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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Is the gift of healing for today? (Guest blog)

healingThere is a lot of disagreement among Christians on this question. Some believe that we should be seeing healing and miracles all the time in the church, while others believe that these gifts faded away with the foundations that the apostles laid in the early church.

In a previous post I argued that the gift of working of miracles is not for today.  In this post Alistair Anderton argues the same for the gift of healing. 

The book of Acts in the New Testament has many accounts of miraculous healing.  Acts 3 is a classic:

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