Abosede Ajala Date: 1/2/15 Book Review Title 2000 years of charismatic by Eddies Hyatt Chapter one to five The apostolic church: the author of the book 2000 years of charismatic wrote about church of first century was a charismatic church. According to Luke who recorded its history in the book of act: which saying that, speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing and miracle and all others that are charismatic as predicted as norms. whereby he used the book of act 1:8 to illustrate his point â€œyou shall received power when the holy spirit come upon you â€œ the author mention one of his reference as Gordon D.fee who was talking about how Paul emphasis on the spiritâ€ as the key to everything in the Christian life. His emphasis is that the standard still remains the same as the believer carried the gospel from the Jerusalem into the Greek- roman world. It still continues to the new church. Paul spoke of freely spiritually gift and, miracle. he mention that he wasâ€ fully preachedâ€ the good news of Christ to the gentiles in the mighty of signs and wonder through the authority of the spirit of the God. Han van caperhausen describe the early churchâ€™s vision of Christian as common by one of free fellowship which developed through the living interplay of spiritually gift and ministries. He suggested that the church at the Corinth â€œknew of either bishop nor elders or any kind of ordination but, only the free and unplanned charisma\'s. He went further to point out that, according to what Paul says that they were given all that was necessary in which Rudolph bultoman in this book agree and insist that was in New Testament church, by those people in authority to endowed spiritual gift. According to James D.G Dunn in his book in this book 2000 years charismatic book â€“ He says the life of Jesus and spirit has already demonstrated the early Christian church to looked up to the presence of the holy spirit for community, life instead of an organization formality. He gave out the point from the book of philippian1:1 reading â€œPaul and Timothy bond the servants of Christ Jesus to the entire saint in Christ- Jesus who are at Philippi with the bishops and deacon. In this book we realize that Paul never addressed himself as a leadership group within a community but, as for James Dunn his implies is clear it was said that if the leadership was given Paul will assumed that the charismatic spirit would be given. The author also talk about the office and function of leaders the early church mention that there should be formality structure of the church life in which the qualification must be given to those that will served in the office people like spiritual bishops or deacon who will differentiate the old to the new. the appointment should not stand as an ordinary but, with office function of people with certain spiritual filled with gift of holy spirit, those that were called must be under the content of fundamental charismatic functional and structural of church. The apostolic was charismatic in nature but the emphasis was that it should not be a surprised for us because it is what our lord has already done and taught his disciples that one should expect such power and supernatural of the spirit from above in their ministries on an occurrence. Lord gave advised that greater mighty work they will do when the spirit came upon them even in his absent the disciple would experience much power john 14:12 the power that was being given through our lord Jesus. The book was explaining if there is still going to be an apostolic of the early church like those that were before we find out that today churches there are no more original Pentecostal like 2000years back but, after the early church the people had no experience, no knowledge, no power the spiritual life is death there are no gift of the spirit in doing the things of God. The Pentecostal power is no -where to be found just like the early church performed with power of Pentecostal in the office and they were functioning. 2. Chapter two The chapter two talks about the testimonies of those that had witness and experience the Pentecostal, those that are really searching for the truth and they found it. As he was able to satisfy his heart hunger for truth ;not until the day he was walking on the beach when he found an elderly man who led him to the scripture of truth. This man directed him to know the true about the word of God. This made him to be convinced and converted to live the life of a Christian in these manners Justin was able to open a Christian school in roman. Alone the line his spiritual life grows. He was familiar with the miraculous gift of the Holy Spirit. He went further to write a book about â€˜for the prophetical gift remain with us till his present timeâ€. He proclaim that it time for both men and women to posses gifts of the spirit of God. Justin speaks of the ability of Christian in his day to cast out demon and minster healing. At his second apology. He point out that both man and woman in Christ were exercising other gift of the spirit as well as he does not expect it to end at some points in time. Irenaeus A-D 125-2000 He was known as a bishop of lynons, for writing against Gnosticism and other major heresies of his day. He was born in the city of Smyrna a disciple of john. it was known to him that the gift of holy spirit were still standing out in the life of the church of his day. His work is against the heresies in his testimonies ;he claims that Jesus was a phantasm with no real body that did his work easily in his appearance. Irenaeus point out the work that followers of Christ did or performed through this miracle they gave life to Christ and being saved. He talks about laying of hands make the death to rise. He mention of many gift which church have performed throughout the whole world in the name of Jesus Christ. He testifies that at his dayâ€™s people was still speaking in tongues, getting gift of prophesy that bring light. These books testify that the life and writing of irenaeus are power filled testimony to the nation just as in the days of Justin who indicated that the charismatic should not be ceased.