Pneumatology -- Spiritual Gifts
What are spiritual gifts, and what is their purpose?
The reason for and definition of "spiritual gifts" is not always agreed upon among Christians and even among Christian theologians. At the very least spiritual gifts are a subject for deep discussion and debate. Christianity expert Mary Fairchild explains that in 1 Corinthians 12, the Bible says that spiritual gifts are given according to God's sovereign will. "There are certain kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them" (1 Corinthians 12:4); and 1 Corinthians goes on to explain that one spiritual gift is given for "the common good," another spiritual gift is for "wisdom"; another spiritual gift is for "knowledge"; another is for the "gift of healing"; and other spiritual gifts are for "miraculous powers… prophecy… speaking in tongues & #8230; and the "interpretation of tongues" (1 Corinthians 12: 7-11).
Jesus had the power to cast out demons "by the finger of God," and Christ's power was a gift given to him by "the Spirit of God" (Elwell, Holy Spirit, 569). Fairchild writes that "generally speaking, spiritual gifts are God-given graces (special abilities, offices, or manifestations) meant for works of service, to benefit and build up the body of Christ as a whole" (Fairchild, 2011). On page...
But the "Fruit" of the spirit is simply "the expression of our renewed nature as it is seen by others" (Wynn-Grove). In Galatians 5:22-23, the scripture explains that the fruit of the spirit is "…love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, self-control…" (Wynn-Grove). The fruit of the spirit is what results from spiritual gifts, what people do with those gifts,…
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