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.

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Martin Luther's contribution: so important that God himself foretold it
Modern Reformation: a contrary but friendly appeal on Gifts of the Holy Spirit
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Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, and a writer. Since 1995 he has been a member of Jubilee Church London which has sites in Enfield, Wood Green and Ilford. 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. Read more about Adrian Warnock or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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