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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mr. (Rev. Several Doctorates. Prof) F.Nigel Lee: Miracles and Pentecostals

Lee, Francis Nigel. Miracles and Pseudo-Miracles—What and When and Why? Accessed 30 Sept 2013.

A theological study about the nature of miracles and their cessation at inscripturation but the continuation of pseudo-miracles according to revealed religion from the fall of the first Adam till the second coming of the Second Adam

Introduction to miracles


 1. The Biblical words translated 'miracles' and 'wonders'
2. None of the above Biblical words always means 'miracle'
3. God alone is truly 'Wonderful'; yet wicked ones often do 'lying wonders'
4. God before and above His Moral Law, the creation laws, and natural law
5. Providence, Preservation, Unusual Events, Lying-Wonders, and Miracles
6. The objective and real character of true miracles and/or wonders
7. Holy Scripture itself provides no definition of miracles
8. Augustine's brilliant delineation and description of miracles
9. Augustine (continued): miracles rare; not unnatural; but against sin
10. Worsening understanding of miracles in the Middle Ages
11. The Protestant Reformation on miracles: Luther, Calvin & Westminster
12. Rev. Dr. John Owen on the important significance of miracles
13. Gisbertius Voetius: miracles were 'rare' and 'evident'
14. Charles Hodge: caution needed about miracles
15. A.A. Hodge: comprehensive definition of miracles
16. A.A. Hodge (continued): miracles are objective and redemptive
17. Godet: the purpose and progress of miracles
18. William Shedd on the role and goal of miracles
19. Dabney: miracles were rare; supernatural; and attested God's messages
20. Thornwell: miracles were supranatural; provable; revelational; ethical
21. B.B. Warfield: miracles were objective and supernatural
22. Abraham Kuyper Sr. on miracles past, present, and future
23. Kuyper Sr. (continued): miracles a disappearing redemptive phenomenon
24. Geesink: God Alone does miracles -- yet abnormally, when through creatures
25. Geesink (continued): miracles are unusual and against sin
26. Bavinck: miracles hyper-natural; revelatory; against sin; redemptive
27. Bavinck: miracles are christocentric; supranatural; hierarchical
28. Bavinck: miracles are not contra-natural but ordained and powerful
29. Bavinck's Magnalia Dei: miracles, as revelation, were economically rare
30. Valentine Hepp: miracles are objective, soteric, and consummative
31. Machen: what miracles were -- before they ceased
32. Honig: miracles are to be defined not Romish-ly but Protestant-ly
33. Berkhof: the nature, possibility and purpose of miracles
34. Murray: miracles are supernatural interventions in history of redemption
35. Berkouwer: miracles are not 'unnatural' but are divine deeds against sin
36. Buswell: the nature of and the rationale for miracles
37. Hoeksema: miracles are works of God's special grace
38. Potgieter's useful resumé of various definitions of miracles
39. Heyns: miracles irregular and not according to the law of nature
40. Boice: miracles certainly did occur but no longer seem to be doing so
41. Erickson: miracles are special supernatural works linked to revelation
42. Van Genderen and Velema: faith in miracles is not a revelatory miracle
43. Grudem's attempts to synthesize Neo-Pentecostalism with Protestantism
44. Morton H. Smith -- miracles supranatural and revelational and redemptive
45. Francis Nigel Lee on the definition and nature of true miracles
46. Summary of Biblical teaching and theological views about miracles


47. Did true 'miracles' or even 'wonders' ever occur before Mosaic times?
48. Moses' mighty miracles were unprecedented and unique
49. The remarkable miracles of Elijah and Elisha
50. The miraculous incarnation of Jesus Christ the Saviour
51. The miracles performed by Jesus were many and various
52. Jesus sometimes refused miraculously to help many needy people
53. The greatest of all miracles: Jesus Christ's resurrection
54. Miracles performed through Christ's Apostles and their associates
55. Biblical miracles tended to occur in clusters
56. Bavinck on the Biblical miracle-clusters
57. J.O. Buswell Jr. on the three great epochs of miracles
58. Morton H. Smith: the three great epochs of miracles
59. Old Testament says New Testament writings are God's finished revelation
60. New Testament teaches Biblical writings are God's finished revelation
61. Biblical predictions as to when miracles would cease
62. Daniel 9:24-27 -- Christ's advent & 70 A.D. sealing up vision & prophecy

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