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Gifts of the Holy Spirit Today

With the rise of the current Charismatic Movement there is a new interest in the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Such desire for knowledge is certainly good and commendable, however for many this has meant a deviation from the teachings of Scripture on what have come to be called the “supernatural gifts of the Spirit” (miracles, healings, tongues and their interpretation). The historic Doctrinal Statement of Scofield Memorial Church clearly states that we believe that these particular gifts were temporary in nature (Article XII, paragraph 3). The intent of this position paper is to expand on this statement in an attempt to help those in our fellowship to better understand our stance as the elders of our church in these most crucial and significant days.