Gifts which existed before and after Acts 28:28

In Acts 3 God made a direct offer to Israel to restore their kingdom on earth.  This offer continued in effect until Acts 28:28.  Following Acts 28:28 God revealed a new body of truth that was not connected with the restoration of Israel's kingdom.

The following table outlines a few of the differences between the pre- and post- Acts 28:28 dispensations.  Note, in particular, the absence of the miraculous gifts of tongues and healings following the setting aside of National Israel at Acts 28:28.


1 Corinthians 12

[Before Acts 28:28]

Ephesians 4

[After Acts 28:28]


     But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. [vs. 18]


     But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. [vs. 7]



     Now ye are Christ´┐Żs body, and members in particular.  [vs. 27]


    There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling.  [vs. 4]



    But to each one of us has been given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Christ.  [vs. 7]


     For the perfecting of the saints; with a view to [the] work of [the] ministry, with a view to the edifying of the body of Christ. [vs. 12]


And God hath set some in the church: [vs. 28]


first apostles;

secondarily prophets;

thirdly teachers;



then miraculous powers;

then gifts of healings;



kinds of tongues.



And he has given [vs. 11]


some apostles,

and some prophets,

and some evangelists, and some shepherds and teachers