Daniel P. Barron

Have we not done many wonders in Your name?

Friday, May 22, 2020 

I was asked about spiritual gifts.


What is your denomination, and are you charismatic, or ceasationist?

We don't agree with any other denomination. "We believe God may still do the miraculous.i But, we do not believe He is still 'confirming the word through the accompanying signs'ii and 'bearing witness both by signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit.'iii

There are many today who claim He is 'confirming the Word through the accompanying signs, by signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit,' but their claim is idle. When one honestly compares this claim with the infallible Word, there is no comparison."iv


So you're ceaseationist?

Believers today are under no requirement to show "accompanying signs."


Walking on water, doing miracles, and etc.. Is Charismatic forbidden? Or is it okay to practice these?

"Even if this was the case, in other words, even if they did perform 'miracles' that were evident to all, wev living in the last daysvi should beware. Christ warned us in Matthew 7:22-23 that there would be many who will say, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'"vii

  1. Jeremiah 32:

    27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?

  2. Mark 16:

    20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

  3. Hebrews 2:

    4 God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

  4. "Statement of Faith, VII. Spiritual Gifts" by Darwin Fish.

  5. believers

  6. 2 Timothy 3:

    1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

    10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

    2 Timothy 4:

    1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

    6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

    9 Be diligent to come to me quickly; 10 for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica—Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry. 12 And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come—and the books, especially the parchments.

    14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works. 15 You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.

    16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.

    17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

    19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.

    21 Do your utmost to come before winter.

    Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brethren.

    22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

  7. "Statement of Faith, VII. Spiritual Gifts" by Darwin Fish.

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