Spiritual Gifts

We believe that spiritual gifts are divine enablement for spiritual service given by God to every Christian.  We believe that, although God is free to give any gift at any time, some spiritual gifts were unique in nature and purpose.  These gifts were primarily intended for the founding of the infant Church.  The giving and exercising of these gifts is not now the norm, nor necessary for personal or corporate spiritual growth.  These sign gifts include speaking in tongues, interpreting tongues, the gift of healing, and the gift of miracles.  (Acts 2:6-11; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31; 14:20-22; Ephesians 2:20; 4:7-16; Hebrews 2:3-4; 1 Peter 4:10-11)