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Holy Spirit gifts are not available today.

The twelve apostles received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost which gave them total recall of Jesus’ teaching, guided them in truth and enabled them to preach the gospel in foreign languages, to heal people and work miracles and to survive poison and snake bites,.

They also had the ability to give Holy Spirit gifts to baptised believers by the laying on of their hands.

Those who received gifts by the laying on of the apostles’ hands could not confer Holy Spirit gifts on others.

This is seen in the account of Philip’s conversion of the Samaritans in Acts 8. Philip, although having Holy Spirit gifts himself could not confer them on the Samaritans. It required Peter and John to travel from Jerusalem to lay hands on them.

Consequently, when the apostles died, Holy Spirit gifts ceased.

This is made clear by the slide of the Church into apostasy.

Those who claim to have Holy Spirit gifts today are deceiving themselves and those who believe them.

Holy Spirit gifts are not necessary for salvation.

What is necessary is to understand and obey the gospel preached by Jesus and his apostles.

May I suggest that you read: The Holy Spirit

I hope you find this helpful.

God bless,