Article XI – Spiritual Gifts
We believe that when Jesus ascended that he gave gifts unto men.1 That among these are the gift of healing, the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, miracles, tongues, interpretation of tongues, discerning of spirits and prophesy. These gifts are to be evident in a properly functioning church.2 They are to be distinguished from signs which are to confirm God’s word to the unbelievers.3 Believers are not to be sign followers.4
Scripture References: 1Luke 24:49, Acts 2:1-18 and Ephesians 4:7-8. 2Acts 9:36-41, Acts 11:28, Acts 21:8-11, I Corinthians 12 & 14. 3Mark 16:15-20 & John 14:12, Acts 2:1-12, Acts 8:5-13 and Acts 28:1-6. 4Matthew 12:38-42, Matthew 16:1-4, Mark 16:15-20, Luke 11:29-32, I Corinthians 1:22, and I Corinthians 14:22.