Q. Some say spiritual gifts were only for the apostolic era. Others say they continue in our time. Does the Bible say when the laying on of hands and the expression of spiritual gifts will cease?
A. According to 1 Cor 13:8-12 the gifts of the Spirit were given to the Church for use during the Church Age. At the rapture, these gifts will cease because we’ll no longer need them. Paul compared our current understanding of spiritual things to that of a child’s understanding of life in general, but said when we’re perfected we’ll put our childish understanding behind us because then we’ll know fully even as we’re fully known.