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SPIRITUAL GIFTS: ARE THEY AVAILABLE TODAY?

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant (1 Corinthians 12:1).  The spiritual gifts in this passage are the miraculous powers, such as prophesying, speaking in tongues (other languages), healing the sick, and raising the dead.  Are such gifts still available to people today?  We must not be ignorant concerning this important matter.  Therefore, let us search the Scriptures for the truth about spiritual gifts.      Continue reading

Three Questions About Speaking In Tongues – by Jim Dearman (Questions 2 and 3)

Question #2. “Who was able to speak in tongues during New Testament times?” There were three groups in the New Testament who could speak in tongues, or languages they had never studied. The first group was the apostles, as we have already noted. They received the baptism of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost which gave them this power. Continue reading

Who was able to speak in tongues during New Testament times?

There were three groups in the New Testament who could speak in tongues, or languages they had never studied. The first group was the apostles, as we have already noted. They received the baptism of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost which gave them this power. The second group included those people to whom the apostles gave this power by laying their hands on them.  This is the way this miraculous gift was given. One example of this is seen in Acts 19. Continue reading