“The church’s ever-living Head knows how to usher in creative epochs, to rally his people to some converging point through the lapse of centuries, and to gather up under this powerful influence isolated opinions into one consistent whole.”

George Smeaton, THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Banner of Truth; Edinburgh, 1974), page 285.

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This appeared on CHRIST IS DEEPER STILL, the blog of Ray Ortlund; June 23, 2016.