In this book, Richard B. Gaffin examines prophecy and tongues and makes a case for the cessation of both gifts at the close of the apostolic era. Pentecost is presented as integral to the once-for-all work of Christ and decisive for the life of the whole church. Dr. Gaffin's defines all the gifts generally, clarifies the nature of prophecy and tongues and the question of their continuance in the church today. He indicates how these exegetical studies bear on contemporary interest in charismatic gifts.
Dr. Gaffin offers a candid and critical view of the charismatic movement. However, he does so in love for the Word of God and is not writing simply to sell books. This book was influential in the formal PCA adoption against the modern charismatic movement. Read and understand the Reformed view of the charismatic gifts of the Spirit.