Forum Search
Member Spotlight
John_C
John_C
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,866
Joined: September 2001
Forum Statistics
Forums30
Topics7,788
Posts54,919
Members974
Most Online732
Jan 15th, 2023
Top Posters
Pilgrim 14,457
Tom 4,528
chestnutmare 3,324
J_Edwards 2,615
John_C 1,866
Wes 1,856
RJ_ 1,583
MarieP 1,579
gotribe 1,060
Top Posters(30 Days)
Tom 15
Pilgrim 12
John_C 2
Recent Posts
Jordan Peterson ordered to take sensitivity training
by Anthony C. - Wed Apr 17, 2024 5:57 PM
David Engelsma
by Pilgrim - Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:00 AM
1 Cor. 6:9-11
by Tom - Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:00 AM
The Jewish conservative political commentators
by Tom - Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:54 AM
The United Nations
by Tom - Fri Apr 05, 2024 5:04 PM
Did Jesus Die of "Natural Causes"? by Dr. Paul Elliott
by Pilgrim - Sun Mar 31, 2024 11:39 PM
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hop To
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 6
cjones Offline OP
Plebeian
OP Offline
Plebeian
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 6
My brother belongs to a Pentecostal Church. He has invited me to his church several times and I went there but only once. The high volume singing and speaking in tongues made me uncomfortable therefore I consistently declined to go back. However, in searching the scriptures, I could not find anything that condemns the practice. The only thing I can find is Paul's letter to the Cornithians where he indicated his preference for christians not to speak in tongues (in public) as it has no value for edifying the church. But his preference was for them to seek the gift of prophesizing and interpreting prophesy.

My question is is there any scriptural support for this practice? Alternatively, does the Bible condemn the practice. Also, is it wrong to become Charismatic?

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,031
Likes: 6
The Boy Wonder
Offline
The Boy Wonder
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,031
Likes: 6
The Bible does indeed condemn false signs and "uncertain speech" that does not edify the Church.

here is an index of several articles regarding the Charismatic movement (Pentecostalism). Pentecostalism, sincere though it may be, is based on a series of false assumptions. What we practice in worship must be based upon the truth.

In that index you'll find articles not only on the gifts of the Spirit, but also on the true meaning of Holy Spirit baptism and the errors of the Pentecostal application of it.

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 6
cjones Offline OP
Plebeian
OP Offline
Plebeian
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 6
Thank you for the link

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
Plebeian
Offline
Plebeian
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
The Bible does not condemn the practice of the TRUE gift of speaking in tongues: Actual earthly, understandable languages spoken as a sign to unbelievers (mainly jews). That's not what happens in charismatic circles

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,031
Likes: 6
The Boy Wonder
Offline
The Boy Wonder
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,031
Likes: 6
That sign gift was for a single generation - the one that rejected and murdered God's Son. It is not in legitimate use in any church or by any believer today.

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 4
Plebeian
Offline
Plebeian
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 4
Those articles have been extremely eye opening for me.

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,031
Likes: 6
The Boy Wonder
Offline
The Boy Wonder
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,031
Likes: 6
Originally Posted by Big B
Those articles have been extremely eye opening for me.

Me too! Lots of really good stuff in there. And if I may say so, the stuff written by former Charismatics - the ones who have "been there and done that" - are especially helpful for those of us who are familiar with common Charismatic practice as well as doctrine.


Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
Plebeian
Offline
Plebeian
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
As a former Oneness Pentecostal preacher, I can tell you unequivocally that the modern Pentecostal/Charismatic movement is heresy. False promises, lying, false prophets, heretical doctrines, chaos, and fake gifts are the mess in the spaghetti. The tongues, and yes, I spoke with tongues, are not biblical, and the emotionalism is outrageously humanistic.


"I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self." Martin Luther

Link Copied to Clipboard
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 145 guests, and 11 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
PaulWatkins, His Unworthy Son, Nahum, TheSojourner, Larry
974 Registered Users
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
April
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
Popular Topics(Views)
1,512,029 Gospel truth
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5