Signs and Wonders


Multitudes in the religious world are enwrapped in the ecstasy of signs and wonders, miracles, speaking in tongues, and what is called “the word of prophecy” (extra-biblical revelations). It is claimed that these things are sure marks of the Spirit of Christ. Without question, they were apostolic gifts conferred upon the saints of God in the apostolic age, confirming the fact that Christ had come and fulfilled all the Old Testament Scriptures as declared in Joel 2, Acts 2, and Hebrews 2:4. However, these signs, which could be communicated to others only by the apostles, forever ceased with the apostles. Moreover, the Holy Spirit tells us specifically that all who now claim to possess these extraordinary apostolic gifts confirm (by the gifts they claim to possess) that they come by the spirit of antichrist, “after the working of Satan” (2 Thess. 2:7-10).