Why charismatics are simply not Reformed [Tom Chantry] & Speaking Biblically about Miracles [Nicolas Alford]

Tom Chantry talks about ‘reformed charismatics’ here: 

In contrast to the Reformed consensus on the means of grace, charismaticism has always and inevitably engaged in the belittlement of the ministry of the Word.  What has been observed in charismatic churches for decades continues to hold true; no matter what is said of the importance of preaching, the real moment of communion with God comes when there is a prophetic utterance – no matter how banal.  Wherever the church adopts charismatic doctrine, emotions must increase and thoughts decrease.

read here or listen here [10 min]


Nicolas Alford talks about miracles here:

Miracles (signs, works, wonder and/or powers) were not a constant in the Bible.  Rather, they are generally clustered around major moments of revelation.  For instance, there are many miracles grouped around Moses, who in turn is the writer of the first five books of the canon.  The same goes for the Apostles and their inner circle, who had ministries marked by many miraculous signs, even as the Holy Spirit was inspiring them to write the New Testament.

read here or listen here [about 7 min]

  • Don Haflich

    So is the first quote, along with the picture next to it, announcing that these preachers diminish their mental capacity in order to have a charismatic experience? After listening to all those preachers for some time now, it’s obvious that they don’t diminish their mental capacity in order to fill up their spiritual capacity.