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Some thoughts on charismata

From the Facebook Group Reformed Charismatics.  On rejecting cessationism: ***the bible never calls the gifts “sign gifts”. Rather, it calls them “charismata”, or quite literally “grace gifts”. This alone shatters the cessationist position that the gifts were only meant to … Continue reading

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Steve Hays on Cessationism

I haven’t always agreed with Steve Hays on various topics, but I was impressed by this.  Honestly, I don’t know if he is continuationist or cessationist.  But this is a great example of how to think clearly through an issue.

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False Assumptions in Cessationism, part 1

I haven’t done a real blog post in a while, mainly book reviews.  And this post is from a book, but to include it in a formal review will make it unwieldy.  Note, in saying these are false assumptions in … Continue reading

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Can cessationist pray Eph. 1:17?

Paul writes, “That God would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.” What does “revelation” mean?  The bible lists several types: Natural revelation (creation, logic, science, etc). Special revelation (God’s speaking, theophanic appearances, etc). … Continue reading

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Strange Fire (Review)

Macarthur, John. Strange Fire. Not surprisingly, there wasn’t a chapter on basic logic in this book. For the review Chapter 1 is simply a string of recycled sermon notes on how silly and evil various brands of charismania are. Okay, but … Continue reading

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Poythress on Spiritual Gifts

After taking Orthodox Bridge to task, I thought perhaps it is good to let one’s charismatic beliefs be critiqued from someone who is sympathetic and doesn’t have an axe to grind. I have in mind Vern Poythress’s article from JETS. Poythress … Continue reading

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Review of Strange Fire

Not surprisingly, there wasn’t a chapter on basic logic in this book. For the review Chapter 1 is simply a string of recycled sermon notes on how silly and evil various brands of charismania are. Okay, but anyone can play … Continue reading

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