Why I am a cessationist (and you should be too)

Have you had a prophecy over your life that you’re not too sure about?  Did a prophet say you should take a certain course that you don’t really want to?  Are you in a church where prophecies are common, but create anxiety not peace because of the added pressure on believers?

What does the Bible say about the gift of prophecy and other “miraculous” spiritual gifts?

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Hail him as thy matchless King (Why the ascension of Christ is critical)

kingWhat do Kurt Darren, the Soweto Gospel Choir and Mango Groove have in common?  They all performed at the second inauguration of Jacob Zuma!  On 24 May 2014 thousands of people braved the chilly weather and made their way to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to witness Jacob Zuma’s inauguration.  “JZ” was installed, inducted and confirmed as the President of the Republic of South Africa.

The doctrine of the ascension of Christ teaches that Jesus ascended into heaven in bodily form and in heaven he was installed, inducted and confirmed as having the position of all supremacy.  Jesus was inaugurated as President of the Universe and given ultimate and all authority and power.  The ascension demonstrates that Jesus is the name above every name.

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