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How do Latter-day Saints rebut Don Stewart's article "Are There Still Apostles Today?"?

Stewart's argument is inconsistent with itself; it is also inconsistent with the New Testament. Logical Inconsistencies Foundations After acknowledging that the church was built on the foundation of ...
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How do Cessationists respond to "the counterfeit proves the real" argument?

To make your syllogism more obvious for the Cessationists's argument, switch: "Satan or his demons" to "Elvis impersonators" "Godly version of X" to "Real Elvis ...
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How do Latter-day Saints rebut Don Stewart's article "Are There Still Apostles Today?"?

From the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perspective (while not believing in continuation of apostles since New Testament times, do believe in modern apostles because of restoration) The ...
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How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Ephesians 2:20?

The foundational apostles and prophets of Eph. 2:20 refers to New Testament apostles and Old Testament Prophets. Christ is the cornerstone. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and ...
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How do Cessationists respond to "the counterfeit proves the real" argument?

No. Just to be clear, I'm a Continuationist, but I think that argument is totally invalid. You can't derive anything about God from what Satan is doing, because the whole purpose of what Satan does is ...
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How do Cessationists respond to "the counterfeit proves the real" argument?

Cessationists aren't atheists; of course God could perform powerful miraculous signs through his people today. Cessationists teach that even though God could do this, he doesn't as it is not part of ...
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How do Cessationists respond to "the counterfeit proves the real" argument?

The purpose of sensational events is to distract from the gospel itself : the godly, sensible, sounding forth - by real preaching - of the truth of the gospel once delivered to the saints. The '...
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What is the basis for the claim that "we have the completed revelation from God in the Bible"?

God has revealed everything we need to know about him, what he has done for us and what he is going to do for us, and what he expects from us, in the Bible, the written word of God. Christians ...
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How do continuationists respond to Justin Peters' challenge to modern charismatic prophets?

A comparable challenge was issued to Jesus by the scribes & Pharisees: 38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he ...
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What is the biblical basis for expecting miracles after the apostolic age, including modern times?

The expectation of and experience of miraculous activity is very often linked, in Scripture, to the presence of belief/faith as regards the person of Jesus Christ. Matthew and Mark both record a visit ...
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Are there published testimonies from Christians about their personal experiences with the gift of prophecy?

If this falls within the category of "gift of prophesy" then here is how it manifested one time, from my perspective: Every three weeks, in a job I previously held, I used to drive past a ...
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How do continuationists respond to the 'closed canon' argument against the continuation of special revelations and sign gifts?

The principle of ex falso quodlibet applies here: as a false premise can be used to "prove" anything, if the premise of the argument is shown to be invalid, the entire argument falls. So ...
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Are there any Christians who are partially cessationist with regard to the gifts of the Spirit?

Actually the majority of Protestant Evangelicals hold this view that you describe - the view that is in the middle. This is because the view that all the gifts have ceased is patently absurd at every ...
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Are there any Christians who are scientists and believe in modern miracles?

How can a scientist reconcile the belief in modern miracles with the skepticism of the scientific method? Two independent domains of cause: God and Nature First, let us clarify some terms. Scientists ...
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Are there any Christians who are scientists and believe in modern miracles?

Are there any Christians who are scientists who believe in modern miracles? Yes! One of them currently serves as the President of my church. -- Examples Russell M. Nelson - renowned cardio-thoracic ...
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How do Continuationists explain the fact that the vast majority of Christians have never personally experienced "overtly miraculous" spiritual gifts?

I propose at least 5 reasons for this to be the case: 1. Seek the best gifts In 1 Cor 12:31 Paul counsels people to desire/covet/zealously strive for the best gifts. The seeking & zeal imply ...
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What denominations believe that a Book of Acts style of interaction with the Holy Spirit is still possible today?

The Orthodox and Catholic Churches believe this so for them. History has shown this to be the case. I will give one example, for each century has many examples of your so called “Book of Acts level of ...
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Are there any reports of charismatic gifts in operation from the period between the 5th and 17th centuries AD?

First we should define "charismatic gifts." This concept is derived from Paul's list in 1 Cor. 12:8-10: 8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the ...
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Is there a name for a stronger version of Pascal's Wager in which one wagers that continuationism is true?

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662) was a Frenchman who had what he described as "a definitive conversion" in 1654, to Christian faith. He wrote his conversion experience on a piece of parchment ...
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According to "continuationists" what explains the 1900 year hiatus?

It may be that the polemic of the early 20th-century Pentecostals led them to make more of the supposed hiatus than there actually was, since history shows us that there was no 1900-year hiatus. While ...
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According to "continuationists" what explains the 1900 year hiatus?

I'm a Continualist. Continualism is the just the assumption that the supernatural gifts never disappeared from the Church in the way that Cessionists describe (People who claim that the gifts "died ...
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What answer do continuationists have to the seven mentions of 'miracles/signs/wonders' in Revelation?

A problem with any question about the way the book of Revelation mentions 'miracles / signs / wonders' is the confused way many translations have translated this Greek word semeion. It is used seven ...
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What is an overview of Christian beliefs regarding which spiritual gifts are still available to the body of Christ and which ones have ceased?

For a list of which gifts have generally ceased one would have to turn to a Cessationist. The only work I know that thoroughly delves into all the gifts and offices and delineates what he considers ...
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What is the biblical basis for expecting miracles after the apostolic age, including modern times?

I think Nigel J has a point regarding the definition of miracles. An obsession with miraculous healings can often overshadow the invisible, but arguably superior healings which apply to the whole ...
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How do believers in modern-day apostles interpret 2 Corinthians 12:11-12?

I recently answered a question on behalf of my Catholic friends so now I will do so on behalf of my Pentecostal friends. I was hoping someone else would answer this question, because I hate to see ...
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How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Revelation 21?

I don't put much stock in numerology normally, but I think this is one of the cases where the numerological meaning of twelve, the complete people of God, is more important than trying to identify ...
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Are there any Christian churches that believe in both Sola Scriptura and Continuationism?

In the Reformed Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) “Of the Holy Scripture” paragraph 10, it states: The supreme judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees ...
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How do believers in modern-day miracles interpret John 20:29 & 2 Corinthians 5:7 (faith without sight)?

Regarding John 20:29, "blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed" does not mean "not blessed are those who have seen and have believed". Those are two entirely ...
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How do Latter-day Saints rebut Don Stewart's article "Are There Still Apostles Today?"?

Additional perspective There was some modification to this question and its parallel--that's fine, I see that they both ask worthwhile questions and engage different viewpoints--but since the ...
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