Adjusted Cessationism

  The purpose of this brief article is to clarify my position on the miracle gifts (miracles, healings, prophecy, tongues, interpretation of tongues; also visions and dreams). I talk about this elsewhere, but I thought it good to discuss this in a separate post in case someone misses it, and misunderstands. In regard to the Read More …

Foundational Spiritual Gifts

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Building the Foundation of the Church (Ephesians 2:19-22) 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the Read More …

Gifts Series: Introduction to the Gifts of the Spirit

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Spiritual gifts passages: Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:9-11. In regard to the Holy Spirit and His work in the Church today, God has given each believer at least one spiritual gift that is to be Read More …

Gifts Series: Different Times Call for Different Ways

  Introduction One of the most confusing and hotly debated subjects among Christians/churches today is in regard to the gifts of the Spirit, namely, the miracle gifts. In association, this would include dreams, visions, and prophecies. Cessationists believe that the miracle gifts ceased with the completion of the New Testament and the full establishment of Read More …

Gifts Series: Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction 1 Corinthians 12-14 is the most lengthy and detailed passage in the Bible regarding the gifts of the Spirit. Properly understood, it’s a major key to settling the gifts issue. We must keep in mind that this was a Read More …

Gifts Series: Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This chapter provides further support for the transitory and transitional purpose of the miracle gifts. It’s in total harmony with what we’ve already learned.   1 Corinthians 13 1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, Read More …

Gifts Series: Tongues – The Gift of Mystery [1 Cor 14]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Among all the gifts of the Spirit, the gift of tongues is easily the most confusing to people. And for good reason. In regard to the tongues that was spoken on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), we have Read More …

Gifts Series: Dreams – Visions – Prophecies

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction There are Christians who see how God worked in someone’s life in the Bible – whether it be OT or NT – and they believe that God should work the same way in their lives. They see the way Read More …