This is the second volume of an examination of the person and work of the Holy Spirit, particularly in the redemptive plan of God for His people. This volume deals with the central theme of Paul’s theology, especially his theology on how the Spirit establishes a covenant of adoption between believers and God.

It is a theme that seems to flow naturally out of Paul’s references to God as Father and believers as sons and daughters. Therefore, according to Paul, the believer through spiritual adoption has passed from death to life, from darkness to light, and in this new relationship, believers obedience to God secures the benefits of adoption.