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Yes, William all of us have different experiences. It is possible to be a member of a Reformed Church and not be saved and later be saved in a Charismatic Church.

Indeed. God works in mysterious ways. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/yep.gif" alt="" />

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But, experiences should not interpret Scripture, but merely should provide us some illustration of its truths.

I think that as reformed brothers, we are also going to agree here. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/BigThumbUp.gif" alt="" />

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I believe you would agree with me that it is possible for someone to (1) be saved and yet be Charismatic (2) that God might have a purpose in it?

I believed that once one becomes enlightened as to the teachings of charismania, they will leave due to the serious errors taught in most charismatic churches. Your next illustration helps to show this.

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Let's take another example: Luther chose to stay in the Catholic Church for some time after his conversion believing it could be reformed. In this, God revealed His purpose very powerfully in His providence called the Protestant Reformation.

Luther came out of Rome? Why? Isn't it a proper church? If I decided today to become RCC, and support the beliefs upheld by Rome, would you still consider me regenerate? This is precisely my point. Every person I know that was charismatic left when they became enlightened. Me, Tom, and many others came to see the majority of the movement as theologically incorrect and left for a more proper church.


God bless,

william