Morning Rundown: Do Cessationists Have Any Evidence at All to Support Their Theory?

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Do Cessationists Have Any Evidence at All to Support Their Theory?

I read with interest James Lasher’s excellent review of the “Cessationist” movie. I also noted that earlier this month, Pastor John MacArthur hosted a Cessationist Conference at his Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

I was reminded of an interesting encounter I had years ago that highlighted how flimsy is their argument for the cessation of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit.


I Challenge a Seminary Professor With Historical Facts

I had just published the first edition of my book 2000 Years of Charismatic Christianity (now published by Charisma House) and was attending the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. ETS is an academic society whose members are, for the most part, cessationists.

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What Turned This Former Hezbollah Fighter Into a Warrior for the Gospel?

In early October, Afshin Javid was visiting Israel with his ministry Cyrus Call, which promotes friendship between Persians and Jews. But like millions of others, he found himself in the middle of a war when Hamas launched a bloody attack on Oct. 7.

As a former Hezbollah fighter, Afshin himself is no stranger to violence. He sat down with CBN News to tell his story.

“I was on my way to the United States to convert Christians to Islam, and I had 30 illegal passports at that time. I was arrested and put in jail in Malaysia. I was a dedicated Muslim who not only prayed the prayers, but I read the Koran once every 10 days, cover to cover. So I was very dedicated in my time in jail,” Javid said.


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Why Are These Believers in the Middle East Risking Their Lives for the Gospel?

Some brave Christians in the Middle East have been secretly printing Bibles and, in the process, risking their lives to help ensure Scriptures get into some of the most restrictive locations.

“I have been arrested three times, and they tried to kill me five times,” the printer told Brian Orme, chief communications officer at Global Christian Relief. “Once they did really bad things to my children to try to make me deny my faith.”


The brave man went on to say he and others who are still alive and spreading the gospel owe it to the “prayers of believers” and to “Christ’s protection.”

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