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Prophecy, the spirit and the church

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There is no doubt that there have been a good many Christian prophets till well on in the second century A.D. but there is precious little material which can be identified as record of prophetic messages. Prophecy is a ministry of the spoken word, not of literary records. There is, no reason to assume the momentary inspiration to be the most authentic and original experience of the Spirit in primitive Christianity. If all Christians share in the gift of the Spirit, it is yet conceivable that some have the Spirit in a greater measure than others. Bultmann, intimating that this was the case, added that this amounted to ignoring the general endowment with the Spirit. The distinction between the apostles and the other Christians was not their special endowment with the Spirit but their apostolic commission. The church is the spiritual presupposition of the spiritual gifts and ministries within it.

Keywords: Christian prophets; Christianity; church; prophecy; spirit

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