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Kenneth Cain Kinghorn: The New Testament Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Kenneth Cain Kinghorn: The New Testament Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Kenneth Cain Kinghorn, The New Testament Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Lexington: Emeth Press, 2005), 120 pages, ISBN 9780975543566. Kenneth C. Kinghorn, professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Asbury Seminary, herein offers a practical work for Christians. This book is not technical, nor necessarily academic in its orientation (though it is, of course, […]

Spiritual Gifts 101

Spiritual Gifts 101

A guest article by Tracy Close, introducing you to the gifts of the Holy Spirit spoken of in the Bible. Charismata is the plural form of the Greek word charis, meaning grace. Charismata are the visible effects of grace in word or deed, known more commonly to us as spiritual gifts. Much has been written […]

Ricky Roberts: Just When Did Spiritual Gifts Cease?

Ricky Roberts: Just When Did Spiritual Gifts Cease?

Ricky Roberts, Just When Did Spiritual Gifts Cease? (Florida: Creation House, 2003), 112 pages, ISBN 9781591852353. The basis of this short book is that the spiritual gifts have never ceased. Roberts divides his argument into scriptural and historical evidence. Roberts builds a case that the spiritual gifts were not intended to be temporary, (tied to […]

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries

  In this five part series, Richard M. Riss presents evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age. Part 1 (Fall 1998): From the Early Church to the 3rd Century Part 2 (Winter 1999): 3rd to the 5th Centuries Part 3 (Spring 1999): From the 5th to the 13th […]

Frank Macchia on the Gifts of God to the Church

Frank Macchia on the Gifts of God to the Church

Pentecostals and Reformed affirming the value of all of the New Testament Gifts Frank Macchia In the context of this hoopla over cessationism, it might be interesting to see how the issue of spiritual gifts was dealt with in the first round of international talks between the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Pentecostals […]

Kenneth Berding: What Are Spiritual Gifts?

Kenneth Berding: What Are Spiritual Gifts?

  Kenneth Berding, What Are Spiritual Gifts? Rethinking The Conventional View (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006), 368 pages, ISBN 9780825421242. After reading and re-reading this book (4 times now), I would like to thank Dr. Berding for putting together this in-depth single volume reference of the traditional spiritual gifts. There are 129 pages of appendices and […]

Proclaiming the Gospel with Miraculous Gifts in the Postbiblical Early Church

Proclaiming the Gospel with Miraculous Gifts in the Postbiblical Early Church

  Many stories in Christian history are filled with accounts of charismatic gifts, miracles, signs and wonders.   The emergence of the Pentecostal, the neoPentecostal or charismatic, and third wave movements in our century has raised a variety of vital questions that demand answers. Among these is the issue of whether the spiritual gifts enumerated […]

Max Turner: The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts in the New Testament Church and Today

Max Turner: The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts in the New Testament Church and Today

  Max Turner, The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts in the New Testament Church and Today, Revised Edition (Hendrickson Publishers/Baker Academic, 1998), 383 pages. The purpose of this work is to explore the significance of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament. The book consists of two parts. The first part examines […]

Answering the Cessationists’ Case against Continuing Spiritual Gifts, by Jon Ruthven

Answering the Cessationists’ Case against Continuing Spiritual Gifts, by Jon Ruthven

In the preceding article, we left our friend, George, the novice charismatic whose excited testimony ran into a wall of biblical-sounding arguments from his pastor, a cessationist.1 This article offered a kind of pocket guide of “pro” charismatic arguments which George (or you, gentle reader) can photocopy and send to your cessationist friends for comment. […]

Bible Answers about Continuing Spiritual Gifts for Your Non-Charismatic Friends

Bible Answers about Continuing Spiritual Gifts for Your Non-Charismatic Friends

  George could feel his face growing red and hot. He was embarrassed—utterly stymied and tongue-tied. His excited story about his recent filling with the Spirit and his healing was met with a long, Bible-based refutation by his pastor and friend. “George,” he concluded, “the Bible says these experiences of yours cannot be valid. True […]

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 5: The 18th and 19th Centuries

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 5: The 18th and 19th Centuries

  Richard M. Riss presents evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age.   The Moravians The gift of tongues is sometimes associated with the Moravian Brethren, a remnant of the Bohemian brethren (followers of John Huss) who became newly organized after finding refuge on the estate of Count […]

Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views

Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views

  Wayne Grudem, ed., Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1996), 368 pages, ISBN 9780310201557. Are the supernatural gifts for today? In this book, four different authors from four different viewpoints have sought to answer that question. Could it be better? The four views represented are Pentecostal/charismatic, Third Wave, […]

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 4: From the 13th to the 18th Centuries

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 4: From the 13th to the 18th Centuries

  Richard M. Riss presents evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age.   Clare of Montefalco Among several thirteenth-century figures we have discussed, St. Clare of Montefalco (d. 1308) has had a number of miracles attributed to her, as well as frequent ecstasies and supernatural gifts, which she […]

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 3: From the 5th to the 13th Centuries

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 3: From the 5th to the 13th Centuries

  Richard M. Riss presents evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age.   The North African Revival We have seen that Augustine had adopted the view that miracles had ceased with the close of the apostolic age. In the last two or three years of his life, however, […]

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