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There is, perhaps, no other doctrine of the church that is shrouded in uncertainty and controversy than the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. For centuries it has been misused and misinterpreted, push aside and covered up, mocked and ridiculed. The Church and others have even martyred believers for their extreme views. However, if the Holy Spirit is a part of the Holy Trinity and a vital part of our orthodoxy, then it should be imperative for us to know it’s workings in the lives of mankind? One question that Christians have dealt with for centuries concerns the purpose of the Holy Spirit.
In this paper, we will discuss what the various gifts are, what each groups believes should be done with these gifts, and what would be an accurate and reasonable position for the modern church to hold on this sensitive issue. For the church, an accurate and reasonable position for the modern church to hold is one that the gifts are alive and active, but should be used in extreme caution. Before a discussion on the various groups can take place, a general survey of the gifts mentioned in Scripture and their original purpose is required. Every theologian has his or her own system of grouping the gifts together, but for this paper, the grouping used by the Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible will be the primary group system. The Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible groups the spiritual gifts into four different lists: gifts of revelation, gifts of healing and power, gifts of leadership, and gifts of service.
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