I have been reading many blogs and web pages that talk about Cessation of Spiritual Gifts, or that the gifts where no longer valid and used today only during the time of the Apostles. I find it interesting that the only scripture they use is in 1 Cor 13:
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
For sake of argument they say verse 10 is talking about the bible when the New Testament was written the gifts where passed away (I guess the old Testament was not perfect in their sight yet) well let’s look remembering if one passes away then all listed should have as well.
It says “whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish” has knowledge passed away Spiritual or mental? No by no means.
The word knowledge there in the orginal Greek is “gnosis” which means : 1; Knowledge that reflects general intelligence , understanding 2; the general knowledge of Christian religion 3; The deeper more perfect and enlarged knowledge of this religion, such as belongs to the more advanced 4; esp. Of things lawful and unlawful for Christians. 5; Moral living such as seen in right living
The most interesting thing about this is verse 8 where it says knowledge will vanish away, last I checked knowledge is still around both head knowledge and spiritual knowledge and people are increasing in it daily as the bible said they would in the last days.
“Daniel 12: 4 But you oh Daniel, shut up the words, seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased”
My simple point is this, if if prophecies fail, if tongues shall cease , then knowledge should have vanished as well. The very scripture they give as proof to back their theory has plainly shown quite the opposite, Daniel says it will be around until the end time and increase, not vanish with the Apostles. How could we study Gods word or even read without knowledge both mental and spiritual we would not have the capacity to even understand the “perfect” word of God spiritually or mentally.
When that which is perfect comes…..come Lord Jesus….when He returns we will no longer need prophecy, tongues, knowledge or the bible.