Quote from: Hisgirl on March 17, 2019, 09:54:06 amTo Balance: Actually, Billy Graham wasn't a Cessationist, as many believe.
He wrote a book called The Holy Spirit.
Here are just a few quotes from him and the accompanying page numbers:
From Billy Graham's own words:
Page 215 - To summarize...there is no doubt in my mind there is a gift of healing. There needs to be caution and discernment, though, because there are frauds and charlatans.
Page 217 - And today when the gospel is proclaimed on the frontiers of the Christian faith that approximate the first century situation, miracles still sometimes accompany the advance of the gospel. As indicated by both prophets Hosea and Joel, as we approach the end of the age we may expect miracles to increase.
Page 218 - ...as we approach the end of the age, I believe we will see a dramatic recurrence of signs and wonders which will demonstrate the power of God to a skeptical world. Just as the powers of satan are being unleashed with greater intensity, so I believe God will allow signs and wonders to be performed.
Page 234 - Indeed, tongues is a gift of the Spirit. When those who speak in tongues misuse it so that it becomes divisive, it indicates a lack of love. And those who forbid it do the church a disservice because they appear to contradict the teaching of the apostle Paul.
Page 235 - The sign gifts - healings, miracles and tongues probably attracted as much attention in 1st century. They also caused confusion and abuses as today. Nevertheless, God the Holy Spirit gave them to some within church to be used for His glory. They must never be exploited for selfish reasons nor must they ever become sources of either division or pride. They should be used strictly in accordance with principles God set forth in the Bible. If God chooses to give these gifts to some today, pray they will be used for the common good and furtherance of the Kingdom