Proclamation vs. Social Action

There are two ditches that I believe we need to avoid. One that the gifts have ceased and the other that some gifts should be elevated over the other gifts.

I believe in “healing the sick”. But I doubt it when someone was healed and no one was converted to Christ. The problem is when the gifts become what christians are striving for rather than sharing the gospel of Jesus.

If we are healing people physically, meeting their needs physically, caring for the widow and orphans (which the church should be doing) but never getting to the gospel, our work is only a temporary relief. These people are still in need of a Savior. We see this with Jesus. He healed and more importantly forgave them of their sins.

But I could be wrong?


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