In his Dialogue With Trypho he writes “For the prophetical gifts remain with us even to the present time”1

Later in the same work, he says, “Now it is possible to see among us women and men who possess gifts of the Spirit of God.” 2

In another work called The Second Apology of Justin, he speaks of the ability of Christians in his day to cast out demons and minister healing:

“For numberless demoniacs throughout the whole world, and in your city, many of our Christian men exorcising them in the name of Jesus Christ, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, have healed and do heal, rendering helpless and driving the possessing devils out of the men.” 3


1. Gordon Fee, The First Epistle to the Corinthians, 607.

2. Hans Von Campenhausen, Ecclesiastical Authority and Spiritual Power in the Churches of the First Three Centuries, 58.

3. Hans Kung, Apostolic Succession: Rethinking A Barrier To Unity, 35.

Eddie L Hyatt. 2000 Years Of Charismatic Christianity: A 21st century look at church history from a pentecostal/charismatic prospective