About the Author
Dr. O. Palmer Robertson, pastor and Seminary teacher, currently Director of African Bible College, Uganda, argues from Scripture that preoccupation with tongues and prophecy shows a failure to grasp the fullness of New Testament privileges. The Christ of the Scriptures is the Final Word. All the church will ever need is to be found in him.
A Biblical response to the case for tongues and prophecy today. A call for freshness, spontaneity and life in worship has been resounding through the churches of the English-speaking world, together with a desire to hear God speaking here and now to his people. Many have called for a return to the pattern of worship found in 1 Corinthians 14, merging the biblical emphasis of the Reformation with the vitality of the modern Pentecostal and Charismatic movements.
O. Palmer Robertson has written a very succint book on the doctrine of the cessation of revelatory gifts. He deftly traces the prophetic office from the Old Covenant into the New and finds its completion in the "prophet like unto Moses," the Lord Jesus Christ. He also correctly identifies biblical "tongues" as a subset of prophecy from the Book of Acts and demonstrates biblically how the gift of tongues and prophecy were anticipated to cease even in New Testament times with the completed canon of Scripture. Biblical theology at its best - highly recommended.