What are the fruits of the sprits


#1

Please explain the origin of the fruits of the spirit.

thank you Belinda


#2

From the Catechism:

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The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: “charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity.”

This comes straight out of Galatians 5:

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In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,
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gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.


#3

Thank you,

I have a Penecostal friend who believes they came up with the Fruits of the Spirit and I always thought they got it from the Catholic Church or some form of it.


#4

Belinda, they will probably come back with the following passage of the New Testament.

Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23: gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.

Since the facts of history show that the Bible is a Catholic book, that means that the Pentecostal newbies cannot have come up with them.

The other thing that you will most likely encounter will be some assertion that they are some kind of pioneers of the gifts of the gifts of the Spirit. It will be in your best interest to be well familiar with 1st Corinthians 12, 13, and 14 so that you can hold them to the scriptural standard. :thumbsup:


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