Kingdom Triangle Discussion

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Rise of the Intellectual Charismatics

JP has been interviewed on Converse with Scholars a couple of times. C. Michael Patton, the host of the online program, recently blogged a rather candid post on the Parchment and Pen theology blog, titled, "The Rise of the Intellectual Charismatics."

The post is worth your notice, along with the dozens of interactive comments, including Moreland's comment toward the beginning.

While I find many of the biblical and theological arguments of cessationism compelling, I would be the first to admit that the primary reason I remain a cessationist is because I have never experienced any miracles, signs, or wonders and I have never seen or heard of a legitimate prophet. If someone were to ask me if I believe that God is still speaking through prophets and giving the gift of healing, I would confess my tentative cessationist beliefs. I have never seen nor heard of a prophet or divine healer, but this does not mean that God is not or cannot work in such a way today.

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