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This is part of an ongoing study of the book of Acts. If you’d like to catch up, you can read the previous studies here. Before you begin today, be sure to read the entire chapter of Acts 14-15 here, and don’t forget to sound off in the comments below.
As Paul and Barnabas continue on in their journey through […]
With great power comes great responsibility.
I think some great people other than Spiderman’s uncle have said similar things, but it is very true. We often look to men like Hitler as evil on the highest order, but the truth is that men like Hitler were no more evil than any other evil man. No, men like Hitler only had […]
You probably read that word and had a reaction. Good or bad, I’m 99% sure it caused a reaction in you. There is almost no subject in the Christian vernacular as polarizing as tongues. Does God still give them? Are they required as evidence of Holy Spirit baptism? Does it happen all at once or as two separate encounters?
This is part of an ongoing study of the book of Acts. If you’d like to catch up, you can read the previous studies here. Before you begin today, be sure to read the entire chapter of Acts 12-13 here, and don’t forget to sound off in the comments below. We will be studying Acts at an accelerated rate […]
In connection with my previous article about prophets, one common question about spiritual gifts that arises is whether or not there are still apostles. I will continue the discussion about prophets today as they are very nearly related in scripture and many peoples’ minds today.
First, “apostle” is a loaded word for Christians. Many believers immediately think of the twelve […]
When I was a devout cessationist, I believed that prophecy was a pastor who taught well, I suppose as opposed to most “normal” pastors. I never thought that through very much, but it actually seems like a dig against pastors more than a valid explanation of what modern prophecy is. Who would want to consider their preaching NOT prophetic […]
My “birth” into believing in the contemporary operation of all the spiritual gifts began in 1 Corinthians 14. Because of that, I have tried to apply to my life Paul’s command in verse one. “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.”
I figured very early on that if God was still doing these […]
This is a continuation of a series of articles tackling the questions and controversey over spiritual gifts in operation in the church today, otherwise known as cessationism vs continuationism. I have written each one of these articles as straightforward as possible, which will always tend to offend those with opposing views. Please know that I hold the utmost respect […]
This is part 2 of an ongoing series on the spiritual gifts. To catch up on the series, go here to see the entire list of 11 articles.
Our questions for today:
Does Scripture say some gifts ceased?
Where does the idea come from?
For reference, most gifts in scripture thought to be spiritual gifts can be found in Romans 12, 1 Corinthians […]