Before the Bible was compiled and authenticated, God identified His messengers through miracles, including healing and speaking in tongues. Now that we have the Bible, they're not necessary.
Day One: Miraculous Gifts
First, it is important to recognize that this is not a question of whether God still performs miracles today. It would be foolish and unbiblical to claim God does not heal people, speak to people, and perform miraculous signs and wonders today...
For more, see: "What was the purpose of the biblical sign gifts?"
Day Two: Speaking Tongues
The first occurrence of speaking in tongues occurred on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:1-4. The apostles went out and shared the gospel with the crowds, speaking to them in their own languages: “We hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”...
For more, see: "The Gift of Tongues"
Day Three: Interpreting Tongues
Along with the gift of speaking in tongues is another spiritual gift mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:10—the gift of interpreting tongues. The gift of interpreting tongues is the ability to translate a foreign language into the language of the hearers...
Day Four: Miracles
The spiritual gift of miracles is one of the spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:10, where the NIV calls it “miraculous powers” and the ESV and KJV list it as “the working of miracles.” The gift of miracles, or miraculous powers, is different from the gift of healing...
For more, see: "Miracles of Healing"
Day Five: Healing
The spiritual gift of healing is the supernatural manifestation of the Spirit of God that miraculously brings healing and deliverance from disease and/or infirmity. It is the power of God that destroys the work of sin and/or the devil in the human body...
For more, see: "Are faith healings real or phony?"
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