Perhaps no subject is more debated in the church today than whether or not the 'miraculous sign' gifts are for today's believers. When someone says that they 'speak in tongues,' do they have biblical warrant to do so? Are they really speaking a divine language, or a mocking counterfeit? When someone claims that they can perform miracles because they are 'an apostle,' should we ask for proof, or simply tell them that it cannot be so since there are no apostles today? What about prophets? Are there any true prophets in the churches today?
Samuel E. Waldron builds a systematic case for the complete cessation of the miraculous gifts as well as the offices of apostle and prophet. Building an insurmountable argument step by step, he shows that the Bible is quite clear on this issue. If you are struggling to come to grips with what the Bible says on this most important and oftentimes confusing topic, then this book is essential reading.