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Varieties, But The Same

1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware….4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. (1 Corinthians 12:1, 4–6)

The underlying Greek word for which the English is here rendered as “unaware” is “agnoein”. Whereas “gnosis” in Greek is “knowledge”, “agnoein” is not just a lack of knowledge but can equally be translated as “ignorance”. This stands out to me because there was a time in my life, when it came to the topic of spiritual gifts, I exhibited a “live and let live” attitude. “We” believe “this” about spiritual gifts, “they” believe “that” about spiritual gifts—we can just agree to disagree; this was considered an issue open to multiple interpretations. This was mainly due to the same error where spiritual gifts themselves are concerned, which has been around since the Early Church, which Paul is trying to correct in Corinth. There are many “varieties”, but somehow the emphasis is almost always narrowed down to an undue obsession with the charismatic gifts alone such as tongues, healing and prophesying, so in effect there has always seemed to be agreement when it comes to one part of the list of gifts, but not for the rest. But Paul tells us that when it comes to the working of the Holy Spirit, and the list in its entirety, this is one of those foundational doctrines which every Christian is supposed to understand, not an acknowledged gray area open to alternative interpretations.

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