God never changes, though His methods of communicating with men do. Some of His methods were temporarythey ended as abruptly as they started. But this in no way limits God from performing miracles in the church today, including those exercised in the form of gifts in the first century, for nothing is impossible with God (Lk. 1:37). In reality all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and supernatural in nature. As believers today we would be wise to concentrate on discovering which of the permanent gifts God has given unto us, and then faithfully developing and exercising those gifts in our daily service for the Lord.
- Approved by the Board of Elders January 14, 1993.