To those proponents of the “change not” doctrine, we have shown that God DOES change, has changed, and prayerfully WILL change, again!! He changes EVERYTIME He forgives of sin, He changed when He covenanted with Abraham to kill his only son, Isaac; He changed when Moses and his sons were not destroyed when they re-entered the company of the Israelites; He changed when He chose to not destroy man and raise up a new seed to Moses; and on and on. This is not the REAL reason for their argument; they are proposing that God does not change to try and find SOME scriptural reason for the retaining of miracles, tongues, healings, and the claim that the descendants of Abraham are STILL God’s chosen people!! There needs to be ONE question answered that will satisfy their hearts; why would ANYONE still want to work miracles? Why would ANYONE STILL WANT TO BE A JEW??
Would it glorify God for anyone, today, to work miracles? If we need miracles, what need have we of the written Word of God?? Is it not true miracles were but to qualify, confirm, and endorse what the message and messenger of the spoken truth? Listen to Hebrews 2:4 and Mark 16:20 among others: “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will?” and then “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following.” Everyone who studies the Bible knows that in the absence of the written Word, some means of confirming the message has to be!! Correspondingly, when the Written Word came into being (that which is perfect had come, 1 Corinthians 13:10), the oral or visual means of confirming the word (that which was in part) was done away, forever gone!! “Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.” 2 Corinthians 12:12 “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” Romans 15:19 If there are miracles, today, then there have to also be apostles, today!! When miracles ceased the work of the apostle was done; “earnestly contend for the faith which is once and for all been delivered to the saints.” Jude verse 3 When the work of the apostles was done, miracles ceased; “For the gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.” 1 Thessalonians 1:5 “But when they shall have delivered you up to the councils, and they scourge you in their synagogues; and you shall be brought before kings for My sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles—when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak. For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” Matthew 10:17-20 Why would the Spirit of God NEED to speak, TODAY, when He had given ALL His message THEN to the apostles of the first century as they and they alone had waited in Jerusalem to be baptized in the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ, Himself?? The purpose was to “lead and direct the apostles into ALL the truth.”. John 16:13, vs 3, 1 Corinthians 13:8-13, Acts 1:4-8
Why do they want miracles, tongues, and healings, today? They want to have something to brag about, something to point to and tell you they are better than you, for God has DONE for them a work to PROVE they are saved without OBEYING HIM!!
They “got a feeling”, not a book, chapter, and verse to prove their salvation!!