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Seventh-day Adventists rely on the Bible heavily. So if asked what is our understanding and use of the gifts of the Spirit, then a verse such as 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 sums it well. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11: But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the ...


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These verses, read in isolation, do seem contradictory. However, sense can be made of them by reading chapter 14 as a whole. Paul is aware of a strong belief in speaking in tongues, and is tactfully opposing the practice, suggesting prophecy as a better alternative. In 1 Corinthians 14:4, Paul says "Whoever speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but whoever ...


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The three verses, read in isolation, do seem contradictory. However, sense can be made of them by reading chapter 14 as a whole. Paul is aware of a strong belief in speaking in tongues, and is tactfully opposing the practice, suggesting prophecy as a better alternative. In 1 Corinthians 14:4, Paul says "Whoever speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but ...


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As set out in the various scriptures quoted above, the whole tenor of scripture is a presumption that the gifts of the Holy Spirit form a normal ongoing part of church life. To make a case otherwise involves a decision to take scriptures like 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 away from the straightforward meaning of the words.


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I would let the Scripture speak for me: Peter clearly says that in the last days God shall pour out His Spirit. Though he applied the verse to indicate the outpouring of God's Spirit at his own time, last days would mean this time period as well (dual application) Acts 2:17 - 18: And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out ...


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Here are some of my thoughts on this: 1) John 20:21 "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." Jesus' ministry included much healing. If we are sent as Jesus was, wouldn't we also be sent with the ability to heal? 2) Matt 28: 19-20 "Therefore go and make disciples ... 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Jesus had sent ...


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This is from Why I Am a Continuationist by Sam Storms: New Testament evidence of miraculous gifts among Christians who are not apostles. In other words, numerous non-apostolic men and women, young and old, across the breadth of the Roman Empire consistently exercised these gifts of the Spirit (and Stephen and Philip ministered in the power of ...



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