The cessation of the charismataPatristic and mediaeval marvelsRoman Catholic miraclesIrvingite giftsFaith-healingMind-cure. Counterfeit Miracles has 66 ratings and 6 reviews. Dominic said: This is actually a series of lectures given by B.B. Warfield, a key figure in conservati. Includes chapters on the cessation of the charismata, Edward Irving, faith healing , and Roman Catholic miracles. pp.
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Counterfeit Miracles: Benjamin B. Warfield: : Books
A very thorough argument for the cessationist position. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. May 30, Douglas Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 25, Dominic Foo rated it really liked it. 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.
Of course, I should have already have known this when Calvin in his introduction to his Institutes, refuted his Catholic’s opponent’s claim to orthodoxy by citing the many miracles which has occurred among them by pointing that his doctrine too was confirmed by many miracles and signs and wonders, the miracles and signs and wonders of the Apostles, which Calvin of course does claim to teach faithfully.
Although I disagree with the premise of the book entirely, he makes a great argument for cessationism in the modern church. 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.
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Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
Banji Adenusi rated it really liked it Oct 10, The Banner of Truth Trust,pgs. About Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Douglas Adu-Boahen rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Open Preview See a Problem? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. One of his most interesting observations is the fact that in only very few cases does a saint actually claim to perform miracles or that reports and witnesses of miracles occurred while a saint was still living.
I am still a Reformed continuationist but this work by Warfield is a MUST for critical discernment of charismatic error. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. James Tessin rated it it was amazing May 05, To ask other readers questions about Counterfeit Miraclesplease sign up. 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.
I always learn something from Warfield. Once the apostolic message was written the the miracles ceased. Write a customer review. Warfield, a key figure in conservative American Presbyterianism.
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The argument is not directly scriptural in the sense that there is no verse stating with the passing of the last person on whom the apostles laid hands the miraculous gifts will cease, but it is biblical if Warfield has correctly identified the purpose of charismata—to directly validate the apostolic message to the first generation of Miracpes. Having grown up with a charismatic background, I enjoyed the depth of detail in this book.
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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. The last section on the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy of the Christian Science movement was especially interesting to me, though it was all informative.
Warfield was thorough about the more frequent counterfdit miracles up to the time he wrote this. Acts The Counterfwit Bible Commentary.
Clunterfeit About Counterfeit Miracles. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Every time I read him I am impressed with his scholarship, his grasp of the field he is currently looking at, and the clarity with which he presents himself. No proposition clearly perceived to be false, however, can possibly be validated to us by any miracle whatever; and the perception of the proposition as clearly false relieves us at once from the duty of examining into the miraculous character of its alleged support and invalidates any claim which that support can put in to miraculous character—prior to all investigation.
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See all 20 reviews. He also makes the important point from Deut David Johnston rated it it was amazing Aug 04, I have the highest admiration for Warfield. Don’t have a Kindle?
Having said that, I didn’t agree with everything he wrote in this thesis, but if you have the time it is a worthwhile read. Cory Spackman rated it liked it Aug 27, He sets out by first refuting a popular theory at that time that miracles continued after the death of the apostles until the 4th century when it ceased because the Christian faith was not in need of any miracles, the wheels of the missionary work apparently taken over by imperial endorsement.
Eugen Olsen rated it really liked it Dec 18, Apr 10, Hamish Osborne rated it really liked it. Very dense and hard to scratch the surface if youre not willing to sit at the feet of Warfield and dig deep and think hard about what he is saying.
Occasional miracles would not validate the unscriptural claims to charismata in the modern church, but would allow for mirac,es events to be miraculous rather than merely providential.