Of today's charismatics, I'm sure that the vast majority are soft non-cessationists. They believe in modern-day prophecy, healing, etc., but they admit that their gifts are not identical to those manifested in the ministries of Christ and his apostles. Some charismatics have claimed that God will at some point in history restore something akin to the full-powered gifts to the church, but so far such claims have not seen fruition. Only a tiny fraction of charismatics would claim that the full-blown gifts--authoritative prophecy, etc.--have continued to this day. So, although charismatics claim that the gifts of the Holy Spirit haven't ceased, they generally admit that they have changed since the passing of the apostles.

The problem I have with this group that says these gifts have changed, is that I don't see any indication from Scripture that this is the case.


Last edited by Tom; Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:27 PM.