Cessationism

Glen Clary and Camden Bucey speak about the ministry of the Holy Spirit and cessationism. We discuss how the pouring out of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost is a unique event of redemptive-history just as unrepeatable as the death and resurrection of Christ. As individuals are effectually called and united to Christ by faith, they are incorporated into the Spirit-baptized body of Christ.


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Michael Delahunt

3 weeks ago

Camden’s insight around the 33 minute mark describes John Piper well. Certainly he has said many things that support a Reformed view of the sufficiency of Scripture. However, Ask Pastor John interviews really capture what Camden has said. This sort of thinking is really gotten into Reformedish and Reformed churches.

Michael Delahunt

3 weeks ago

sorry, 34 minute mark.

Philip T Mohr

6 days ago

Thanks for the helpful summary of Gaffinian cessationism.

I wish that there could be more interaction with the work of Poythress (e..g, https://frame-poythress.org/modern-spiritual-gifts-as-analogous-to-apostolic-gifts-affirming-extraordinary-works-of-the-spirit-within-cessationist-theology/) and Duguid (see Iain M. Duguid, “What Kind of Prophecy Continues? Defining the Differences Between Continuationism and Cessationism,” in Redeeming the Life of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Vern Poythress, ed. John M. Frame, Wayne Grudem, and John J. Hughes [Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2017], 112–28).

Gaffin’s Perspectives on Pentecost is commendable and groundbreaking, but it is also somewhat of a sketch. Poythress and Duguid—while agreeing with Gaffin on all the fundamentals—develop the cessationist position with a more nuanced and, I think, a wider-angle look through the lenses of biblical theology and the history of Reformed theology.

Thoughts?

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