Continuationism is the belief that the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit taught in the Bible—prophecy, tongues, interpretation of tongues, healings, and miracles—have not ceased and are available for the believer today. At times this is referred to as the Charismatic Movement. Is continuationism biblical or is cessationism biblical? Let the article explain.
In order to give a theological reflection on Neo-Pentecostalism or the charismatic movement, this article gives five characteristics that characterizes the movement, twelve affirmations that the movement seeks to stand for, and ten defects within the movement. This article explains them all. This is part one of the reflection; please also read part two for a complete reflection.