That goes for Peter, Paul, James, Phillip, Nathaniel, Lydia and many others who spoke to G-d directly. Amazing how a little piece of paper can make someone think they have the answers to it all. So many enter colleges with a belief in G-d and graduate believing Darwin’s theory is a fact. One-half of the Protestant church believes in sign gifts while the other half does not. For those who do not, take a lesson from Paul.
1 Corinthians 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
(12) And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
Jesus had this to say (NOT THAT WHAT HE SAYS IS IMPORTANT IN TODAY’S CULTURE ASK ANY HIGH RANKING CATHOLIC OFFICIAL. BUY THE BOOK “WHY THEY CHANGED THE BIBLE“.) Mark 16:15-18 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
To refer to half the church as delusional places you in danger of the judgment and you must know in your heart you are doing it without saying it. Matthew 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Yes we see that Paul no longer is able to heal as time progresses, he also tells us not to consider ourselves better than another. From Paul’s letter to the Romans we hear these words. “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith G-d has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.” These words remind us of the sin of pride and the importance of our relationship one to another.
To rob G-d of any glory is to rob G-d of glory. I believe G-d can call on any one of us at anytime to provide a spirit of faith and to lay hands on the sick. G-d never slumbers or sleeps and He is always the same yesterday today and forever.
So you who do not speak in a tongue forbid not those who do. If you think that those who do not are not as spiritual you have an equal amount of repentance to perform. G-d can work with clay but the iron will be left behind to be tempered as with fire. For the goal is and always has been to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and to be Born Again. Before my own conversion I spoke as a truck driver, today I am a truck driver and speak knowing G-d is listening because I know that He is. I am in the transportation industry at this time for a good reason it is a sign and a gift.