How far this study goes beyond scratching the surface is greatly dependent on the interest of the visiting readers.
There are two opposing views as to whether or not the gifts of the Spirit are in operation today. Here is what a well known Bible teacher/scholar/theologian has to say:
The following video goes into much more detail into explaining the view of cessationists:
After listening to this Strange Fire Question and Answer Session, it seems that along with throwing the baby out with the bathwater–an old English proverb, these panelists have clearly shown what their conclusion is: Cessation of tongues, prophecy, knowledge and other gifts of the Spirit.
The video clips that were shown in the Strange Fire Pane Question and Answer, Session 1 video above is, no doubt, a no-brainer for any true, born-again, non-deceived Christian to be able to quickly see as false and not of God. So, who is telling the truth in the next two videos, Dan Mohler or the cessationist?
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. -Hosea 4:6 – KJV Bible
Christianity’s comfortable co-existence with the spirit of this age is a result of church leadership failing God’s plan.
The word “knowledge”, as used in the verse above, is defined as follows:
Strong’s H3045 – יָדַע
yâda‛ (pronounced yaw-dah’)
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.): – acknowledge, acquaintance (-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, [un-] awares, can [-not], certainly, for a certainty, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be [ig-] norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to, let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have [knowledge], (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have [understanding], X will be, wist, wit, wot.
Therefore (or, the definition is there/here for a reason), if one happens to be unaware of a danger it is because of the will–the will to choose between knowing and not knowing.
Experience has taught some “believers” that knowledge, concerning the heart and origin of any given deception perpetrated upon us all, is rejected by most. Why is it that the warning, “(B)ecause thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children” is almost never considered or mentioned from behind the pulpit? Is there a need for some examples of things we should know and understand? Closely listen to the sermons on this page and see for yourself, by rejecting knowledge or receiving it, if you are truly one of His, a true born-again believer of Jesus Christ, our only Savior.
The following video is suppose to be a critique or proofs that the video, “What Must I Do To Be Saved?” is full of false teaching. The video (below) is provided by KJV1611, who I use for scripture references when hovering (with your mouse pointer) over a scripture reference on this site (I also have a KJV1611 video on this site’s homepage). As you would know, if you’ve read this site well enough, there are things that both of these men teach that I disagree with but if I chose not to think of these as brethren in Christ because of disagreements and they were to do the same with me, then we would all be isolated from one another. I don’t “know” everything and neither do you. How can we ever come together in Christ Jesus if we accuse our brothers as being false believers. Now, having said that, there are such ones to not have fellowship with. It is up to each of us to “know” who they are.
May God continue to bless us with knowing and desiring the truth.