Was the Apostle Paul a Cessationist?

[Much of the following is from my new book, Solving the Samaritan Riddle: Peter's Kingdom Keys Explain Spirit Baptism, which is being published by Wipf and Stock Publishers to be released this fall.]I was saved in a Nazareen Church when I was thirteen years old. But I began my theological education in a Bible church when I was an eighteen-year old freshman in college. At my new church, I soon learned about spiritual gifts in the New Testament (NT). They are listed as follows: Romans 12.6–8; 1 … [Read more...]

My First Journal Article

I am happy to report that, today, the Journal of Pentecostal Theology accepted my article submission for publication in their fall issue this year. This article is about eight pages in length and similar in content to my post on this blog on November 1, 2013, which is entitled "Jesus' Kingdom Keys Explain Spirit Baptism." Furthermore, this article addresses the primary distinctive in Pentecostalism, which Pentecostals call "subsequence," that baptism with the Holy Spirit occurs sometime after … [Read more...]

My Next New Book Will Be About Spirit Baptism

I would have never thought I would write a book about Spirit baptism. My next book about this is finished and has been accepted for publication by Wipf and Stock Publishers. They are a print-on-demand house that specializes in publishing and reprinting theological books. They are only about twenty years old, yet they now have the largest booth each year at the Book Exhibit Hall of the combined Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR). … [Read more...]

Peter’s Kingdom Keys Explain Spirit Baptism

One of the foremost events in the history of the Jesus Movement--which later developed into the Christian religion--was that on the first Day of Pentecost after Jesus’ death and resurrection the Holy Spirit came upon his disciples at Jerusalem and they were "speaking in tongues” (Gr. glossalalia) in partial fulfillment of Joel 3.28. We read about it in Acts 2. Luke, the author, explains that the disciples spoke foreign languages unknown to them, but known to the thousands of Diaspora Jews who wer … [Read more...]


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