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Gene Green: As For Prophecies, They Will Come to and End

Green has constructed an argument that first century concerns about the validity of oracles and divination in general do have bearing upon the debate about the cessation of the charismata. “While upholding the widely accepted value of prophetic inspiration, the source of prophetic speech was clarified, and measures were taken to assure that charlatans would be deal with. The church was not to hide from its prophetic heritage, even though such prophetic speech could be the cause of persecution” (pp. 121-122).

Let us then follow the mandate to “Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy” 1 Cor. 14:1.

Reviewed by Raul L. Mock

 

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Category: Biblical Studies, Pneuma Review, Summer 2002

About the Author: Raul L. Mock is one of the founders and directors of the Pneuma Foundation and editor of The Pneuma Review. Raul has been part of an Evangelical publishing ministry since 1996, working with Information Services and Supply Chain Management for more than two decades. He and his wife, Erin, have a daughter and twin boys and live in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. LinkedIn

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