I’ve met people that say if you can’t speak in tongues it means you don’t have the Holy Spirit. And if you get baptized and you don’t acquire the gift it’s because you don’t have enough faith.
And sadly some people even leave the church because they think they don’t have enough faith, as they can’t speak in tongues.
Let’s see what the bible actually says.
What are spiritual gifts?
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” ~1 Corinthians 12: 4-6
Some bible passages give us a non-inclusive list of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12: 7-11, Romans 12:6-8, Ephesians 4: 11):
Word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, healing, working miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, different kinds of tongues, interpretatio