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How The Ancient Church Used Scripture To Reject Further Revelation (via Michael Kruger)

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Michael Kruger examines an episode in early church history as a demonstration of how the church applied its understanding of Scripture in response to those who claimed further revelation.
An excerpt:

…the history of the church (not to mention the Scriptures themselves) demonstrates that such claims of private, direct revelation are highly problematic. Of course, this doesn’t mean that God doesn’t speak to people. The Scripture is packed with examples of this. But, these were typically individuals with a unique calling (e.g., prophet or apostle), or who functioned at unique times in redemptive history (e.g., the early church in Acts).
After the first century was over, and the apostles had died, the church largely rejected the idea that any ol’ person could step forward and claim to have direct revelation from God. This reality is probably best exemplified in the early Christian debate over Montanism.

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