The primary purpose of the miraculous gifts was to prove that the gospel was true and that the apostles were truly God’s messengers. "Are the miraculous gifts of the Spirit for today?" http://www.gotquestions.org/miraculous-gifts.html
THIS is the protestant version - as you will see the words "I Believe in one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins .............................etc" are gone! - Beware Catholics - this was pinned off a Catholic page but it is incorrect and NOT AS ORIGINALLY WORDED AT NICEA!