Five Solas


Rushdoony, Systematic Theology, Vol. I, pp.206-207

Rousas John Rushdoony, Systematic Theology, Volume I, Vallecito, California: Ross House Books, 1994, pp.206-207

“In the economy of the Trinity, the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son (John 15:26; Rom. 8:9; Gal. 4:6). He is clearly a person (John 14:26;16:7-11; Rom. 8:26; Rom. 8:16; Acts 16:7; I Cor. 12:11; Isa. 63:10; Eph.4:30, etc.). We are told repeatedly that He wills, acts, commands, reveals, makes intercession, etc. The texts are so many that only the wilful reject them. At the root of the Phrygianism of all such groups as the Montanists, and some pentecostals, and charismatics, and others is an implicit or explicit denial of the personality of the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit is impersonal or subpersonal, then His work will be so. The result is the kind of mindless emotionalism commonly associated with all such movements. An ultimate chaos and impersonalism is ascribed to the Godhead and given a priority over the self-consciousness of God. Especially when viewed with a Hellenic and Darwinian belief in the priority of chaos and non-being, and then of mindless being, over mind and consciousness, it leads to an emphasis on Phrygianantics as more true to God than faith and obedience. The truly Spirit-filledmen among Charismatics are above all teachers of God’s word.”