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Irenaus (140 - 202 AD)

"...and who through the Spirit of God do speak in all languages, as he used Himself also to speak. In like manner we do also hear many brethren in the Church, who possess prophetic gifts, and who through the Spirit speak all kinds of languages, ... "In like manner we do also hear many brethren in the Church, who possess prophetic gifts." " (Irenaeus Against Heresies, Book 5.6.1)

"...Others have foreknowledge of things to come: they see visions, and utter prophetic expressions. Others still, heal the sick by laying their hands upon them, and they are made whole. Yea, moreover, as I have said, the dead even have been raised up, and remained among us for many years. And what shall I more say? It is not possible to name the number of the gifts which the church, (scattered) throughout the whole world, has received from God, in the name of Jesus Christ, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, and which she exerts day by day for the benefit of the Gentiles, neither practising deception upon any, nor taking any reward from them..." (Ante-Nicene Christian Library," Vol. V, "Irenaeus Against Heresies," Book II, chap. 32, pp. 245, 246. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1868.)

"And some gave evidence of their having received through their faith a marvellous power by the cures which they perform invoking no other name over those who need their help than that of God of all things and of Jesus, along with a mention of His history. For by these means we too have seen many freed from grievous calamites and from distractions of mind and madness and countless other ills which could be cured by neither men or devils." (Contra Celsum Book 3 chapter 24)

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