This article asks whether there has been an ecclesiastical shift away from spiritual gifts—especially believing and accepting that God still sends visions and dreams during this present period in history? Is the Holy Spirit continuing to speak to humans through visions and dreams? These questions will be answered, and the seven-element biblical model will be used to evaluate visions and dreams. I will review documents from the Ante Nicene Fathers, will look at the works of Martin Luther and John Wesley, and Adventist pioneers William Miller and Ellen White concerning dreams and visions. Documented dream experiences from Muslim cultures and the Seventh-day Adventist Church will conclude the study in order to provide further insights for testing present-day visions and dreams.
Adderley, Wilfred T. Sr.
"Historical Examples and Evaluations of Visions and Dreams,"
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