Why should we believe that the spectacular, miraculous and revelatory spiritual gifts have ceased?
God does supernatural miracles today. But these miracles and the works of the Holy Spirit today aren’t of the same category as that of the apostolic age. The spiritual gifts of the apostolic age … were for the purpose of establishing the church. They also laid the foundation of the apostolic teachings and were the means God used to reveal himself to humans. Miracles today are of a different, special category, and thus are not means for a new revelation. They don’t add a new revelation to that which God has already accomplished in Christ and recorded for us in the Bible… So, the Holy Spirit throughout the ages gave supernatural gifts that had revelatory purposes for establishing the Christian faith, and they ceased by the end of recording the revelation in the Holy Scriptures.