Why Some Spiritual Gifts Attract Unstable People

Posted: July 7, 2013 in General

“Why do this kind of people feel attracted in a disproportionate degree to the extraordinary spiritual gifts like prophecy and knowledge and tongues as well as other unusual signs and miracles?

One possible answer is that these gifts are by and large above the ordinary processes of objective observation and reasoning. Therefore they provide an atmosphere that seems free of the ordinary constraints in which these people find it so hard to live. They feel that here at last they can say what comes to their mind without the constraints of reason and careful biblical interpretation and sober observation that ordinarily govern the give and take of life. These spiritual gifts seem to fit their way of life: unpredictable, unconnected to reasoning processes, free from the demands of objective observation.

But I urge you to read 1 Corinthians 14 and see whether you think Paul saw the atmosphere of spiritual gifts as an unstable one. The issue we face is how to own up to the truth of the gifts without creating a forum for instability.”

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  1. pat says:

    lol, good point!

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