Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Extraordinary gifts and offices.
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>From: seamrog1935>Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org>To: email@example.com>Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Extraordinary gifts and offices.>Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 00:33:26 -0000>>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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "Martin"> 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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