In Matthew 12:38, the scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus for “another sign” not long after he had healed the sick and a demon-possessed man who was also blind. Jesus responded:
“An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign but none will be given except the sign of the prophet Jonah“
That “sign” was when Jesus would rise from the grave to prove His deity and God’s power over sin and death.
Many Christians and churches today are continually seeking more signs and wonders. Let’s be clear: some are sincere believers in Christ, but their continual need for additional signs and miracles testifies to the weakness of their faith in the completed work of Jesus on the cross. We look at a critique from The Gospel Coalition regarding Bethel Church in Redding, California and its leaders Bill and and Beni Johnson, and we discuss the pitfalls of this charismatic movement.