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While working on another project today I stumbled across Garnet H. God still enabled predictive prophecy and spoke to individuals in extraordinary ways, but contemporary prophecy was held to be something distinct from the extraordinary prophecy of the New Testament figures.
In the minds of both the Scottish Presbyterians and English Puritans, prophecy was considered to be an application of Scripture for a specific situation, not an announcement of new information not contained within the Bible.
Original Post 28 Jan — Nick asks this provocative question. He also asks an interesting question, raised by Douglas Oss, created by the problem of Samuel Rutherford who, according to Oss, claimed the continuing existence of prophecy.
A canon is a rule.
Either a message comes from God or it does not. If it does it is canonical in some sense, even if not preserved. It is at least canonical in the broad sense of serving as a rule for a community and for a time. I understand there to have been such revelations in the apostolic period that were not preserved for us.
I recall being at St Aldates I think in when someone quoted an alleged prophecy by name and place. This person did so with a straight face and we were meant to take it seriously and others in the group did.
If there is a living voice then what of Scripture? As in the case of the ABs, Scripture is marginalized in favor of alleged continuing revelation.
We have the same problem with Rome. There the church is said to form the Scripture and the continuing revelations and unwritten apostolic traditions have quite marginalized Scripture.
The Reformed churches do not confess continuing revelation, whatever Rutherford did or did not think or experience personally. Reformed pastors and writers have been wrong about any number of things. Lots a Reformed pastors used to teach theocratic politics and today there are more than a few who teach theonomy the necessity of the application of the Mosaic civil law and penalties.
They were and remain wrong. Reformed folk are obligated to the Word of God as confessed by the Reformed churches and our confession is quite clear. Scripture alone is canonical. Nothing else is canonical beside it.
We believe in natural revelation but in nature we only learn the law, not the gospel. The point of sola Scriptura is to say that it is the unique and un-normed norm for Christian faith and the Christian life and we confess that unique, canonical authority for faith and life over against Rome and the charismatics and pentecostalists of all ages.
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Hi Sam, As I read 1 Cor tongues don’t function as a “private prayer language.” History of Religion and World Religions scholars tell us that “glossolalia” or forms of ecstatic speech are ancient and universal.
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