|What is Man?|
|by T. Austin-Sparks|
|Table of Contents|
CHAPTER 1 MANS HIGH PROSPECT AND DESTINY
An all-important distinction The generally accepted position The position as in the Word of God, a comparison unique in Creation.
CHAPTER 2 MAN NOW ANOTHER SPECIES THAN GOD CREATED
Man as created and constituted The function of the human spirit The nature of Adams temptation Adams probation The creation formula (Gen 2:7).
CHAPTER 3 WHERE PSYCHOLOGY FAILS
What is it that is born again? What is the place of the soul?
CHAPTER 4 THE NATURE OF SANCTIFICATION
The problem of Romans 7, and I John 1:8,9,10; 3:4,6,8,9 The place in experience of Romans 7: Is it the experience of the regenerate or unregenerate? The effect of spiritual awakening The place of Romans 6 Two possible evils in the Christian life: Romans 7, or Antinomianism Two doctrines of sanctification based on Scripture: 1. Objective faith and progressiveness; 2. Eradication and perfection The help of clearer translation of the text of Scripture Sanctification is regeneration carried on The real key is the distinction between soul and spirit Phases of spiritual life Spiritual education and sanctification go together Sonship Deliverance.
CHAPTER 5 WHERE CHRISTENDOM IS DECEIVED
The attributes of the human spirit Gods special concern The walk in the Spirit, the walk of faith.
CHAPTER 6 THE SOUL AND DECEPTION
Man by nature now a deceived creature The organ of deception Methods of deception The peril of soulishness A Divine safeguard against deception Psychical movements in the name of Christ The infallible test Spiritual understanding.
CHAPTER 7 WORLD DOMINATION OR DOMINION?
The phenomenon of dictators The eternal background The historic course Man, Satans medium Antichrist; four things about him Behold the Man The peril of man in Divine things The One New Man, the measure of Christ.
CHAPTER 8 THE CROSS AND THE NEW
Diagram: The history of man from Gods standpoint and his own.
CHAPTER 9 THE RESURRECTION OR SPIRITUAL BODY
The believers life spiritual in origin, sustenance and consummation The psycho-physical body and the spiritual body Satan hates resurrection.
CHAPTER 10 THE SOUL, THE SPIRIT AND THE EVIL SPIRITUAL
Physical disorders and spiritual suffering Demon domination and demon possession The key to spiritism The deepest reality of the child of God Spiritual service or warfare.
CHAPTER 11 THE SPIRIT HIMSELF
The supreme importance of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirits supreme object in this dispensation.
TO MY READERS I would say that, although the main subject of the tripartite nature of man is such a controversial one, this book is not entered as a part of the controversy. Such a course would only be to contradict its main contention that Divine things can only be entered into by revelation and never by reason. Indeed, I have no wish that anyone should read this book unless they are really exercised about reality and spiritual things. I would ask for openness of heart as the one concession to the Spirit of truth if, peradventure, He might be ready to use what is written here for enlightenment.
No claim is made to any expert knowledge. The contents represent more the result of observation and experience amongst Christian people over a wide area during a good number of years, than of study of the subject itself.
The book goes out with a prayer which comes from long ago, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; having the eyes of your heart enlightened (Eph 1:17).
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