This article mentions various charismatic experiences, and questions what is behind these behaviours. It considers some of Jonathan Edwards's thoughts on the distinguishing marks of the work of the Holy Spirit, particularly what are not necessarily marks of a work of God's Spirit, and what are evidences that accompany a genuine outpouring.
This article considers how the charismatic movement defines key spiritual gifts. It defines the relevant terms, considers the gifts in the New Testament, discusses the criteria Scripture gives for evaluating someone's claim to be a prophet, looks at how the contemporary version of the gift of tongues matches the biblical data, and concludes by considering the gift of healing.
This article evaluates the modern gift of prophecy that the charismatic movement claims, in the light of the Word of God. It defines terms, speaks about how to recognize a false prophet, shows how charismatics rationalize fallible prophecy, and provides charismatic objections raised in response. It shows how the charismatic position is at odds with the sufficiency of Scripture.
Is the Charismatic movement a gift of God to His church? Has God revisited His church with special gifts through the Charismatic movement? The author's answer is a big NO. The special gifts of the Holy Spirit must be understood in line with salvation history. God gave these gifts to authenticate the ministry of the apostles, not as signs of regeneration. Through the Spirit, Christ continues His work in His church through the ordinary means of grace.