Recently a friend asked the question: How do you respond to someone who uses the last part of Mark 16 to support miracles today?
I would show them how the scripture, Mark 16:17-18, testifies that the miraculous powers would follow those who believe, but, it does not tell how long those powers would follow God’s children.
Acts 2:39 recounts how long the promise was to be in effect. The promise was only for two generations, to “you and your children.” Some argue that the “all that are afar off” refers to unlimited time. However, that is not what the scriptures teach. The Greek word for “afar off’ is Strong’s #3112 (makran) –literally “at a distance.”