A Biblical Defense of the Modern-Day Application of the Five-Fold Ministry and Gifts of the Spirit, and Why Today’s Church has Largely Forsaken Them
About the Book
The term “Five-Fold ministry” has been coined in reference to a list of five ministry Gifts given by God to enrich His Church as listed in Ephesians 4:11-13. These ministry Gifts are the pastor, apostle, prophet, evangelist, and teacher. Today, a sect of Christianity teaches that the Five-Fold ministry, along with miracles and the Gifts of the Spirit, all ceased with the first apostles. Those who hold this view have become known as “cessationists.” On the other side of the aisle are those who contend that the Five-Fold ministry, along with miracles and Gifts of the Spirit, are continuing today, and these have become known as “continuationists.” Most of the modern Church in the West has behaved as though there is little to no value in Spiritual Gifts and the Five-Fold ministry and has therefore carelessly discarded them, leaving them for “less intelligent” people who seek after “emotionalism.” It was always the Father’s intention, however, that the many manifestations of the benefits of the Holy Spirit would become apparent in value to us through the centuries. This book demystifies Spiritual Gifts, demonstrates the modern-day application of the Five-Fold ministry, and why we are unwise to minimize or ignore them.
About the Author
Andrew G. Robbins brings a unique perspective to the table on the topic of spiritual gifts, as he was once staunchly against their modern-day application and once set out to write a book refuting them. However, after more extensive study of the Scriptures and having witnessed too many encounters with the power of God to ignore, he now seeks to bring a better understanding to the Body of Christ on this topic which has divided many believers. Andrew Robbins has been the pastor of Blessed Life Fellowship church in south/central Indiana since 2010 and is also the founder of Andrew Robbins Ministries. His other books and resources are available at AndrewRobbinsMinistries.org.