Puritan Board Freshman
Look, there's no need to get personal about this and make assumptions about my intent. If you don't want to deal with the arguments, then what's the point in having the discussion?I think your demand for an "argument" or "proof" is to demand that what the Westminsteer Stanadrs state about the end of the Apostolic era. Do you need proof that this era has ended or do you disput that too because nobody comes out and says so in the Scriptures?
Did anything change after the Apostles died and the Scriptures were given?
Furthermore, if you were paying attention to the issue then you'd be offering answers to what I've asked. The Scriptures never say that God stopped endowing people with the gifts of craftsmanship in the OT. If you ask me for exegetical proof and fold your arms and say: "That's weak to argue because you can't prove from the Scriptures that He stopped doing that" then I can't really offer any "poof" or a strong argument to you.
My question is this: what does my Church currently lack where we need someone speking in tonuges or given the gift of healing? What prophecies does in need. What charismatic gifts do we lack?
Or is this merely about you feeling good about some sort of "proof" that the time of the Apostles has ceased?