Shows Main Idea – Are you a Trinitarian? Do you believe the Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead? What is your doctrine of the Spirit? How does the Spirit of God actively and practically operate in your life? Do you believe He has ceased in His involvement in your life? The two categories for this are cessationist and continuationist. I’m an ACBC Fellow and a continuationist.
It may help you to think of a cessationist and continuationist standing to the left and right, respectively, of a center point. You draw a circle around both of them, as they stand side-by-side in the center. What you will find are many good men and women on both sides. As you move farther to either extreme, is where you get into trouble, but near the center are differing views on secondary matters.
Many gifts of the Spirit? (I don’t take the view of “when that which is perfect has come” to be the Word of God. Thus, the gifts have ceased.)
Gift #1: Salvation
Gift #2: Repentance
Gift #463: Healing
When you’re sick, you ask God to heal because He can.
You may call for the elders of the church to anoint you with oil and pray for healing.
Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and in 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).