Synopses & Reviews
Are the gifts of tongues, prophecy, and healing for today? No, say cessationists. Yes, say Pentecostal and Third Wave Christians. Maybe, say a large sector of open-but-cautious evangelicals. What's the answer? Is there an answer?Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? takes you to the heart of the charismatic controversy. It provides an impartial format for comparing the four main lines of thinking: cessationist, open but cautious, third wave, and Pentecostal/charismatic. The authors present their positions in an interactive setting that allows for critique, clarification, and defense.This thought-provoking book will help Christians on every side of the miraculous gifts debate to better understand their own position and the positions of others.Wayne Grudem has brought online the four major views on miraculous gifts today. Downloading them into your own understanding takes effort, but the worldwide network that you join is the fellowship of the Spirit The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
Did miraculous gifts cease after the first century? Are modern-day experiences of tongues, prophecy, and gifts of healing really from God? In an attempt to clarify the current debate for readers, leading representatives of the four major views present arguments for their beliefs and have a chance to respond to the others.
This thought-provoking book presents the four major views of miraculous gifts today and will help Christians on every side of the miraculous gifts debate to better understand their own position and the positions of others.
Table of Contents
Cessationist / Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. -- Open but cautious / R. L. Saucy -- Third wave / C. Samuel Storms -- Pentacostal/charismatic / Douglas A. Oss.