I have some friends in my LCMS church who believe that the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit are still available to us today (miracles, healing, p
As to prophesy and tongues and other gifts, I agree that these gifts are still given today. I am skeptical, however, as to how those gifts are used. These can be abused as can any gift we are given. If they are used in a spiritual fashion and in accord with how they are used in Scripture then, okay. However, if they are used to help fund-raising in the church by speaking in tongues and then somebody jumping up and saying, "I know, I know, what he said, 'He said we need to raise a million dollars to build a new church!'" then the "so called gift" is abused. Also, some of our Pentecostal/Assemblies of God brethren have abused the gift of tongues by trying to teach their people how to speak in tongues and this, too, is theologically-incorrect! God gives the gifts according to His own good pleasure.