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May 23, 2015

Did the miraculous gifts cease?

In the modern church there are several views regarding the charismatic gifts. Some believe the gifts are not occurring today. One such view holds that God intended the gifts to cease very early in church history. Another view holds that the gifts could have remained until Christ’s return, but that their continuation was conditional upon remaining faithful to Christ’s teaching. As the church diverged into false doctrine, the gifts ceased. In contrast, some believe the gifts are present today. One such view holds that the gifts have continued since the New Testament. Another view holds that perhaps the gifts did cease, but that they have been restored in more recent times. Which of these views is based on sound biblical and historical understanding?

For more information on
whether the miraculous gifts of the New Testament are present in the church today, please see our study entitled:

Pentecostalism, the Charismatic and Faith Movements

Q:I'm new here. Where should I get started?
The arrangement of topics to the left provides a recommended reading order. It is designed to reflect a step-by-step progression from more basic topics to more complex ones. However, it is not necessary to follow this order. Those who are more familiar with certain topics may easily read whichever studies are of interest without first going through all of the earlier topics in the list.

systematic theology:
a reading guide

logical fallacies
a list of false