American Fundamental Dispensationalists reject the fact that the baptism with
the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit are for
today. But this is not at all surprising because it is
exactly what J. N. Darby believed and taught,
and C. I. Scofield stated - "Tongues and the sign
gifts are to cease, meanwhile they are to be used
"Scofield spins his prohibition to
cease from thin air. Nowhere do the Apostles, who
gave us instructions for this age, call for a
ceasing of the gifts of the Spirit. 'Wherefore,
brethren covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak
with tongues.' (I Cor. 14:39).
God set the ministry gifts in the
Church; apostles, prophets, gifts of healing, helps,
governments and diversities of tongues. These gifts
of the Spirit were to empower the church to carry
out the Great Commission.
Lennard Darbee makes a thought
provoking comment in Tongues the Dynamite of Go:
'Unlike ancient Israél, the Church no longer kills
the prophets, it simply ignores them, and it is no
so much the neglect of the fruits, but rather the
contempt of the gifts that hamstring the Church of
our day. Dies God go to great lengths describing the
gifts of the Spirit of which H would not have
us ignorant - line them up like ninepins and then
with love for a bowling ball, do away with them? We
are to desire spiritual gifts." (Lennar Darbee.
Tongues the Dynamite of God. pp. 26-27).
C. G. & E. M.
Weston. Analyzing Scofield