Who Surprised Whom? The Holy Spirit or Jack Deere?

Richard Mayhue | May 21, 2010

Dr. Jack Deere, a former professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and a highly visible convert from the cessationist to the noncessationist position regarding miraculous acts of God through men, recounts his journey in Surprised by the Power of the Spirit . He reasons that cessationists have argued more from silence than from Scripture, have twisted Scripture, and have no one single Scripture passage that proves their point. In this brief analysis of his work, it is apparent that Deere, not cessationists, has made these interpretive errors in coming to his biblically unfounded conclusion that the miraculous acts of God have continued beyond the apostolic age, but with lesser quality and frequency.

Vol. 5, no. 2 (Fall 1994)

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Mayhue, Richard. "Who Surprised Whom? The Holy Spirit or Jack Deere?." The Master's Seminary Journal 5, no. 2 (Fall 1994): 123-40.