Sunday, 2 September 2007

Dr Lloyd-Jones on Temporary and Permament Gifts

"The argument therefore is that the apostles is teaching that the gifts were only temporary and that once we had the New Testament Scriptures the gifts would no longer be necessary. So there have never been any gifts since the end of the apostolic age and it is very wrong for them to seek for them at any other time and particularly not now. But as we have seen, what Paul says about tongues and prophecy he also says about knowledge! So to be consistent you have to say that since we have had the Scriptures, knowledge has passed away. The whole thing is wrong of course".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Exposition of Chapter 12 - Christian Conduct - Romans" - Banner of Truth, Edinburgh (2000) - (p215).

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