GIFTS OF THE HS - The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are...

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The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are gifts which Anglicans , Catholics , and Lutherans believe the Holy Spirit gives to people to further their sanctification and help "complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them." These should not be confused the charismatic gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:8- 13 , nor with the fruit of the Spirit described in Galatians 5:22-23 . Some Christians take these to be a definitive list of specific attributes, while other Christians take them to be merely examples of God's work through Christians by the Holy Spirit. Roman Catholics believe that you receive these seven gifts once you receive Baptism, and at Confirmation they are strengthened so that one is able to proclaim the truths of the faith and be ready to die for them if need be."The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1285) The seven gifts are enumerated in Isaiah 11:2-3 . Here are the names of the seven gifts, as givenin the Catechism of the Catholic Church , along with a description of each gift, as defined by St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica : Wisdom
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This note was uploaded on 08/14/2011 for the course ECON 103 taught by Professor Profkinney during the Spring '11 term at Athens Tech.

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