The gift of tongues is, quite possibly, the most misunderstood of the apostolic gifts in scripture. The general impression in the church today is that the gift of tongues is the ability to speak unintelligible ecstatic utterances that are incomprehensible to those listening. Typically, proponents will characterize this as a ‘private prayer language’, ‘angelic language’ … Continue reading Tongues: What Is It and Is It Available Today?
If members of the Charismatic movement are to be believed, there are those walking among us who are gifted by the Holy Spirit with the ability to heal various maladies, diseases, and injuries. Christians from denominations dating before 1960 have been skeptical of these claims, however. Unsurprisingly, this has engendered some small degree of controversy. … Continue reading Does Anyone Have the Gift of Healing Today?
The topic of spiritual gifts is a hot topic in the church today, one fraught with emotion and sacred cows. Prophecy is, I believe, the most important of these gifts to get right because, if we get it wrong, it carries great danger to the church. I realize this is a controversial issue, but if … Continue reading Is Prophecy a Gift for Today?