This is an academic critique of a doctrine called Cessationism that dominates the media and popular Christian culture of Evangelicalism in the West. It is the belief system that teaches certain gifts of the Spirit and the ministries of apostles and prophets "ceased" by divine design at the end of the first century (and other variations of that theme). This book shows that the essence of every vital doctrine of the faith is undermined by Cessationism, that it minimizes scriptures own testimony of itself, and disenfranchises believers from what is rightly theirs through the finished work of Jesus Christ, and the out-poured and indwelling Spirit. This is written at a graduate/post-graduate level and it is hoped that it could be a valuable resource to serious students of scripture, leaders, and influencers.
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