Take the Spiritual Gifts test!

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  1. Ben W

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    There are several Spiritual Gifts tests online, here is a Baptist one that I have found that appears to have the complete list, many of the lists that I found did not seem keen to include what some people call the sign gifts, yet this is complete.

    http://www.buildingchurch.net/g2s-i.htm

    Anyway, here is how I did, in a general order yet several times two or three had the same score. Why not give it a go and see how you do?

    1, Discerning of Spirits
    2, Evangelism
    3, Mercy
    4, Tongues
    5, Prophecy
    6, Exhortation
    7, Faith
    8, Teaching
    9, Knowledge
    10, Healing
    11, Intercession
    12, Leadership
    13, Shepherd
    14, Ekballism
    15, Administration
    16, Apostle
    17, Giving
    18, Helps
    19, Miracles
    20, Service
    21, Hospitality
    22, Voluntary Poverty
    23, Missionary
     
  2. donnA

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    I've done many spiritual gifts surveys, usually I am, adminstration, teaching, shepharding, and knowledge.

    I scored
    17 each shepharding, teaching, knowledge,
    14 adminstration
    12 discerning spirits
    11 leadership
    10 wisdom and exortation
    9 prophecy
    8 service
    7 faith
    6 each helps, intercession
    5 apostle, mercy
    1 healing, voluntary poverty, miracles
    0 tongues,missionary, giving, hospitality, interpeting tongues
     
  3. donnA

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    I think it all depends on how the writer of the survey defines each gift.
     
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    1) Discerning of Spirits
    2) Knowledge
    3) Wisdom
    4) Leadership
    5) Administration
    6) Service
    7) Faith
    8) Helps
    9) Mercy
    10)Ekballism
     
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    Regular Baptists or should I say conservative Baptists don't accept the miraculous gifts such as tongues, knowledge and healing period. If someone really spoke in tongues in a Baptist church they would quickly remove that person from their church as a trouble maker "disturbing" their service.
     
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    My top ones:

    Service
    Leadership
    Administration

    I got a 0 on tongues and their interpretation -- several things got 2 or 3

    What is Ekballism???
     
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    My dominant ones according to the test are:

    Showing Mercy and Evangelism.

    Now get out of my way, I gotta get home.

    LOL
     
  8. donnA

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    Never heard if till now either,


    5. Ekballism: "The special ability that God gives certain members of the Body of Christ to cast out demons and evil spirits" in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Traditionally, this gift is known as exorcism, which comes from the Greek work, exorkizo, and means to extract by an oath. In spiritual terms this infers the incantations and spells used by pagans to extract the demonic. Scripturally, this term is only used in relation to the demonic to describe the sons of Sceva's work (Acts 19:13). Wherever Jesus, an apostle, or other believer casts out a demon, the greek term is ekballo, which means to eject, pluck out, or send away. This term is command-driven, and not dependent upon a formula. In Christian life, the term ekballism demonstrates the power we have in Jesus, and minimizes the need for a formula to accomplish Christ's work. Ekballism is a term to separate the power of Christ from the confusion of spiritism around the world.
    This gift is a sign gift. Jesus gave His apostles the authority to cast out demons (Mark 3:14, 15; 6:13), and the gift was used during the earliest days of the church (Acts 15:16; 16:16-18). Although western society often excuses spiritual powers with rational explanations, there is no reason to believe that evil spirits are no longer at work in our world. However, those with this gift should be discerning in their use of it, and not develop an excessive preoccupation with demons and evil spirits. The Christian focus should be on the victory won in Jesus Christ, and the salvation and abundant life He offers, not the ever-present forces of evil in this world. Scriptures: Matthew 12:22-32; Luke 10:12-20; Acts 8:5-8; 16:16-18; Romans 8:38-39; Ephesians 6:10-12.

    http://buildingchurch.net/g2s-d.htm#Ekballism
     
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    My dominant ones from the test were:
    Administration
    Discerning of Spirits
    Prophecy
    Teaching
    Hospitality
     
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    That's a great combination for an evangelist.
     
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    As a knowledgeable teacher who can discern spirits I can assure you that there are no gifts. You must believe me because if this test is real and I have these gifts then I am right and if this test is not real and I have no gifts then...welll. I am still right. :D
     
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    My top scores were in
    Teaching
    Knowledge
    Faith
    Giving
    Mercy
    Wisdom
    Discerning of spirits
    Hospitality
     
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    I took the test. I was less than impressed, even though the two spiritual gifts I believe I have came out one and two. Who set up the test? What were their qualifications?
    Please don't think I'm being sarcastic in the next little bit, just because I am.
    "Objection, Your Honor! Counsel is leading the witness!"

    "Sustained!"

    "Counsel has and is attempting to sneak in a hidden agenda!"

    "Sustained!"


    Ed
     
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    I agree, Ed. But what was interesting about the test, for me, is that it caused me to examine some of my own attitudes more. I saw where I could improve in a good many areas, regardless of whether they were considered gifts or not.
     
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    Obviously a charismatic test to promote gifts rather than develope gifts that are lacking, except those which are only related to the charismatics: i.e., tongues and miracles.
     
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    Why would you say something like this? "Obviously?" Apparantly not obvious enough. Or are you just so set on being argumentative that you take up a contrary position no matter what?
     
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    Tim Challies, a respected Baptist blogger, posted a very good critique of so-called spiritual gift assessments two years ago.
     
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    Thanks donnA!

    Exorcism, huh? No wonder it was near the bottom of my list.
     
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    Helen, I felt the same way. There were some things that I was embarrassed to give myself a low score on -- some of those I really need to pray over and examine my own heart.
     

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