COMPARISON OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS
Gifts which existed before and after Acts 28:28
 

In Acts 3 God made a direct offer to Israel to restore their kingdom on earth.  This offer continued in effect until Acts 28:28.  Following Acts 28:28 God revealed a new body of truth that was not connected with the restoration of Israel's kingdom.

The following table outlines a few of the differences between the pre- and post- Acts 28:28 dispensations.  Note, in particular, the absence of the miraculous gifts of tongues and healings following the setting aside of National Israel at Acts 28:28.

 

1 Corinthians 12

[Before Acts 28:28]

Ephesians 4

[After Acts 28:28]

 

     But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. [vs. 18]

 

     But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. [vs. 7]

 

 

     Now ye are Christís body, and members in particular.  [vs. 27]

 

    There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling.  [vs. 4]

 

 

    But to each one of us has been given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Christ.  [vs. 7]

 

     For the perfecting of the saints; with a view to [the] work of [the] ministry, with a view to the edifying of the body of Christ. [vs. 12]

 

And God hath set some in the church: [vs. 28]

 

first apostles;

secondarily prophets;

thirdly teachers;

 

 

then miraculous powers;

then gifts of healings;

helps;

governments;

kinds of tongues.

 

 

And he has given [vs. 11]

 

some apostles,

and some prophets,

and some evangelists, and some shepherds and teachers

 

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