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By Wayne Grudem
I've got learn the booklet and feature mentioned a part of it with one of many authors (Oss). i discovered the publication to be good prepared for it is debate and dialogue process. i discovered that each one 4 authors successfully represented their respective camps adequately. i might say besides the fact that that the cessationst argument now and then seemed to holiday off from time to time making no definite conclusions. mostly, the classical pentecostal place was once extra supported, i think, by means of Scripture than most of the people be ready for. The authors verified for these of their respective camps that we will be able to have a kin confrontation approximately theology with no being disagreable. i like to recommend the ebook to a person who desires to locate solutions (as I did), and to an individual who desires to comprehend why their brothers in Christ may well disagree with them on a heated theological factor.
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37-38). But Luke nowhere says this. He never suggests that what the Holy Spirit did in that "history" (Acts) is not to be expected in subsequent "histories" (postapostolic). " Whereas everyone concedes that there are unique and therefore unrepeatable elements in the book of Acts, Luke nowhere argues that the charismatic work of A Third Wave Response I 75 the Spirit is among them. I am unaware of anything in Acts that either implies or asserts that the way God related to and was active among his people in that particular "history" is finished.
Misleadi~~. Whereas it is true that the day of Pentecost, on which the Spirit was poured out in an unprecedented way, was once for all, this in no way implies, far less requires, that Christians in subsequent ages do not experience the Spirit and his power as did the 120 who had gathered in the upper room (I have in mind the gift of tongues, prophecy, and the experience of dreams and visions in Acts 2:5-21, not the noise from heaven or the "tongues of fire" in vv. 2-3). " Pentecost is not simply the final stage in Christ's redemptive work; it is also the first stage of the Spirit's empowering work in the church.
38). But why cannot the miraculous events and charismata continue without thinking that this means a "repetition" of Pentecost? Again, the once-for-allness of Pentecost as a redemptive historical event does not require, or even suggest, the restriction of miraculous charismata to that period. What Gaffin persists in "concluding" by theological inference the Bible itself nowhere asserts. Gaffin concludes that "it would certainly be wrong to argue ... 38-39). I find this confusing in view of his affirmation, cited above, that the miraculous events in Acts subsequent to Pentecost are not intended by Luke to tell us what the rest of church history is to be like.
Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? by Wayne Grudem