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Spiritual Gifts - the Ugly

The "ugly" side of spiritual gifts is revealed in a few specific ways of thinking about these gifts.

* I HAVE "_______ GIFT" SO I'M BETTER/MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU.
This is what I call "spiritual snobbery."  There are some Christian groups, and individuals, out there who subscribe to the notion that a particular gift is "the evidence" that one has the Holy Spirit of God.  My goal is not to make a Bible Study out of this blog entry, but check out 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14, and you will find that just isn't the case.  There is also the tendency of some particular personality types that, at times, indicate, "Well, I have the gift of Prophecy (or Leadership or Teaching) so you MUST listen to ME!"  Spiritual snobbery certainly brings ugly into the spiritual gifts conversation.

* I DON'T HAVE "________ GIFT" SO I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT AREA.
This is the "spiritual cop-out."  This attitude just do…