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Why is it that cessationalists especially target the gift of prophecy and tongues, and apostleship, vs other manifestations of the Spirit?

This answer will look narrowly at the question of whether the gift of apostle has ceased. One facet of the debate not mentioned by the other answers is the definition of an apostle. The definition ...
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Why is it that cessationalists especially target the gift of prophecy and tongues, and apostleship, vs other manifestations of the Spirit?

I wholeheartedly agree with @Anne talking about perceived im/balances and emphases placed on various types of gifts. I wanted to add a bit of discourse on the Corinthians passages which you brought up ...
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Why is it that cessationalists especially target the gift of prophecy and tongues, and apostleship, vs other manifestations of the Spirit?

When something important appears to be going off-balance, garnering more attention and importance than the word of God gives it, there is usually a reaction. It is unlikely that a "cessationist ...
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Why is it that cessationalists especially target the gift of prophecy and tongues, and apostleship, vs other manifestations of the Spirit?

Prophets and apostles were the conduit between God and man prior to the completion of the Bible. Part of Paul's purpose was to "fulfill the Word of God". Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made ...
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How can the antichrist be left alone, and fight with a great army at the same time?

Daniel chapter 11 is an historical account of the events involving Darius the Mede and various kings who appear in Persia. The mighty king (verse 3) is Alexander the Great [336-323]. Events ...
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