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The argument for Cessationalism tends to be empirical rather Biblical. While there is significant evidence for glossalia in the NT writings (it is mentioned heavily), by the time of the Church Fathers (1 Clement, Didache, Polycarp, etc...), the evidence is scant. During most of recorded church theology (everything from say, Origin, Jerome, etc... to the ...


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A cessationist belief is best understood by finding out why miracles and wonders were performed: We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ...


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I do not think you can have discussion about cessationism without mentioning 1 Corinthians 13: 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness ...


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I suspect the nit-picky answer would be "Some do, some don't", but in general, cessationists believe miracles still happen. I doubt there is a common universally accepted answer to "why" cessationists don't believe in certain miracles. I'd stay away from "why" because it's not part of the question, but the answer feels too short and incomplete without it. ...


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Richard Gaffin, who provided the cessationist perspective in Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?, says in his book Perspectives on Pentecost (pg. 114) that individual endowments of healing were "foundational gifts" which have "passed out of the life of the church." But he says more: At the same time, however, the sovereign will and power of God today to heal ...


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Tom Pennington provides a variety of arguments on this here. There are three arguments I found particularly compelling: The purpose of miracles is, biblically, to establish credibility for a spokesman who gives new revelation from God. Few charismatics today claim that they are giving new, infallible, divine revelation from God. But if they aren't, then ...


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Seeing Miracles Does Not Result in Belief There is an invalid assumption in the question, specifically that the viewing of miracles makes it easier to believe in God. If this were so, then all of the people who saw firsthand the miracles that Jesus performed would have believed in Him. That, however, was not the case at all. In reality, many of those who ...


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On cessationism: Cessationism is not a denomination but a doctrine that many denominations adhere to. Generally, the cessationist disallows the addition to biblical cannon, so must therefore say that prophecy and such have ceased because they would add to it. So, naturally, the cessationist is a strict sola scriptura adherent, meaning, roughly, the only ...


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What is the basis for Cessationism? The supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit were first observed at Pentecost; Acts 2:16-18 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall ...



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