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Pastor, theologian, Swede, eternal student, science and technology nerd, basketball fanatic, righteous sinner.

Feeling most at home among "empowered evangelicals", but tries to learn the truth together with all of God's people.


Nov
26
comment What was the definition of the spiritual gift of the word of Knowledge in early pentecostalism?
Janet, I have asked a couple of questions trying to trace how the view on this specific gift has evolved within the pentecostal-charismatic stream of Christianity. This is one of them. And I am asking specifically abut the views that were held by the first generation pentecostals. That was a specific question looking for a specific answer. While I appreciate your willingness to share, yes your present day views are not relevant to the question asked. Sorry if that seems harsh, but it's the format of this site.
Aug
15
comment How did Thomas Aquinas view grace as opposed to the church fathers?
My teacher at the seminary who started this inquiry did not mention anyone specific. His statement was rather sweeping, but if I had the time to investigate I would probably narrow myself to Justin, Irenaios, Tertullian and Origenes. However, by the very way my teacher talked about this, he assumed it could be considered common knowledge. I guess that's not the case.
Aug
13
comment How did Thomas Aquinas view grace as opposed to the church fathers?
Questioner says @Anonymous: If there is significant variation among the early Church Fathers of course that must influence the answer.
Jul
1
comment What was the first Spiritual Gifts Inventory book published or who was the first to use the method?
I have read everything I could lay my hand on by Howard Carter, Donald Gee and Thomas ab Aquino on the topic of Spiritual Gifts. They do not share the methodology of the SGI-type of material. Please note the word "questionnaire" in the question. (There are in fact many differences between the SGI material and the pentecostal tradition.)
Jun
30
comment How was the gift of the word of knowledge defined by the pioneers of the pentecostal healing revival
I have now read through every relevant passage in the Magazine 'The Voice of Healing', the leading publication of the healing revival, plus some relevant books. I think the opinion of Grant is mainstream in the movement, and will set my answer as the accepted one.
Jun
30
comment What was the first Spiritual Gifts Inventory book published or who was the first to use the method?
One thing is sure, there is no questionnaire in the Bible... However, I have fund the answer myself by now and will answer this question.
Jun
26
comment Why does the Old Testament never mention unclean spirits and demon-posessed people?
Dropped paragraph altogether. It was secondary to my argument in any case. Lesson learned: Read more carefully before posting. I just did a quick look up end got "untranslatable part of the accusative case" for mê-'et, but a more careful look says me that it only was about 'et, not the whole. The grammar discussion probably belong better on the hermeneutics site, though.
Jun
26
comment Why does the Old Testament never mention unclean spirits and demon-posessed people?
Indeed, I misread the Hebrew. There was a mê'im, but it referred to the Spirit of God departing from Saul
Apr
8
comment How did Thomas Aquinas view grace as opposed to the church fathers?
To @H3br3wHamm3r81 You misunderstand the question. It is not about something man can achieve, but about how grace works in our lives, what kind of gift it is.
Apr
8
comment How did Thomas Aquinas view grace as opposed to the church fathers?
Thank you @Pavel. I look forward to it.
Apr
5
comment In the book of John, is the Holy Spirit not in Jesus until the dove descends on Him?
How about some exegetics to support this view?
Mar
31
comment What was the definition of the spiritual gift of the word of Knowledge in early pentecostalism?
I beg to disagree. Gee clearly states that he does not agree with the view expressed by Carter et al. Similarly, Carter takes issue with the view that the word of knowledge is referring to teaching. The book by Wigglesworth is a collection from sermons that he gave. So yes, he did not write a book, but the teaching in the book is from him.
Feb
28
comment How was the gift of the word of knowledge defined by the pioneers of the pentecostal healing revival
OK. I am still investigating the issue and will perhaps provide a more thorough answer in time.
Feb
10
comment What was the definition of the spiritual gift of the word of Knowledge in early pentecostalism?
@warren I have edited the questions and added comments to make clear that this is not the same question as the one currently flagged as if it had the answer.
Feb
10
comment How was the gift of the word of knowledge defined by the pioneers of the pentecostal healing revival
Just to make clear. The other question is about the first generation of pentecostal pioneers (1900-1940), this question is about the healing revivalists of the 50's. Thus the questions are not identical.
Feb
10
comment What was the definition of the spiritual gift of the word of Knowledge in early pentecostalism?
The healing revival is credited with making pentecostalism known to a larger audience, less sectarian and to have influenced the charismatic movement in the mainline protestant churches and the catholic church. It is also credited with changing the focus of classic pentecostalism from tongues to healing. Like it or not, but it was no "fringe". (Sources, as always, Hollenweger, Anderson + Amos Yong and a few other leading pentecostal theologians.)
Feb
10
comment What was the definition of the spiritual gift of the word of Knowledge in early pentecostalism?
@mike: (Off topic) In fact, the pentecostal movement started at lots of places, although Asuza was the most important one. It started in Armenia in the late 19th century, in India independently of Asuza street and Topeka, but in between those. Allan Anderson and Walter Hollenweger have written about this.
Feb
10
comment What was the definition of the spiritual gift of the word of Knowledge in early pentecostalism?
Pioneer of the pentecostal movement = First generation (1900-1940). Pioneer of the healing revival = later generation. I am trying to see if indeed the view about some spiritual gifts changed, and my thesis is that indeed it did and that changed occurred during the healing revival.
Feb
8
comment How was the gift of the word of knowledge defined by the pioneers of the pentecostal healing revival
Please do. I might add that what I am currently doing is inquiring about the theology side of the gifts. Thus I need texts or other sources when the gift is explained, rather than demonstrated. (unless that demonstration is combined with an explanation.)
Feb
8
comment How was the gift of the word of knowledge defined by the pioneers of the pentecostal healing revival
By the way, that is not the W V Grant who has been involved in financial scandals and been exposed by James Randi, but his father.