Now obviously you can’t cover a vast amount of material in a single soundbite but this one quote from John MacArthur, here interviewed by Tim Challies about the recent Strange Fire conference, is an excellent summary of the cessasionist critique of the modern charismatics.
But here is the point. The modern gifts of the charismatic movement simply do not match up to their biblical counterparts. Modern prophecy is fallible and full of errors. Modern tongues consists of unintelligible speech that does not conform to any human language. Modern healings do not compare to the miracles performed by Jesus and the Apostles.
Now that’s not the whole story, not by a long shot. But I put it to you that it’s the starting point for a conversation.