September 6, 2007

About spiritual gifts

Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12, 1-3

It is a consolation to think that for us Christians there is an intrinsic impossibility of becoming what we don’t want to become. Because “no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the Holy Spirit.” And that is just what we, as Christians, are committed to proclaiming wherever we go and whatever we do. Better still, because “no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God …" can say and even think anything less than a Psalm (and no prayer is sweeter, wiser, and more glorifying to God than a Psalm).

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