Thursday, January 15, 2009

Article of Faith 7

7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.

We do believe that the gifts of the spirit are still manifest today. There are some who believe that those manifestations only occurred in Bible times. But we believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that He continues to bless His children in these times, as He did in olden times.

The gifts of the spirit are many. In 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 we read about some of the gifts available:
"7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. "

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