Puritan Board Freshman
I am probably leaning more to the cessationist but I am wondering about the word that is used to describe a certain group - charismatics. Is this word a compound word? Would it mean, the result of Grace or the action of Grace? What I am wondering if I would be correct in stating that a spiritual gift is an instantaneous, monergistic, unilateral enablement by God in the power of the Holy Spirit; to do or say something beyound someone's natural abilities. This gift then would be to fulfill a specific purpose of God within the time-frame in which God permits.