Many Christians Claim Unbiblical Spiritual Gifts, Survey Finds
A surprising number of Americans who said they were familiar with spiritual gifts identified ones that are not listed in the Bible as gifts, a new survey found.
About one-fifth (21 percent) of respondents who said they have heard of spiritual gifts claimed to have gifts such as a sense of humor, singing, health, life, happiness, patience, a job, a house, compromise, premonition, creativity, and clairvoyance â€“ ones that are not among those deemed to be spiritual gifts in the passages of Scripture that teach about gifts, according to a Barna Group report released Monday....
Not ALL gifts or spiritual gifts are Holy-Spiritual Gifts; especially "rogerant's" 'Pink' gift to "hiedmi williges" !
Sounds like he may have given him a "pink cadillac" or something. I just hope it wasn't "pink" as in "communist pink(o)" !
While growing up I was always told that "pink" was for girls and "light blue" was for boys--as I still wear "light blue" shirts over "pink" ones everytime !
Nevertheless, My Christian Br./Friend JV has genuinely received Gifts from God.
In My last visit with Him; He told me that a FALSE perception among people, especially Christians, is that "there is a 'evil' power of Satan--and there is a 'good' power of God". JV said that ALL Power & Authority Comes From ALMIGHTY GOD; and ofcourse from Whom HE gives it or bestows it to.
JV said that "gifts" from God can be "misused" or "abused". He made it clear, though, that The Authorized Biblical Gifts & Callings of ALMIGHTY GOD Are WITHOUT REPENTANCE !
I asked JV about 1 John 5:7. He said YES, OFCOURSE, IT'S THE AUTHORIZED HOLY BIBLE / SCRIPTURES & THE VERY WORD(S) OF ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF !
He also said 1 John 5:7 is A FOUNDATIONAL OR FUNDAMENTAL AUTHORIZED BIBLICAL DOCTRINAL SCRIPTURE LIKE 2 Timothy 3:16 & 1 Timothy 3:16 ARE: AS IS, OFCOURSE St. John 3:16 !
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Gil Rugh said or, wrote: ....There is a profound difference between the mind of the believer and the unbeliever. The mind of the unbeliever is depraved, futile and unable to comprehend God and His revelation. The mind of the believer has been made new and is able to recognize, understand and obey the revelation of God.
What Paul is stressing is the absolute necessity of the functioning of mind of the believer, in all aspects of life, including worship and service....
[URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=62807154426]]]Our Mind & the Use of Our Gifts[/URL]