This is probably too ambitious, and I probably don't have the time.
That rousing beginning uttered: Continusmatics keep recycling the same lame challenges and comebacks and evasions that have already been answered over and over. Though each quip has been killed dead more times than Freddy and Jason combined, they're always pulled out of a hat as if they'd just sprung fresh from Zeus' brow, never heard before, never answered even once (let alone myriad times), and always produced with the invincible air of the Aha.
This happens a lot in Twitter, where I guess I get followers (or non-following drive-bys) who don't know who I am and haven't actually read any of the dozens of articles I've ever written on these subjects. So I've taken simply not to wasting my time on folks who don't "follow" me, because there's no context there, and I've no time to do each lazy challenger's research for him.
So in that all, I've often thought it'd be nice just to be able to give a link, say "Read #47," and be done with it. Create a master post, with as many comebacks and/or links as I can manage, maybe let it grow like the Axioms post, and use it.
HERE ARE THE RULES, AND LO! THEY ARE RULEY-RULES:
- Anyone (who hasn't been banned) can play. Charismatic, non-, apostolic, third-wave, tenth-degree, 49th parallel, second amendment... whatever.
- But the comment must be one sentence long or I will delete it. Comment as many times as warranted, but each comment must be one sentence long, and must be what the next rule says it must be.
- The comment is and must be only something a Charismatic says either to defend, go on offense for, or dodge the implications of his position.
- For examples, see below.
So I'll start it with these examples:
- God still heals.
- The Bible says "earnestly desire to prophesy" (1 Cor. 14:39)
- The Bible says "do not forbid speaking in tongues" (1 Cor. 14:39)
- The Bible says "do not despise prophecies" (1 Thess. 5:20)
- The Bible says "do not quench the Spirit" (1 Thess. 5:19)
- No verse says the gifts have ceased.
- No verse says the gifts would cease with the closing of the Canon.
- A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.
- There were prophecies in the Bible that weren't added to Scripture.
- We aren't claiming to write Scripture.
- NT prophecy is different from OT prophecy.
- Saying that prophecy should be tested and sifted (1 Thess. 5:21) and discerned (1 Cor. 14:29) proves it is different from OT prophecy.
- Great Man A had a weird experience that's hard to explain, so the gifts are still around.
- Some Continusmatic wrote an answer to your answer of #___.