There is No Such Thing as Spiritual Gifts (Kind of)

This is a good blog post here and I agree! 🙂

Andrew K. Gabriel

SPIRITUAL_GIFT_IMAGEHave you ever read a book or heard a sermon on the so-called “spiritual gifts.” There is actually no such thing. Go ahead. Search your Bible. You won’t find the phrase “spiritual gifts” anywhere.

Okay. You found it? But it isn’t in the original Greek language (the language that the New Testament was first written in). Let me explain.

Some Christians create a metaphorical box called “spiritual gifts.” That is, they list the gifts that are found in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14, Romans 12, Ephesians 4, and 1 Peter 4, and say that only those “gifts” that appear in these New Testament lists qualify as “spiritual gifts.” In this sense, some create a technical category called “spiritual gifts” to refer to a limited number of ways that the Spirit works. The result is that even though the Spirit might enable a person to be…

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2 responses to “There is No Such Thing as Spiritual Gifts (Kind of)

  1. In the same way, there are no 5 fold ministry gifts. (Eph). Paul uses the same three points around the gift lists in Romans, Eph and Cor.

    They being, God has a purpose for you, God will use you and no one misses out.

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