Signs of the Apostles
Observations on Pentecostalism Old and New
How should a Christian today assess the contemporary claims about spiritual gifts? Walter Chantry understands the spread and attraction to the Charismatic movement and discusses a Biblical response. While he believes that God is still working in our world, and often miraculously, he demonstrates effectively in Signs of the Apostles that miraculous powers are no longer bestowed into the hands of individual men and women in the church.
This short work carefully distinguishes some types of “Charismatic” believers from others. It poses questions with which every church member is faced. Chantry’s answers agree with those of the greatest leaders of the Church during the Christian centuries. From Psalm 85 he outlines the true character of revival, and closes the book with material drawn from the Great Awakening of the 18th century.
About the Author
Walter Chantry served as pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle, PA for 40 years.
He was born in 1938 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He was raised in the Presbyterian Church and was converted to Christ as a teenager. Rev. Chantry graduated from Dickinson College in 1960 with a B.A. in History, and went on to receive a B.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1963.
Soon after his retirement in 2002 he was asked to be the editor of The Banner of Truth magazine and continued in this ministry for seven years. Walt and his wife Joie now reside in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is also the author of Today’s Gospel and David: Man of Prayer, Man of War.
Table of Contents for Signs of the Apostles
- Reports of Signs and Wonders
- Stating the Question Precisely
- Miracle-Workers Sent from God
- Is Scripture Complete?
- Gifts in the Early Church
- Why Christians Seek the Gifts
- Baptism with the Spirit
- When the Spirit Comes
- Perplexing Experience
- A Positive Word
- The Holy Spirit and Revivals