Snoeberge Tongues are they for Today?

Snoeberge – Tongues are they for Today?

Snoeberge’s short work is a case for cessationism (whether the speaking in tongues as seen in Acts is for today’s church.)

Tongues are they for Today?

By Dr. Mark A. Snoeberge

Snoeberge’s short work is a case for cessationism (whether the speaking in tongues as seen in Acts is for today’s church.)

Introduction

The following, then, is a brief case for cessationism. More narrowly, it is a brief case for the cessationism of tongues (though the basic principles in this article extend to other miraculous gifts). It begins by defining several key terms and establishing a historical setting, and then offers some objective, exegetical/theological reasons why the doctrine of cessationism should be maintained.

Table of Contents for Tongues are they for Today?

An introductory illustration and apology
Some Definitions
A brief historical background
An argument for cessationism
The Quest for an Elusive Proof Text
The Argument from the Nature of Tongues as “Signs of an Apostle”
The Argument from the Purpose of Tongues as Attesting New Revelation
The Argument from the Purpose of Tongues as Kingdom Markers
The Argument from the Biblical Function of the Tongues as Edifying the Church
Tongues as Incoherent, Inherently Meaningless Utterances8
Tongues Foisted upon the Whole Congregation.
Tongues Practiced Privately
Conclusion
Endnotes

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