The cessation of the charismataPatristic and mediaeval marvelsRoman Catholic miraclesIrvingite giftsFaith-healingMind-cure. Counterfeit Miracles shows the danger of false claims to the possession of miraculous gifts- claims which have repeatedly been made both by the Church of . Includes chapters on the cessation of the charismata, Edward Irving, faith healing , and Roman Catholic miracles. pp.
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Frank Gantz rated it it was amazing Jul 13, About Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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I counterfiet still a Reformed continuationist but this work by Warfield is a MUST for critical discernment of charismatic error. Having grown up with a charismatic background, I enjoyed the depth of detail in this book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Warfield is a fascinating writer.
Overall, although the language is a bit ponderous and careful, but a readable work and not dull at all, especially when in the course of prodding through these difficult matters, one would be occasionally treated to some snide humour and wit.
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Thus, only the apostles could grant the power to perform miracles upon their disciples as a sign and confirmation of the divine revelation to which they have been entrusted and to their apostleship. However, Warfield notes that there are some very interesting and disturbing parallels between the miracles reported by the patristic fathers like St Augustine and some of the pagan miracle tales which has already existed before, which doubtlessly points to a convenient co-opting of pagan miracle stories by Christians as the Christian faith became much more widespread which was somewhat uncritically recorded down by St Augustine.
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However, once the apostles died, divine revelation ceased with them and so did the need to perform signs and wonders to confirm their apostolic office and divine revelation.
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Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in that formed Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Finally he moves on to faith-healings and mind-cures of the Counterfeiy scientists. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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Set up a giveaway. He begins, well, at the beginning, with the New Testament and the apostolic age.
But the theological reason Warfield gives for the cessation of miracles was that miracles was a sign to confirm the Apostle’s authority and their revelation. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
But even then Warfield notes that Augustine’s opinion on miracles went through a slow development, from a hesitant report in the early part of his theological career to a much more certain endorsement later on. It is quite an interesting read with an attention historical detail and first-person accounts and academic referencing to various experts, theological, historical and medical, which is truly impressive. He moves on to discuss the many miracles in Catholicism, stigmata, Virgin’s milk, relics, etc, paying careful attention to the details of their reports, the witnesses, etc, peppering his examination with dry humour and sly comments.
He also discusses the miraculous events surrounding a group of 19th century charismatics, the Irvingist, complete with prophesies, speaking in tongues, healings, etc, but which movement has more or less died when the prophesies have failed to come to pass.
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