The cessation of the charismataPatristic and mediaeval marvelsRoman Catholic miraclesIrvingite giftsFaith-healingMind-cure. Counterfeit Miracles has 66 ratings and 6 reviews. Dominic said: This is actually a series of lectures given by B.B. Warfield, a key figure in conservati. The Banner of Truth Trust, , pgs. Summary: A series of lectures on counterfeit miracles given in to The book is divided up.

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Very dense and hard to scratch the surface if youre not willing to sit at the feet of Warfield and dig deep and think hard about what he b.b.wafield saying.

To ask other readers questions about Counterfeit Miraclesplease sign up. Occasional coknterfeit would not validate the unscriptural claims to charismata in the modern church, but would allow for some events to be miraculous rather than merely providential.

A good critique of Roman Catholic miracles, faith healing, mind curing, and other modern “miracles.

B. B. Warfield, Counterfeit Miracles

The Banner of Truth Trust,pgs. Take your time to enjoy this one. He provides quite a detailed account of the movement along with a thorough critique, containing lots of original quotes and extensive citation of eye-witness statements, etc. The argument is not directly scriptural in the sense that there is no verse stating with the passing of the last person on whom the apostles laid hands the miraculous gifts will cease, but it is biblical if Warfield has correctly identified the purpose of charismata—to directly validate the apostolic message to the first generation of Christians.

Cory Spackman rated it liked it Aug 27, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But I guess the most important thing which this book has taught me is the true rational behind the cessation of miracles and sign and wonders, that miracles intricately and indissolubly tied to divine revelation and apostolic authority as counterfet proper signs, and that naturally once the apostles died and divine revelation has ceased, so would the miracles which ocunterfeit the signs and confirmation of their message.

None of the apostolic fathers claimed to have performed any miracles and their record or witness of miracles were extremely scarce, most of them gesturing towards the miracles performed during the apostle’s time and none contemporary to themselves.


Of course, I should have already have known this when Calvin in his introduction to his Institutes, refuted his Catholic’s opponent’s claim to orthodoxy by citing the many miracles which has occurred among them by pointing that his doctrine too was confirmed by many miracles and signs and wonders, the miracles and signs and wonders of the Apostles, which Calvin of course does claim to teach faithfully.

He moves on to discuss the many miracles in Catholicism, stigmata, Virgin’s miraclrs, relics, etc, paying careful attention to the details of their reports, the witnesses, etc, peppering his examination with dry humour and sly comments.

I can’t imagine writing with authority on as many subjects as he did, and here he particularly applies himself to the historical understanding of miracles and the many imitations and claims to miracles that have been made over the years, both within the church and withou I have the highest admiration for Warfield. Ray Cannata rated it really liked it Apr 05, Michael Pagan rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Eugen Olsen rated it really liked it Dec 18, CJay Engel rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Warfield refutes this theory by noting that factually this is most certainly false as an examination of the apostolic fathers revealed that miracles far from increasing actually completely ceased with b.b.warfisld apostles.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Brandon rated it really liked it Mar 30, Trivia About Counterfeit Miracles. Andre rated it it was amazing May 03, Joe rated it it was amazing Feb 09, The last section on the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy of the Christian Science movement was especially interesting to me, though it was all informative.

And then reviews the claimed miracles of his day, including some cults and quacks. Jeremy rated it liked it Dec 27, It is at least very commonly supposed that we are bound to examine carefully into the pretensions of any alleged miracle produced in support of any propositions whatever, however intrinsically absurd; and, if these alleged miracles couhterfeit be at once decisively invalidated, we are bound to accept as true the proposition in support of which they are alleged.


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Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield usually known as B. But I feel uneasy about using that as support for the cessation of the gifts and miracles in our day and age. Warfield is a fascinating writer.

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I always learn something from Warfield. The examples he used, he is right, are not miracles. It is quite an interesting read with an attention historical detail and first-person accounts and academic referencing to various experts, theological, historical and medical, which is truly impressive. I countereit my time with this book, as I found myself rereading muracles points in this collection of lectures.

This is actually a series of lectures given by B. Thus, only the apostles could grant the power to perform miracles upon their disciples as a sign and confirmation of the divine revelation to which they have been entrusted and to their apostleship. Warfield, a key figure in conservative American Presbyterianism.

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Every time I read him I am impressed with his scholarship, his grasp of miraclles field he is currently looking at, and the clarity with which he presents himself. Thanks for telling us about the problem. One of his most interesting observations is the fact that in only very few cases does a saint actually claim to perform miracles or that reports and witnesses of miracles occurred while a saint was still living.

A series of lectures on counterfeit miracles given in to Paperbackpages. This is why after the apostolic age, performance of miracles virtually disappeared and reports of them dramatically dropped, that is, until the later patristic age. He also makes the important point from Deut