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A very simple answer is that humility before God opposes the sinful nature that we all have from Adam. God will resist that which appeases our sinful inclinations and be graceful towards even our feeblest opposition of it. The heart of Satan's temptation in the garden was "In the day you eat of it you will be like God, knowing good and evil." When ...


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Short answer Commensurate with their creatureliness and their need for salvation, the humble will ask and receive gratefully what they need from God. But the proud will not ask and will not receive. Moreover, the proud will oppose God and his laws, and in so doing they will inevitably oppress the humble. When opposition is combined with power and wealth, ...


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I'm not a strict cessationist. However, I do not reject the possibility that God can chose to withdraw the full range of his charismatic gifts at any time and place. It's just that there is no specific prediction that he will do so. However, if God would withdraw the charismatic gifts of the Spirit, I would propose the following as a comfort: God works ...


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I do not know if Friesen is necessarily a cessationist, but I do know he disagrees with the traditional view of trying to discern an inward impression, voice, or such from God, and that his view accords well with the 'wisdom view', which is what a cessationist would generally hold to... Summarized below. His book "Decision Making and the Will of God: A ...


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