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Sep 2023 29 Sep 29, 2023

On September 22 of this year a full-length documentary film was released under the title, Cessationist. It features numerous individuals on both sides of the debate concerning the continuation or cessation of certain spiritual gifts described in Scripture. Given the fact that I am cited (and criticized) perhaps more frequently than any other charismatic/continuationist, it seems only fitting that I should respond to the film. My response will be unavoidably lengthy, so ...Read More

Sep 2023 26 Sep 26, 2023

I first heard John Piper preach on Exodus 3:13-15 on September 8, 2012. Last night in the first plenary session of the national Gospel Coalition conference, here in Indianapolis, John Piper again spoke on Exodus 3:13-15. “Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them? God said to Moses, ‘I A...Read More

Sep 2023 25 Sep 25, 2023

[John Piper often defines Christian Hedonism by saying that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. But what does he mean by the word “satisfied” or “satisfaction”? In this article he recently posted at www.desiringgod.org he tells us.] This is good for me to be pressed to ponder a term that I ordinarily use, because I consider it self-explanatory. Sometimes those are the very terms that would be most fruitful to at least t...Read More

Sep 2023 18 Sep 18, 2023

Cessationists continue to appeal to 2 Corinthians 12:12 in defense of their view. There Paul says that “the signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.” If these latter phenomena were “the signs of a true apostle,” supernatural events that none but apostles could perform, it would only make sense that once the apostles were themselves no longer present, the supernatural signs that...Read More

Sep 2023 18 Sep 18, 2023

Good question. Justin Peters claims to know the answer, and he says No. On a recent podcast that at the time I viewed it had garnered more than 100,000 views, Peters confidently declares that Hinn is destined for hell. The focus of the podcast is whether or not Hinn has truly repented of teaching the prosperity message. A couple of years ago Hinn said that he now repudiates that doctrine, that when he hears it, it makes him feel as if he could vomit. But Peters has more...Read More

Sep 2023 11 Sep 11, 2023

At the conclusion of his first epistle, the Apostle Peter says that he has “written briefly,” “exhorting and declaring that his is the true grace of God” (1 Pet. 5:12). He then concludes with this brief exhortation: “Stand firm in it!” All of us regularly encounter countless obstacles and opposition and temptations and excuses and seemingly reasonable grounds for compromise or that would appear to justify backing off from the grace of...Read More

Sep 2023 4 Sep 4, 2023

On July 26, 2023, a former U. S. Intelligence official by the name of David Grusch testified before the House Oversight Committee concerning the existence of so-called Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena, or what we until now have referred to as UFO’s. He claimed that the government is in possession of multiple UAP’s as well as several “nonhuman biologics” recovered from these crashed UAP’s. Then, last week, September 1 of this year, one of th...Read More