The spiritual gifts of prophecy, speaking in tongues and healing seemed to have disappeared from the mainstream of the church’s life by the middle of the third century. Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, and Tertullian all testify to the continuing experience of… Read More ›
We Believe In The Holy Spirit
What Is the Purpose of Spiritual Gifts?
The purpose of charismatic gifts is primarily the edification of the whole church, and, secondarily, the conviction and conversion of unbelievers. The once popular view that the charismata were given for the founding of the church and ceased during the 4th century when it became strong enough to continue without their assistance is contrary to historical evidence.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Gifts of the Spirit are special abilities provided by the Holy Spirit to Christians for the purpose of building up the body of Christ.
We Believe In The Holy Spirit – Lesson 1
Examines the Holy Spirit as a full and equal member of the Godhead.
We Believe In The Holy Spirit – Lesson 2
Focuses on the Holy Spirit’s activity in the creation as a whole.
We Believe In The Holy Spirit – Lesson 3
Explores the Holy Spirit’s work within the community of God’s covenant people.
We Believe In The Holy Spirit – Lesson 4
Looks at the Holy Spirit’s work of applying salvation to individual believers.