Hi Dolores...you asked why I quoted a verse out of context? As I read chapter 14 of 1 Cor..Paul is admonishing them for their abuse of the gifts of languages.they had turned it to childish ambition for their own gain and not for the edifying of the church as it was intended. Hope that clarifies.
An old baptist preacher that was saved out of charismania wrote......"The main reason why there is a revival now of speaking in tongues,which is practically worldwide ,is due to the cold dead state of the churches with nothing but dry-eyed religion.So,as a result,we are having a satanic revival of trying to bring back the church to its apostolic status,and many of the religious leaders are looking upon it as a great spiritual awakening". You don't have to study it very closely to find that Christ is not magnified and exalted!
Having attented meetings that were Charismatic left us both very uneasy. One preacher denied God is sovereign,another started praying in gibberish with no interpreter as the bible commands. They always speak of visions,dreams,experiences,emotions,speaking in tongues,and other imitation manifestations of the Spirit!
I would agree with your statement Frank that in spiritual matters Christian men are more discerning in spiritual matters than Christian women.....except for two on this forum that are completely blind when it comes to Romanism. I'll let you fill in the blank as to who that might be.
Excellent post John UK. As one who lives in America we have seen such a declension in nearly all the meetings we have attented. We now gather at home to worship. The ungodly worship music,the jocular pastor and his warming up the crowd,the chatter of all the sports events..latest vacations.....well you get the picture. Your post was spot on.
Greetings to all who posted comments concerning my decision to leave the board: I was very touched by your kind words. No...I did not leave because of anything said and I have been blessed by many of you posting on here. This is something that the Lord has been showing me that I need to deal with..and that is all I want to share concerning it. Just wanted to address the issue...and I still read most of your posts and continue to pray for all that the Lord lays on my heart! Blessings to you all!
Hi Dolores....the Lord is working concerning social networks in my heart....and this is my last post ! I have been blessed by you and others on here and consider that some of you are genuine born again brethren. I will continue to pray for you and your family and others on here also. See you there or in the air! Gods richest blessing to you sister!