Where Have All the Spiritual Gifts Gone?: A Defense of Cessationism

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007

What remains, supremely and solely sufficient and authroitative until Jesus comes, is the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scriptures.
Cessationism is a term that carries a lot of baggage. By itself it's negative, suggesting what no longer exists or, in current debate about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, what one is against. So at the outset, certain misconceptions about the "cessationist" viewpoint need to be addressed. It's not that today God's Spirit is no longer at work in dynamic and dramatic ways. What, for instance, could be more powerful and impressive, even miraculous, than the 180-degree reversal in walk that occurs when the Spirit transforms those dead in their sins ...

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