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Re: Extraordinary gifts and offices.

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  • seamrog1935
    I see that Ginny beat me to it! :) ... Reformation ... with ... and ... manifestations
    Message 1 of 5 , May 11, 2003
      I see that Ginny beat me to it! :)

      --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, seamrog1935
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > I found an article on the RPNA website under Writings: "A
      Reformation
      > Discussion of Extraordinary Predictive Prophecy Subsequent to The
      > Closing of the Canon of Scripture" by a PRC Session. It starts
      with
      > a brief overview of the offices and gifts of prophet, evangelists,
      > apostles, etc. Yes, I too understood that the Reformeds were not
      > strict cessationists when I read that helpful article.
      >
      > Whit
      > --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, "Martin"
      > <paleopuritan@h...> wrote:
      > > I am looking for resources on the matter of extraordinary gifts
      and
      > > offices. By this I mean the offices of Apostle, Evangelist and
      > Prophet
      > > along with the various gifts which accompanied those offices (ie:
      > prophecy
      > > 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
      manifestations
      > of these
      > > offices or gifts, what are the criteria for trying them?
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > >
      > > Martin
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