Many people seem to hold John Piper and John MacArthur in a similarly high level of esteem. However, many people also know that, while MacArthur is a cessationist, believing all the miraculous gifts of the Spirit have ceased, Piper is a continuist, believing that the bible teaches these gifts continue today. MacArthur and his followers tend to speak highly of Piper, and suggest that he is a functional cessationist, lukewarm on these matters, and not really encouraging people actively to pursue the gifts. In this brief podcast, Piper dispels that idea, emphasizing that it is his desire to obey the clear commands of Scripture which say that we should pursue and desire these gifts of the Spirit.
November 14, 2013 Author Article Doctrine News Pentecostalism