Miracles, Signs & Wonders, Giftings & Anointings, Deliverances, Demonology, Etc.
12-03-2009, 08:14 PM
RE: Miracles, Signs & Wonders, Giftings & Anointings, Deliverances, Demonology, Etc.
(11-06-2009 12:12 PM)sheep wrecked Wrote: The topic of giftings and the ability of the believer to do these things has come up in discussion. It's an important topic because so many people have an extreme range of belief and practice.
God has kept the "ball rolling" as you say.
Unfortunately, the false signs and wonders get all the publicity.
There is nothing in the New Testament that says signs, wonders, miracles, speaking in tongues or demonic possession has stopped. I have seen your "reasoning" of certain scriptures and it appears you are distorting the scriptures to support your doctrine. What stopped was the authorship of inspired doctrine because the Apostles died. There is no more scripture inspired by the Holy Spirit being written.
It is a big stretch and a distortion to say that Mark 16:15-18 was only for the Apostles. He was actually speaking to the 11 disciples/Apostles to be, at the time when Jesus said,
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Mar 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Instead of saying them and they, why didn't Jesus say YOU.
Plus we have the proof of miracles today. Although you don't hear much about real miracles in America and Canada because of skepticism and unbelief.
Anyway, to believe that visions and dreams promised by the Holy Spirit through Joel, began and ended on Pentecost is also a distortion, since Ananias in Acts 9:10 had a vision.
But what is worse than anything is, if you don't see something continuiing in the NT, you assume God stopped confirming His Word with power.
Believer do not heal, or cast out demons. Jesus Christ does. And He uses His children, not unbelievers, to do this.
You don't have to believe this and after following your posts and knowing where the moderators stand on this, I don't expect you to.
But God is God and the Word is the Word.
Jer 12:5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
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