Tag Archives: cessationism

Reasons to be a Cessationist

Reasons to be a Cessationist

Jordan Standridge gives three good reasons to be a cessationist and specifically counters the idea that cessationism “puts God in a box.” Biblical history. When we consider who in the Bible could actually do miracles, it reveals a lot. The purpose of the sign gifts. When we actually closely consider why God gave these gives… Continue Reading

Cessationism: What Counts As Evidence?

Cessationism: What Counts As Evidence?

Christians ought to desire everything that God has in store for them. It would be wrong to neglect any good and perfect gift that God has given. Consequently, if God has chosen to grant miraculous gifts to Christians today, then those gifts ought to be nurtured and prized. On the other hand, if God is… Continue Reading

Can continuationists and cessationists be unified?

Can continuationists and cessationists be unified?

The recent scurfuffle (like that word?) over the Strange Fire Conference has once again raised a question many have been asking for a while now: are beliefs in the area of the Holy Spirit significant enough that they could prevent cooperation between opposing factions? Ironically, we may find that it is the continuationists, like Mark Driscoll,… Continue Reading

Driscoll clash at MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference

Driscoll clash at MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference

This shows how controversial and important issues about the Holy Spirit’s work are. As reported earlier, Mark Driscoll (a continuationist) decided to crash John Macarthur’s Strange Fire conference to pass out his new book defending continuationism. Subsequently, Driscoll tweeted that his books were confiscated by church security. However, others who witnessed the event reported the… Continue Reading

Cessationism: What Is the Issue?

Cessationism: What Is the Issue?

Most Christians are aware of the difference between continuationists and cessationists. They often encounter surprising difficulty, however, in pinpointing exactly what the difference is. One result of this imprecision is that some Christians feel obligated to maintain a kind of soft continuationism when a more precise understanding of the issues might move them toward cessationism.… Continue Reading