Spiritual Gifts

A new Barna survey reveals that 21% of “Christians who have heard of spiritual gifts” claim to have a spiritual gift that is not listed in the Bible. This is brilliant!

I have long been annoyed with Christians who claim spiritual gifts that are not spiritual gifts. Most think spiritual gifts are talents, like singing. Spiritual gifts are things you are not naturally good at that suddenly take place now that you are Spirit indwelt.

Spiritual gifts are things that edify others. Just because you are “good” at something does not mean the church has to sit around and watch you, like interpretive dance. Here’s my interpretation, “Go home.”

The funniest non-biblical spiritual gift claim was “compromise.” Nice.

HT: strange herring

2 thoughts on “Spiritual Gifts”

  1. i brenember back in baptist prison camp, we had to take that spiritual gift test and my top gift came back as “wisdom.” oh yeah, baby. that is an excellent gift to have in baptist high school. especially since all our gifts were read out loud by the teacher. boo-ya.

  2. I completely agree to your point that Spiritual gifts are things that edify others and the funniest non-biblical spiritual gift claim was “compromise.” Very Nice Blog

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