The Wonders of God

A Reformed Perspective on Luke’s Baptism in the Holy Spirit


  • Cornelis van der Kooi VU University Amsterdam



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In this response to Robert Menzies article “Luke’s Understanding of Baptism in the Holy Spirit. A Pentecostal Perspective” (PentecoStudies 2007/2) it is argued that that the distinction between a soteriological and a charismatic understanding of the work of the Spirit should be integrated in Reformed theology. At the same the claim is criticized that the prophetic gifts are available for every member of the new community. In opposition to this view it is emphasized that it is more biblically founded to defend and to teach a theology that begins with the sovereignty and freedom of God.


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How to Cite

van der Kooi, C. (2009). The Wonders of God: A Reformed Perspective on Luke’s Baptism in the Holy Spirit. PentecoStudies, 7(1), 34–45.