Signs of the Apostles

Observations on Pentecostalism Old and New

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Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 7.1 × 4.75 × 0.4 in
binding

Paperback

Format

Book

isbn

9781848714212

Original Pub Date

1973

Banner Pub Date

Mar 1, 1973

topic

The Holy Spirit

page-count

144

scripture

New Testament

Book Description

How should the Christian assess the contemporary claims about spiritual gifts? In Signs of the Apostles Walter Chantry describes the worldwide spread of the charismatic movement and discusses its significance. He believes God is still working in the world today. But it is his conviction that miraculous powers are no longer placed in the hands of individual men and women. Every recorded instance of the reception of miraculous power in the New Testament Church occurred through the ministry of an Apostle. Now that the canon of Scripture is complete, the pursuit of all the spiritual gifts of the apostolic age can only proceed upon the basis of a failure to recognize the sufficiency and finality of the Bible. This short work is written with clarity and vigour. It carefully distinguished some kinds of charismatically-inclined Christians from others. It poses questions with which every Church member is faced. Chantry’s answers tally with those of the greatest leaders of the Church during the Christian centuries. From Psalm 85 he outlines the true character of revival, and closes the book with material drawn from the Great Awakening of the 18th century.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

  Foreword to the Second Edition vii
1. REPORTS OF SIGNS AND WONDERS 1
 2. STATING THE QUESTION PRECISELY 6
 3. MIRACLE-WORKERS SENT FROM GOD 10
  Old Testament Miracles 10
  Messianic Miracles 14
  Apostolic Miracles 17
 4. IS SCRIPTURE COMPLETE? 22
  A Pertinent Question 22
  An Evident Answer 29
 5. GIFTS IN THE EARLY CHURCH 58
  A Warning 41
  General Principles about Gifts 44
  Gifts No Sign of Grace 45
  Love in Exercising Gifts 48
  Gifts must Depart from the Church 49
  Supervision of Temporary Gifts 54
  One Purpose for Tongues 57
 6. WHY CHRISTIANS SEEK ‘THE GIFTS’ 61
  Today’s Appeal 61
  Corinthian Appeal 68
  Biblical Response 71
 7. BAPTISM WITH THE SPIRIT 82
 8. WHEN THE SPIRIT COMES 96
  The Spirit of Holiness 97
  The Spirit of Truth 105
 9. PERPLEXING EXPERIENCE 116
 10. A POSITIVE WORD 120
 11. THE HOLY SPIRIT AND REVIVALS 128
  Appendix 140
  Select Bibliography 147

 

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