Since Jesus Doesn’t Change, Does That Mean Miraculous Gifts Are For Today?

Many like to use Hebrews 13:8 (“Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, And Today, And For Ever”) to say that since Jesus doesn’t change, then the operation of the miraculous gifts would never change either, therefore we still should have the miraculous gifts today.

It is true Jesus never changes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the operation of gifts never changes, because Jesus and the operation of gifts are two different things.

For example, Heb 13:8 says Jesus is the same for ever, but passages like Heb 7:12 teach the law has changed (e.g., animal sacrifices are no longer required). That means the law has changed even though Jesus hasn’t. So why can’t the operation of gifts also change even though Jesus hasn’t?

Another illustration: those who believe the miraculous gifts are still in operation believe they will cease when Jesus comes back, but Jesus stays the “same … for ever” (Heb 13:8) even beyond his second coming. This shows the fact that Jesus never changes does not necessarily mean the gifts will never cease.

Read I Cor 13:8-13 to see that the miraculous have ceased.


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