Signs Shall Follow
| Many are constantly
looking for special "signs" from God. God gave the apostles
miraculous powers that were to be signs that would confirm the message
they preached (Mark 16:17). But once the Word was confirmed these signs
ceased (1 Cor. 13; Heb. 2:3,4). Those who claim to perform miracles as
signs today cannot, do not, will not do what was done by those who were
truly empowered to perform signs. A notable gospel preacher of the past
contended, "Where goes the claim must go the demonstration." The
claims keep coming. The demonstrations never follow.
Those to whom miraculous powers were given have died (apostles and those on whom they laid their hands). The purpose for them has been accomplished (the Word is confirmed). No additional truth will be revealed (Jude 3; Acts 20:27; Gal. 1:8,9). All this blabber about more and more signs ignores Scripture.