Debate: Have the New Testament Gifts Ceased?

Following on the heels of the Strange Fire Conference held October 16-18, 2013 at John MacArthur’s Church, this debate was held Nov. 7, 2013 between an outspoken opponent of the Strange Fire Conference, Dr. Michael Brown and noted cessationist Dr. Sam Waldron.  Moderated by Dr. James White, the forum was entirely held online, which was a unique experience but nevertheless seemed to work effectively.  You may not walk away from this debate having your opinion on the matter changed, but it is worthwhile to hear some different views on the issue in order to understand it better.  Specifically note Dr. Waldron’s “Cascade Argument” which I was not familiar with before.


  • 1. Michael Brown (1) Opening – 15 min.
  • 2. Sam Waldron (2) Opening 15 min.
  • 3. (1) Rebuttal 10 min
  • 4. (2) Rebuttal 10 min
  • 5. Cross Examination (1) 15 min.
  • 6. Cross Examination (2) 15 min.
  • 7. Closing (1) 5 min.
  • 8. Closing (2) 5 min.


About the author

Christian saved by grace through faith.

Click in the box below to subscribe and get new content delivered straight to your inbox. Or leave a comment to join the discussion.

%d bloggers like this: