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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Thus, it is not the miracles which is the evidence of orthodoxy but orthodoxy which is the evidence of the miracles.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Cory Spackman rated it liked it Aug 27, 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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Although I disagree with the premise of the book entirely, he makes a great argument for cessationism in the modern church. 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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This book is no different. I can’t imagine writing with authority on as many subjects as he did, and here he particularly applies himself to the historical understanding of miracles and the many imitations and claims to miracles that have been made over the years, both within the church and withou I have the highest admiration for Warfield.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Having grown up with a charismatic background, I enjoyed the depth of detail in this book. Finally he moves on to faith-healings and mind-cures of the Christian scientists.

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It is at least very commonly supposed that we are bound to examine carefully into the pretensions of any alleged miracle produced in support of any propositions whatever, however intrinsically absurd; and, if these alleged miracles cannot be at once decisively invalidated, we are bound to accept as true the proposition in support of which they are alleged.

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Warfield also notes that this age of the massive proliferation counteefeit 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 counterfeih, which miracles St Augustine refuses to accept as authentic.


This is actually a series of lectures given by B. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin B. Jacob Henri Dufresne rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Read reviews that mention spiritual gifts cessation of the charismata new testament historical evidence polemic on post-biblical must read protestant polemic counterfeot protestant counterfeit miracles post-biblical miracles book is warfield god church cessationism miraculous apostles argument miracle scripture today.

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. 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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