It is a distinct pleasure to have the privilege of writing the foreword for Marion Fox in his work, The Work of The Holy Spirit, Volume II. He is a mild mannered, unassuming Christian gentleman. In addition he is one of the most serious students of God's word I have ever known. He is truly a scholar, never satisfied with generally accepted assumptions until he has proved them to be true.
Marion Fox is highly qualified to write such a volume. He has continued his in-depth studies of Greek. Never content with Basics of Logic he has attained a mastery of the discipline few men in the brotherhood ever attained and continues to probe the depths of the discipline. His desire to know and understand truth is a compelling factor in all his studies and writings. Combined with his scholarship and ability, this desire gives him an additional edge in exegesis of Scripture.
Brother Fox already has in print The Work of The Holy Spirit, Volume I and Studies In The Biblical Flood, along with several other titles. This volume is an outstanding addition to his already prodigious journalistic endeavors. Other works are now in progress.
The Work of The Holy Spirit, Volume II is an excellent reference work that preachers and students of Greek and Logic will find most helpful. Brother Fox deals with some material in ways that incorporate both Logic and Greek in a most productive way and provides some information only found in better text books not usually read by beginner and intermediate students of the disciplines. Because such a large number of preachers have never had a formal study in logic and Greek they especially can use his studies to great advantage in learning and avoiding many errors common to beginners.
Any person who is willing to take the time to read carefully will find much valuable and useful material one can digest without a knowledge of Logic and Greek. It is a book nearly every Christian can use with extreme profit. This is a book deserving to be in every church library, every preacher's library, every elder's library, every Bible teacher's library, as well as in possession of every person wishing to learn more about the work of the Holy Spirit.
Many sections are worthy of special note but he saves some extra special material for Chapter Seventeen. Two things of wonderful note in this chapter are special discussions of the definite article, and the Middle Voice in Greek. This is an "Added Value" section and makes this book extra valuable.
Charles A. Pledge
June 27, 2005