Spiritual gifts are what God gives people in order toempower them to serve others in the church and alsoin the world - so all modern claims about gifts must betested and sifted by scripture. If they are in harmonywith it, then they are to be valued. But how do you dothat? Fortunately, Vern Poythress has done that for us inthis book.
God gives believers spiritual gifts for serving others in the church and the world. But which gifts apply to us, and how should they be used? Poythress turns to the authority of Scripture for answers.
Vern S. Poythress (MLitt, University of Cambridge; PhD, Harvard University; DTh, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is also the author of Understanding Dispensationalists; Science and Hermeneutics; Implications of Scientific Method for Biblical Interpretation; Symphonic Theology; The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology; and The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework - otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
Here you have a clear, biblical, right-minded, health-giving survey of a very tricky subject. Poythress's treatment is masterly.
Vern Poythress is a theologian of the Holy Spirit. In this helpful booklet he employs his own gifts of teaching and discernment to clarify what the Bible says about the gifts of the Spirit and to guard against doctrinal and practical error. Dr. Poythress addresses the hard issues head on, using a simple but sophisticated framework to demonstrate the full variety of spiritual gifts and the wide breath of the Spirits work in the church.
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