“The Gifts of God”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

There are numerous gifts of the Spirit, all different in type and in manner of ministration, but they all come from the one and same God. God is the same, but his children are different-their weaknesses and needs and hopes require different gifts and different manifestations of the power of God. Paul wrote to the Corinthian Saints: “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal… . All these [gifts] worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 11-12.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4