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I'm only aware of a single case where this has been claimed to have happened. This is a first-hand account by Dr. David Petts, whose personal website can be found here. In short, an Irish woman spoke in tongues, Dr. Petts gave the interpretation and a student from Burkina Faso confirmed that the woman spoke in Mooré and that Dr. Petts's interpretation was ...


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Kydd makes the point that the spiritual gifts no longer "fitted" the now wealthier Christian communities. Perhaps the reason is that now they were no longer desperate for relief from the world, just as in our Western society. Therefore, they could depend on their own strength to get along.


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The answer seems indeed to be John Chrysostom (meaning Golden Mouth), the famous fourth century church father, theologian, liturgist, and preacher, who wrote commentaries on almost every single book in the New Covenant, the main reason for this residing in the fact that none of the previous systematical exegetical works contain a commentary on the two ...


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I have heard of a modern occurrenced where a word was spoken (in English) at a multinational meeting and afterward a friend went to talk to the one that gave it. He was surprised to find that the speaker didn't speak English and was indeed speaking through the Spirit. This would haven't happened somewhere in the 1980-90s. However, this was not documented ...


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With apologies for only responding to your question at the "11th hour" I submit this account which may be relevant: Directly after the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in Jerusalem at Pentecost, there is an account of how Peter, who was filled with the Holy Spirit, was enabled to witness to the High Priest and other ruler and elders. It's in ...


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We generally don’t feel a need to explain them. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn’t claim a monopoly on experiences with God (see Alma 29:8). The church does, however, make the significant claim of being the church directly organized & led by Jesus Christ and invested with His authorized priesthood power. That’s a bold claim. I ...


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Its not 100% clear who gets what gift, when, or in what amount. LDS scripture in D&C 46:26 says: 26 And all these gifts come from God, for the benefit of the children of God. And as quoted in OP: Those who are not baptized can still experience some of the Power of the Holy Ghost, receive certain Revelations, and feel the influence of the Light of ...


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Terminology The Gift of the Holy Ghost can be a confusing topic in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, not because the doctrine is especially complex, but rather because we don't have well-defined terms. For example, in the section you quoted, the following terms were used: Holy Ghost The Power of the Holy Ghost Revelation The Gift of the Holy ...


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Millions have been documented, including myself, as having the Acts 2 experience. Most of the time though, God does not need the gift of diverse kinds of tongues (various known languages) because He fills the locals en masse with His Spirit. It would not be wise for God to send His Spirit with the Chinese dialect in a Mississippi congregation (obviously).


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Preterists vary in beliefs. The preterists that teach secession of the gifts are exclusive, but not all full preterists teach it. Those that have the Holy Ghost only teach Christ returned in "the dust clouds of the Roman horses", but never ceased giving the gifts of the Spirit.


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It is not clear what percentage of full-preterists view the 'perfect' St. Paul is referring to here as events around AD 70. It is difficult to find significant full-preterist commentary on this particular passage. My natural reading of 1 Corinthians 13:8-12, and my best guess, is that St. Paul is referring to Heaven. In Heaven, it seems natural to say we see ...


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Whilst agreeing that discernment and prayer is vital when contemplating what ministry God has called a Christian to, it might be useful to first consider what forms ministry can take. Not all are called to become ministers, pastors or priests. Not all are called to preach from a pulpit. The purpose of ministry is to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians ...


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How do Christians discern if they are being called by God to ministry, and what ministry specifically? Discernment for a particular ministry usually takes several years to ascertain. It is not something that Christians simply wake up and say ”I am going to be a minister or a priest!” The number one thing to do is to pray over the during the time of ...


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