In this first installment of an interview with blogger Tim Challies, John MacArthur articulates the case for cessationism concisely and convincingly (in my view), while also defending the Strange Fire conference. Even if one is convinced that Scripture teaches all the spiritual gifts continue, I think one would be hard pressed to make a case that the sub-par prophecy and tongues and so-called miracles we see happening today in the movement are even close to matching the New Testament descriptions of these phenomena. See also my previous post, The Main Point of Strange Fire was Correct and Needed.
Further resources on Strange Fire & Cessationism:
The Cessation of the Sign Gifts by Thomas R. Edgar
What Cessationism is Not by Nathan Busenitz
Where Have All the Spiritual Gifts Gone? A Defense of Cessationism by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.
Cessationism by Willem Berends
The Cessation of the Charismata by B.B. Warfield
Strange Fire Conference #1: personal by Dan Phillips @pyromaniacs
Strange Fire Conference #2: Session 1, John MacArthur by Dan Phillips @pyromaniacs
Strange Fire Conference #3: Joni Eareckson Tada and R. C. Sproul by Dan Phillips @pyromaniacs
Strange Fire Conference #4: Steve Lawson on Calvin and the Charismatics by Dan Phillips @pyromaniacs
Strange Fire Conference #5: Conrad Mbewe by Dan Phillips @pyromaniacs
Lessons Learned at Strange Fire by Tim Challies