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Yes, there is no doubt that Irenaeus was speaking of some raising the dead in his own time. The following extract contains the words by Irenaeus that appear to be cited by Eusebius and criticised by Gibbon. Irenaeus is comparing the powerlessness of his opponents to perform miracles with what the Christian brotherhood is capable of performing. After ...


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As @Justin replied, the Gospels as well as the Acts of the Apostles do recount what the Lord said after He rose from the dead - at least from the time that the myrrh-bearing women discovered Him. The passages are: Matthew 28:9-20 Luke 24:17-46 John 20:15-29; 21:4-22 Acts 1:4-8 Most Bible versions also include Mark 16:14-17, which is the majority of ...


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Other than the fact that Jesus rose from the grave; thereby demonstrating that he had the power over death. All else is superficial to the Christian faith. There was and is no need for elaboration on what he claimed before death. That single fact if true is validation of all that he afore prophesied. As far as those things needed to perpetuate Christianity ...


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Christians from both sides of the continuation of spiritual gifts debate understand Irenaeus's quote here more charitably than Gibbon, and do not see it as evidence that people were being raised from the dead in the late 2nd century. I'll refer to the writings of cessationist B. B. Warfield and charismatic Ronald A. N. Kydd. Warfield addresses Gibbon ...



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