Spiritual Gifts

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by ktn4eg, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. ktn4eg

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    I was wondering when does a person receive a spiritual gift such as is outlined in (among other places in the NT) I Corinthians 12?

    Is he/she given that gift at birth but is only manifested once he/she gets saved? Does that person only receive that gift (or gifts) once he/she is saved?

    Can a person receive one spiritual gift and then later on receive another one as well?
     
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    An unbeliever does not have the Spirit, so we do not receive the gift until we are saved. I don't know how many gifts a person gets. It seems to me that people exhibit at least a couple of the gifts. The important things to remember are:
    1. They are given as God wills...not as we want.
    2. They are for the common good...not to puff ourself up.
     
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    Years ago our church took a test to determine each person's spiritual gifts. Don't laugh, this test really works.

    I don't know if this was the test we took, but it looks similar. I remember it was about 140 questions, so this might be the test. You can find simillar tests online.

    http://www.kodachrome.org/spiritgiftyouth/

    That was the youth test, here is the adult test.

    http://www.kodachrome.org/spiritgift/
     
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    After examining those tests I see they are from a Charismatic/Pentacostal point of view (tongues) and are not the tests we took years ago.

    Here is a better test for Baptists.

    http://www.elmertowns.com/spiritual_gifts_test/index.cfm?action=SPQ_instructions

    I took the test, took about 5 minutes, and basically got the same results from the test I took years ago, some slight changes.

    Try it for yourself.
     
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  5. ktn4eg

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    Winman--I've taken the adult test some time ago.

    My OP wasn't so much about determining what my own particular spiritual gift(s) might be, but rather when in a person's life he/she receives his/her spiritual gift(s).
     
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    Spiritual Gifts are given to Christians when they are saved, and distributed by the Holy Spirit as He so wills!

    NOT talents/skills etc natural to us....

    Per Hebrews...
     

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