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The review from Amazon.com reviewerAs a former member of the Charismatic movement, I belived that the doctrines of the charismatic movement were obviously Biblical and that the issue was black-and-white, and that there were few if any legitimateMoreThe review from Amazon.com reviewerAs a former member of the Charismatic movement, I belived that the doctrines of the charismatic movement were obviously Biblical and that the issue was black-and-white, and that there were few if any legitimate reasons to agree with cessationism or to question the basic tenents of the charismatic movement. If this describes you, think again! After reading this book, I will never again be able to think of the issue as black-and-white or Charismatic doctrines as obviously proven. In this book, Warfield:1. Examines church history and various examples of miracles, such as mind-cure miracles (like those of Christian Science), Roman Catholic miracles, etc., and shows that we are in no way obligated to believe them, and that the case for these miracles is weak at best. In one particular section of the book, Warfield takes several examples of Christian miracles and gives examples of similar miracles being performed through other movements/factors, such as mesmerism, placebo effect, suggestion, and non-Christian religions. Warfield also critiques several miracle movements. For example, his critique of the Christian Science movement was extremely interesting and informative- for example, Warfield shows how Christian Science is not really Christian at all, but is really a form of pantheism.2. Shows that many of the common proof-texts of the Charismatic movement do not really support their position.3. Shows that the Bible actually supports the cessation of the charisma.My one point against this book: I think that Warfields arguments on the third point are fairly strong, but could maybe a little stronger. He does an excellent job refuting his opponents views, but his arguments for his position related to the third position could be a little more in-depth. In all fairness though I am not sure that his primary purpose was simply to write an exegetical case for cessationism, and his arguments are strong in my opinion.I would definitly recommend this book to anyone who thinks that there is clear Scriptural or historical evidence for the charismatic movement, or who is dealing with the charismatic movement or has friends/family in the charismatic movement.Product descriptionIf you HATE the book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words, this book is for you.We dont use OCRd book technology (Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text) to make the kindle version but we bring to you by THE SCANNING OR PHOTOGRAPH PROCESS. So everything you see here is almost same as original version. It may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact.We hope you enjoy and are satisfied with our book. For more interesting books, please search for ‘AMA publication’.AMA PublicationImportant Notice!! Please read before you purchase.- This book was produced from scanning process so you CAN’T use some text feature such as Adjust Font Size, Search or Highlight.- Since this book does NOT support TEXT adjustment Function, we strongly do not recommend reading it with mobile phone, Android, BB or any small device.- This book does NOT support Text To Speech Function.