A Biblical Explanation of Spiritual Gifting
Series 01 Straight Truth Podcast
In 1 Corinthians 12:7, Paul speaks of the manifestation of the Spirit for communal benefit, a concept often misinterpreted among believers. Dr. Richard Caldwell, on the Straight Truth Podcast, clarifies that every believer has a spiritual gift received through salvation and regeneration, not chosen or sought after. While these gifts might align with one's natural inclinations, they remain distinct. New Testament scriptures denote two gift types: temporary sign gifts and permanent edifying ones. Each believer's gift, though unique like varying colors on a painter's palette, is for serving others. Identifying one's gift emerges as one matures in faith and commitment to the church. However, gifts shouldn't be misconstrued with personalities; even if they sometimes align, the primary purpose remains serving the community and aiding spiritual growth, transcending individualistic tendencies.
|Sep 7, 2023