An Essential Provision of Christianity
2 Timothy 1:14
That good thing which was committed to you keep by the Holy Ghost which dwells in us.

Is not this power of God, through the Holy Ghost, an essential provision of Christianity? Could the Word of God be "a living Word" without it? We can no more conceive of Christianity as destitute of this Divine influence than as destitute of Christ. We look upon the face of nature and perceive that all its external forms are based upon one common principle of life; and were this withdrawn all things must die. So in like manner, looking upon external Christianity — its doctrines, its Sabbaths, its worship, its points of holiness, joy, and moral excellence, produced in perfect uniformity in all ages and amongst all classes — we perceive that there must exist beneath the surface some uniform power; and what can this be but the power of God through His Holy Spirit? And this belongs to the system, is inherent, permanent, certain. By the impulses of this power the "Word of God" effects its glorious triumphs; and, when it is withdrawn, Christianity sinks into the condition of an empty form.

(J. Dixon, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

WEB: That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

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