I really like Saffron Planet and their way of fellowship. Although I don’t agree with everything they say, they are contending for the faith in a biblical way. In the audio that I am going to listen to deals with the ‘Blab it and Grab it’ crowd. They have Justin Peters with them. I would like to point out that Justin Peters is a Cessationist according to someone who commented on this audio. I don’t know much about him, so if you know more please comment and let me know what you know. 🙂
If the term cessationism is new to you see the following links:
Clearly the debate over continuation vs. cessationism continues to this day and because of hyper-charismania the pendulum appears to have swung to the reformed position of cessationism. This is not surprising. Researching such things as hyper-charismania brings up a wealth of the reformed position.
The important thing to remember is that this is not a salvation issue and i would class this as a secondary issue. But with the hyper crowd exercising spiritual gifts the most important thing to ask yourself is this… are they biblical? There is such a thing as biblical charismatic gifts and unbiblical ones and we must discern between the two. Obviously the first place you go to in NOT experience but to the Word of God.
1 Corinthians 14…Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Anyway, I am going to attempt to listen to this audio and hopefully learn and glean what I can from it. I say ‘attempt’ because my one year old Grandson has diverted my attention from this post every few minutes or so. He is at that grabbing stage. Sticky little chubby hands reach out for my laptop despite the fact that I bought him his own baby laptop! Mine appears to be a lot more interesting to his curious eyes. I take that as ‘Please come play with me, which then of course I put blogging aside and wrestle him on the floor! 🙂
So, if you have time today, you may want to check out Saffron Planet and see if you like what you hear…
In this first part of three on the Faith and Prosperity teachers, we are privileged to be joined by Justin Peters, arguably the greatest authority on such shenanigans. In this episode we name the usual suspects. Who do we name and shame … ?