Re: Extraordinary gifts and offices.
- I see that Ginny beat me to it! :)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, seamrog1935
> I found an article on the RPNA website under Writings: "AReformation
> Discussion of Extraordinary Predictive Prophecy Subsequent to Thewith
> Closing of the Canon of Scripture" by a PRC Session. It starts
> a brief overview of the offices and gifts of prophet, evangelists,and
> apostles, etc. Yes, I too understood that the Reformeds were not
> strict cessationists when I read that helpful article.
> --- In email@example.com, "Martin"
> <paleopuritan@h...> wrote:
> > I am looking for resources on the matter of extraordinary gifts
> > offices. By this I mean the offices of Apostle, Evangelist andmanifestations
> > along with the various gifts which accompanied those offices (ie:
> > and tongues). From my perusal of various Reformed
> writings/commentaries it
> > doesn't seem like the Reformers were strict cessationalists.
> However, given
> > the existence of the Anabaptists with their mysticism that was
> prevalent in
> > their days it seems that they should have encountered similar
> errors as we
> > find amongst those who denominate themselves Pentecostals.
> > A few questions I'm looking for more information on are:
> > 1) Where can I find a detailed explanation of what these offices
> and gifts
> > consisted of?
> > 2) Did all of those extraordinary offices and gifts absolutely
> cease in the
> > early days of the church? By absolutely, I mean that if anyone
> should now
> > claim them, they are on that ground alone to be deemed false.
> > 3) If in fact there may still be found extraordinary
> of these
> > offices or gifts, what are the criteria for trying them?
> > Thanks,
> > Martin