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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Warfield’s classic book primarily provides an overview through history historical evidence of what he sees as various periods of the non-operation, and thus cessation, of certain spiritual gifts.

Drew Cunningham rated it really liked it Dec 21, Andre rated it it was amazing May 03, A series of lectures on counterfeit miracles given in to 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. Please try again later. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. See all 20 reviews. The examples he used, he is right, are not miracles. Oct 25, Dominic Foo rated it really liked it.

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The Inspiration and Authority of Bible. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This book is no different. 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. 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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On the Cessation of the Charismata: Paperbackpages. Warfield was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from to 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. Chris Sicks rated it it was amazing Mar 31, 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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Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin B. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Buy the selected items together This item: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Frank Gantz rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Occasional miracles would not validate the unscriptural claims to charismata in the modern church, but would allow for some events to be miraculous rather than merely providential.

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Tom rated it really liked it Jun 23, This book is good for those who are rather sceptical about the miracles that have been propounded in history. Jeremy rated it liked it Dec 27, But I guess the most important thing which this book has taught me is the true rational behind the cessation of miracles and sign and wonders, that miracles intricately and indissolubly tied to divine revelation and apostolic authority as their proper signs, and that naturally once the apostles died and divine revelation has ceased, so would the miracles which were the signs and confirmation of their message.


I am still a Reformed continuationist but this work by Warfield is a MUST for critical discernment of charismatic error. Ray Cannata rated it really liked it Apr 05, 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 have the highest admiration for Warfield.

This is actually a series of lectures given by B. Start reading Counterfeit miracles on your Kindle in under a minute. The reports and witnesses to miracles only started to balloon during the time of St Augustine onwards warfjeld positively exploded during the medieval age.

But I feel uneasy about using that as support for the cessation of the gifts and miracles in our day and age.

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