- May 23, 2012
Where are the signs and wonders in the Epistles? It means God already started removing the gifts.
James chapter five clearly refutes that claim.
James 5:13-15 ESV
"13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven".
1cor 12: 1
"Now concerning[a] spiritual gifts,[b] brothers,[c] I do not want you to be uninformed."
Why would he inform the church of spiritual gifts that were not to be continued? and then end the context with:
1cor 14:39 "So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. 40 But all things should be done decently and in order."
Paul wasted his breath to even say that because it all ends in 1cor 13:8-10.
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
These are teaching not to the Apostles only but they are to the church as a whole Past, present, and future.
If you do not see that then you don't.
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