Eric Knox :: How did your understanding of using spiritual gifts affect your view of the Gospel?

  • “The issue wasn’t the gifts,” explains Eric Knox, Pastor of Diversity at Imago Dei Community in Portland, OR, “it was how I came to the gifts, or arrived at the gifts, or were used through gifts that made the gifts dysfunctional, not the gifts themselves.” Instead of relying on the Gospel, we present ourselves with 5 steps or 3 ways for us to achieve righteousness. When the disciples healed people in scripture, people began to celebrate the gift of healing itself or the disciples’ personal piety. Rather, the disciples rebuked them explaining that it was all for the glory of God and given by the grace of God. “He [God] uses you because He loves you.”

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