Gifted By The Holy Spirit, Gifted With the Holy Spirit (Slides)

At the 2017 IFCA Cultivate Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Cone considers the Holy Spirit, how He works in the believer’s life, and expectations for the believer’s walk. Download (PDF, 2.88MB) Download (PDF, 1.72MB) Download (PDF, 2.2MB)...

Does Every Believer Have a Spiritual Gift?

The phrase spiritual gift is only employed five times in the NASB New Testament, In Romans 1:11 (χάρισμα ὑμῖν πνευματικὸν) it is in reference to something Paul wanted to impart to the entire church at Rome. In 1 Corinthians 12:1, Paul prefaces the entire discussion of...

Q&A: If Completed Canon Ends Prophecy, What About Revelation 11?

Question: If the perfect of 1 Corinthians 13:10 refers to the completion of God’s revelation to the church, and thus prophecy is done away with the completion of the canon, then how can it be that in Revelation 11 the two prophets are inarguably prophesying?  ...

The Hermeneutics of Continuationism, Part 3

More recently, John MacArthur has been a leading advocate for cessationism. MacArthur’s Charismatic Chaos attempts a Biblical response to the charismatic movement, and succeeds more than most. Like Chafer, MacArthur begins his defense of a closed canon by appealing to...

The Hermeneutics of Continuationism, Part 2

Premise 4: An explanation for the soteriological similarities is found centrally in the shared methodology of appealing to TR authorities (as illustrated by MacArthur and Piper).  Self-identified leaky dispensationalist, John MacArthur pursued clarification in the...

The Hermeneutics of Continuationism, Part 1

Presented to the 2013 Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics as “Dispensationalism’s Feet of Iron Mixed With Clay: How We Arrived at an “Open-But-Cautious” View on Non-Cessationism.” ABSTRACT We owe a tremendous debt to many traditional dispensationalists...

10 Keys For Church Growth

It is amazing how feverishly we sometimes pursue things that aren’t real. Imagine a church growth conference for pastors in which there is more attention given to a Stanford economist than to the words of the Bible (really happened). Imagine a book outlining keys to...