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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Paperback miraclex, pages. 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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Having grown up with a charismatic background, I enjoyed the depth of detail in this counerfeit.

The examples he used, he is right, are not miracles. Feb 18, Victor Chininin rated it it was ok. A good critique of Roman Catholic miracles, faith healing, mind curing, and other modern “miracles.

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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.

Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. 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.


Warfield refutes this theory by noting that factually this is most certainly false as an examination of the apostolic fathers revealed that miracles far from increasing actually completely ceased with the apostles. CJay Engel rated it it was amazing Jul 09, I purchased the Kindle version for. 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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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 cunterfeit still living. Want to Read saving…. Warfield is a fascinating writer.

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The reports and witnesses to miracles only started to balloon during the time of St Augustine onwards and positively exploded during the medieval age. Warfield also notes that this age of the massive proliferation of miracles has its origin not in the Christian faith but simply in democratisation of the faith fusing into the pagan world because of the fact that the heretics, like the donatist, soon claimed to be able to perform miracles too in aid of their theological cause, which miracles St Augustine refuses to accept as authentic.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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 miracle any miracles, the wheels of the warrfield work apparently taken over by imperial endorsement.


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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A rich and key document that has been giving charismatics faith crises for a hundred years. None of the apostolic fathers claimed to have performed any miracles and their record or witness of miracles were extremely scarce, most of them gesturing towards the miracles performed during the apostle’s time and none contemporary to themselves.

He sets out by first refuting a po This is actually a series of lectures given by B. Aug 09, Logan rated it it was amazing.

Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield

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I am still a Reformed continuationist but this work by Warfield is a MUST for critical discernment of charismatic error. East Dane Counterceit Men’s Fashion. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Inspiration and Authority of Bible.