Sunday, December 8, 2013

Some people teach that the Gifts (charismata) ceased. I guess no one told Justin Martyr

In Dialogue with Trypho, Justin Martyr (A.D. 100-167) writes about the supernatural gifts during his day:

... knowing that daily some of you are becoming disciples in the name of Christ, and quitting the path of error; who are also receiving gifts, each as he is worthy, illumined through the name of Christ.

For one receives the spirit of understanding, another of counsel, and another of strength, another of healing, another of foreknowledge, another of teaching, and another of the fear of God ... For the prophetical gifts remain with us, even to the present time. And hence you ought to understand that the gifts formerly among your nation have been transferred to us (Ch. 39, Ch. 82)

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