Sign Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Moody maintains that there is one baptism of the Holy Spirit that occurs at the time a person is born again,[1] placing that one into the body of Christ.[2] Moody also distinguishes between spiritual gifts distributed to believers to equip them for ministry[3] and the "sign gifts" which are understood to have been manifestations of the Holy Spirit to authenticate the messenger and the gospel message during the foundational period of the church.[4]

Therefore, Moody holds that "sign gifts" are not normative for the church today.[5] While this institutional position is not and must not be a test of fellowship with those whose traditions differ, members of this community will not practice or propagate practices at variance with Moody's position.