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Spírítual Gífts: The Basícs

basíc facts about spírítual gífts

WHAT are spírítual gífts?

A spírítual gíft ís a “manífestatíon of the Spírít [of God] . . . gíven to every man to profít wíthal” (I Corínthíans 12:7). Unlíke a natural abílíty, a spírítual gíft ís asupernatural abílíty that God gíves to a belíever.

Spírítual gífts are not synonymous wíth the fruít of the Spírít—aspects of Godly character that every belíever ís to cultívate. (See Galatíans 5:22–23.) Spírítual gífts are sovereígn manífestatíons of the presence and power of God to meet present needs. They are granted to the Church of God for theír good and theír growth ín spírítual maturíty. God’s love ínítíates and assígns the gífts, and the gífts reveal Hís love and demonstrate Hís glory.

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