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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Frank Gantz rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Michael Pagan rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Jacob Henri Dufresne rated it it was amazing Sep 30, This is actually a series of lectures given jiracles B. The reports and witnesses to miracles only started to balloon during the time of St Augustine onwards and positively exploded during the medieval age.

Counterfeit miracles

A good critique of Roman Catholic miracles, faith healing, mind curing, and other modern “miracles. A helpful overview of the historical data. But even then Warfield notes that Augustine’s opinion on miracles went through a slow couunterfeit, from a hesitant report in the early part of his theological career to a much more certain endorsement later on. Refresh and try again.

A series of lectures on counterfeit miracles given in to He provides quite midacles detailed account of the movement along with a thorough critique, containing lots of original quotes and extensive citation of eye-witness statements, etc.

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield usually known as B. He begins, well, at the beginning, with the New Testament and the apostolic age.

B. B. Warfield, Counterfeit Miracles

Feb 23, Jordan Hill rated it really liked it. Warfield then delves into history to show that this position is supported by the data. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.


It is a highly informative and thorough study and examination of the phenomenon of miracles from b.b.wrafield time of Christ to his immediate present age whereby he refutes that miracles continues to occur today but has effectively ceased with the closure of the Apostolic age.

Trivia About Counterfeit Miracles. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Thus, it is not the miracles which is the evidence of orthodoxy but orthodoxy which is the evidence of the miracles.

He also discusses the miraculous events surrounding a group of 19th century charismatics, the Irvingist, complete with prophesies, speaking in tongues, healings, etc, but which movement has more or less died when the prophesies have failed to come to pass.

But I feel uneasy about using that as support for the cessation of the gifts and miracles in our day and age. Counterfeit Miracles by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.

Drew Cunningham rated it really liked it Dec 21, The examples he used, he is right, are not miracles. 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 their proper signs, and that naturally once the apostles died and divine revelation has ceased, so would the miracles which were the signs and confirmation of their message.


Paperbackpages. 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 cannot be at once decisively invalidated, we are bound to accept as true the proposition in support of which they are alleged.

Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in that formed Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. And then reviews the claimed miracles of his day, including some cults and quacks.

Counterfeit Miracles

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you mjracles to read. Andre rated it it was amazing May 03, May 30, Douglas Wilson rated mirales liked it Shelves: Once the apostolic message was written the the miracles ceased. Tom rated it really liked it Jun 23, 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 the apostles.

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