Spiritual Gifts
(SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 19 OF 28 FROM 1889)

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That the Spirit of God was promised to manifest itself in the church through certain gifts, enumerated especially in 1 Cor. 12 and Eph. 4;

(Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:14-31; Ephesians 4:11-16)

that these gifts are not designed to supersede, or take the place of, the Bible, which is sufficient to make us wise unto salvation, any more than the Bible can take the place of the Holy Spirit;

(Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

that, in specifying the various channels of its operation, that Spirit has simply made provision for its own existence and presence with the people of God to the end of time,

(1 Corinthians 1:4-9; Matthew 28:20b)

to lead to an understanding of that word which it had inspired, to convince of sin, and to work a transformation in the heart and life;

(1 Peter 1:10-11; 2 Peter 1:21; John 16:7-11)

and that those who deny to the Spirit its place and operation, do plainly deny that part of the Bible which assigns to it this work and position.

(See Revelation1:1, 19:10, 22:8-9)