Augustine Was Not A Cessationist

AugustineLex Loizides tells us more in a post whose title provocatively states: “From cessationism to joy — how a healing increased Augustine’s understanding of God’s grace.”

Now somebody somewhere is possibly going to try to explain to me how healing doesn’t have to be a gift of the Holy Spirit, and that not all cessationists deny the possibility of God healing today. It’s just possible that I might understand that distinction this time round, but I must confess, I struggled to grasp it last time. Does anyone want to try to enlighten me further?

To be fair to Lex, I also ought to point out that his blog is not entirely about the cessationist issue. I do encourage you to join him as he slowly works his way through Church history in bite-sized pithy chunks.

Martin Luther's contribution: so important that God himself foretold it
Modern Reformation: a contrary but friendly appeal on Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Jonathan Edwards on the need for Thanksgiving
How did the early church view baptism?
About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, and a writer. Since 1995 he has been a member of Jubilee Church London. Adrian serves as part of Jubilee's leadership team alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus. Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway.
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