Is the gift of prophecy only bestowed upon those who follow the Christian faith? 

I’ve just gone through a class at my church that dealt with spiritual gifts and how to figure out which gifts we have been given.  During the course, the instructor stated that only believers are given the spiritual gifts.  I consider myself to be a believer and I guess, a follower of the Christian faith, however; I’m not sure I believe that only Christians can be given spiritual gifts.  I realize that much has been written in the Bible about this and that Christians believe that there is only one way to salvation.  As a “newborn” follower, I’m just wondering what the general thought is on this topic.  Pagans, Wiccans, followers of Judaism, etc. may have a completely different take on this and I would love to hear your thoughts. 

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