy Spirit’s role, from creation to eternity, in his new book, Indwelt. “There is a general lack of public knowledge about the Holy Spirit,” Massa says. “I have found that the majority of Christian teaching centers on Jesus, since He is the central figure in our salvation. I wanted to write a primer on the Holy Spirit to bring about an understanding of His impact both on the world and in our individual lives.”
Indwelt looks at the Holy’s Spirit’s role in creation and examines His involvement throughout the Old Testament, including the flood and a new nation through Abraham. It also chronicles the Holy Spirit’s manifestation in the New Testament, with the creation of the church as a body of believers, and provides an overview of their spiritual gifts. Massa also analyzes the Holy Spirit’s involvement in end times and eternity.
“The book focusses on the Holy Spirit throughout time but places special emphasis on how He can transform us to become more like Jesus and mature our faith,” Massa says. “When we give the Holy Spirit access to our lives, He will do amazing things and give power to our faith so that we live fruitful, joy-filled lives.”
Massa wrote Indwelt to provide a greater understanding of achieving spiritual maturity through the Holy Spirit and to glorify God.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Larry Massa is a longtime Christian leader and teacher with a passion for studying Christian scholars and apologetics. He has a gift for unraveling and explaining biblical complexities. Larry has written three other books as well as multiple articles and blog entries to facilitate deeper biblical understanding. He also encourages spiritual growth and maturity through his website, crazyaboutgod.com.
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