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A Biblical Case for Cessationism: Why the Miraculous Gifts of the Spirit Have Ended
Pennington, Tom

A Biblical Case for Cessationism: Why the Miraculous Gifts of the Spirit Have Ended

ISBN: 9781959908067
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Book Description:

Did God intend for the miraculous gifts, so powerfully present during the ministry of the apostles, to continue throughout the church age? This crucial question has massive implications for every follower of Jesus Christ. Sadly, the debate over this issue has often produced more heat than light. But in the end, only one factor should determine how we answer that question: What does the Bible say?

In A Biblical Case for Cessationism, Tom Pennington carefully considers seven primary biblical arguments for the cessation of the miraculous gifts of the Spirit. As a seasoned pastor and faithful expositor, Tom will help you consider what Scripture teaches about an issue that affects every aspect of the Christian experience-from your view of Scripture and philosophy of church ministry to your daily walk as a disciple of Jesus Christ and your relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Endorsements:

We live in a day in which charismatic teaching has misled many people. A wave of powerful personalities and hyper-emotionalism has left the church vulnerable to doctrinal aberrations. A Biblical Case for Cessationism is a much-needed antidote, providing a careful handling of Scripture and survey of church history on this crucial matter. I believe this book will guide you into a biblical understanding of the Holy Spirit and His gifts.
--Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries, Professor, The Master's Seminary, Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries, Lead Preacher, Trinity Bible Church of Dallas

As one who has devoted much of his ministry to engaging the very serious errors of the charismatic movement that have shipwrecked the faith of so many, I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Tom Pennington's latest book, A Biblical Case for Cessationism. Dr. Pennington has provided the believer who is rightly skeptical of the charismatic movement yet feels ill-equipped to biblically answer its claims and practices, a tremendously helpful resource. This is a must have for the pastor and layman alike. I am so grateful to Tom for this important contribution to the body of Christ.
--Justin Peters, Evangelist and Apologist

We must honor and love the Holy Spirit, for He is God. One of the most important ways to do that is to base our beliefs about the Spirit on the Holy Scriptures that He inspired. Tom Pennington presents a convincing argument from God's Word that the Holy Spirit no longer gives miraculous gifts to His servants. Here is a book that both cessationists and charismatics should read, sincerely asking, "What saith the Scripture?"
--Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

At time when much confusion and opposition persists concerning cessationism, Tom Pennington shows from Scripture why by God's design certain gifts of Spirit given for the founding of the New Testament church did not continue beyond the time of the apostles. Clearly written, it will benefit a wide readership.
--Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

Tom Pennington has written a brief biblical case for cessationism, a case that takes seriously not only the final authority of Scripture, but its sufficiency as the church's "only rule of faith and life." Just as our Lord Jesus Christ's life was shaped and informed alone by "every word that proceeds from the mouth of God," so also is that of every believer in him. Pennington ably answers the objections of "continuationists," but more importantly grounds the case for cessationism in the words of Holy Scripture. This "vade mecum" ("a go with me," a book that fits into your pocket) will become a standard reference for Christians who want their lives to be defined alone by God's wholly sufficient Word.
--Ian Hamilton, President of Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Newcastle, England

If you are wondering what the Bible teaches about charismatic gifts, this is the book for you. Sadly, this is an area in which there is much confusion and misinformation, but Tom Pennington has written a clear and accessible case for the traditional view of Christians - that God sovereignly gave certain gifts and manifestations of His Holy Spirit to authenticate the teaching of the earliest messengers of Jesus Christ. Not only has this been the position of Christians for generations, it is also manifestly what the Bible teaches. What a refreshing presentation of the clear teaching of Scripture, reminding us of the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God, and the glorious ways in which God chose to spotlight the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
--Jonathan Master, President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 184
Publisher: G3 Press
Publication Date: 2023
Discussion Questions: Included