I notice that "Holy Ghost Baptism" detractors have not even one scripture to back up their unbiblical OPINION. Some actually say that because the Bible is now written, the church doesn't need the gifts of the Holy Ghost. That's extraordinary fiction. Maybe they are basing their doctrine on their own lack of personal experience and faulty Bible exegesis. It shows that maybe they haven't read I Corinthians 12, 13& 14. The King James was originally published in 1611. Hallelujah! It is the BEST English translation. So, does that mean that all of the gifts were good for the church until 1611? Hogwash! The Bible, as a collection of books, does not replace the nine gifts of the Holy Ghost. Actually, the gifts are there to confirm the Word of God to the believer and unbeliever alike - as well as to edify the believer and be a sign to the unbeliever.
I asked God to reveal the truth to me. "Lord if the gifts are for me today, then I want them. If they're not, then keep me from them." I've seen so many miracles. God is so faithful to confirm His Word. It's time we take all of the Bible literally; not just our favorite sections. Miracles, signs, wonders, healings, prophecies, etc. are to be used for God's glory, for the individual's or church's edification and to bring souls to salvation
Charismatic confusion is when a Christian doesn't understand that there are three types of Tongues in the New Testament. Many Bible-believing followers of Jesus have this confusion, because they've not been Biblically taught about this important gift that God gives to His believers.
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Mark 16:15-18
"He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)" John 7:38&39
In Acts 2 we see Christians speaking in Tongues as the listeners hear the message in their own language.
In Acts 12 Paul discusses the Gift of Tongues; which is when a Christian gives a message to the congregation in Tongues, then sits down to wait for someone else to stand up and give the Interpretation of Tongues.
In Acts 14 and Jude vs. 20 we see Christians PRAYING in Tongues.
Charismatic confusion is not knowing that there are three types of Tongues in the New Testament.
In Acts 2 we see Christians speaking in Tongues as the listener hears his message in his own tongue.
In Acts 12 Paul discusses the Gift of Tongues; which is when a Christian gives a message to the congregation in Tongues, then sits down to wait for someone else to stand up and give the Interpretation of Tongues. In Acts 14 and Jude vs. 20 we see Christians PRAYING in Tongues.
My wife and I are Authorized (KJV) Bible, Pentecostal missionaries in Nepal. John McArhur obviously doesn't read/teach from he Authorized (KJV) Bible. He wouldn't be teaching such unbiblical nonsense if he did. The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost are for the Body of Christ today. The entire life of Jesus in the four Gospels, the entire Book of Acts, I Corinthians 12 - 14, etc. prove that. Jesus demonstrated the supernatural power of God through the HOLY GHOST. He expects us to take His lead and do the same. WARNING: Jesus warned of committing the unpardonable sin - blasphemy of the Holy Ghost. He said that when the Jews said He casted out demons through Beelzebub.
Thousands upon thousands have come to Jesus here in Nepal, leaving behind Hinduism and Buddhism, because Bible-believers here demonstrate God's great power through the gifts of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah! You'll never find one scripture in which God says He's taken away any of the gifts. He's the same yesterday, today and forver.
There's no such thing as gay marriage. We pray that Rob Bell repents of his apostasy and heresy, and that he would embrace the King James Bible and obey the Holy Ghost in these days. Let's all pray for this man, sincerely in our hearts, for this self-proclaimed "brother" in the Lord...that God would "work in him both to will and to do his good pleasure." Amen
Mormonism is a cheap rip- off of the Freemasonic religion - right down to the aprons, secret names and secret handshakes, etc. The founder, Joseph Smith, was a Freemason. Mormonism teaches against the Triune God - Father, Son - Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost.
Charismatics Have Highest Levels of 'Biblical Accuracy'
Survey explodes myth that Pentecostals are theological lightweights
Pentecostals are often accused of being emotional and theologically lightweight, but charismatics are "the most biblically astute people." That is the assessment of a leading Christian pollster who found widely varying religious beliefs among the 12 largest denominational groupings in the country.
According to the Barna Research Group (BRG), when it comes to having biblically sound beliefs, adults who attend charismatic and nondenominational Protestant churches emerged "at the top of the continuum" -- while those attending Catholic or mainline churches ranked at the bottom.
The Roman Catholics have been doing this now very effectively for the last 25 years. They've infiltrated so many Conservative Republican offices on the Hill. They have an extensive network of hard-core, Protestants-are-heretics, pro-papacy, ultra-Marian members infiltrating conservative, pro-family and pro-life organizations throughout the D.C. metropolitan area as well. They try to get into a leadership position in a Hill office or a conservative advocacy group. Then they hire as many of their kind as possible - eventually filling the office with hard-core Roman Catholics who are not only steering poicy, but actively spying on the office or organization: reporting goings on to priests or agents of the Bishops and the Vatican in this nation. They oppress or fire all who are against them; especially strong, born-again Christians. Many are members of St. Mary Mother of God Roman Catholic Church in China Town in Washington, D.C. and St. Patrick's Church in D.C..
The Roman Catholic "Church" should not have a status of "non-profit". It's leader is an absolute Monarch who sits on his anti-christ throne in Vatican City and demands the allegiance of all monarchs and governments the globe over. If they refuse, he considers them to be illegitimate. The papacy is illegitimate.
It is right and good for the Royal Family to remain unequivocally UN-CATHOLIC. Remaining Roman Catholic means remaining loyal to the absolute monarch of Vatican City - the Pope - who is anti-christ; and who believes he holds authority over all the kings of the earth. That is pure rubbish, indeed!
U. S. Rep. Ron Paul appears to be the only honest one. He's the champion of "returning to Constitutional government." He's for abolishing the IRS, federal income tax and federal Department of Education. He's got the support of a majority of homeschoolers, active duty Iraq soldiers, gun owners and Constitutionalists. He talks about the evils of the Federal Reserve. He's a born-again Christian - NOT a member of the anti-christ Mormon "religion." He's for ending the war in Iraq immediately. He's 100% pro-life. He's always worked to protect our constitutional right to own guns.
He's a man of integrity who's walk has always matched his talk. He's been married to the same woman for many decades. He's got a beautiful, in-tact family. He's always voted according to the Constitution - even when it was of great cost to him. He stood up to the Republican Leadership in the House of Representatives time after time when they were pushing unconstitutional legislation. He's an ob-gyn who's delivered 4,000 babies.
It's time we as Christians stand with the man who stands for Truth. Let's not vote for whom the MEDIA says we should vote for. Let us stand and be counted for this extraordinary man of righteousness. Please, brothers in Christ, vote for Ron Paul.
I Support Ron Paul for President Ron Paul will eliminate:
1. Department of Education â€“ He would leave education up to the States.
2. Federal Reserve â€“ This Central Bank is neither â€śfederalâ€ť nor a â€śreserve.â€ť It is enriching the national and international banks, while we pay higher prices every year. He would abolish this institution once and for all. Many argue that this institution is the biggest scam pulled over the eyes of the American people, and the main cause of inflation in the U. S. economy.
3. CIA - A secretive organization that's allegedly been controlled by elitists and occultists for decades - without much Congressional oversight. Shouldn't intelligence be strictly a military issue any way?!
4. Medicaid/Medicare - Taking care of the people who are currently depending upon it, while working to end these programs altogether.
6. Social Security - Those who've paid into it over the years will get their money, but the new generation can opt out of the system - leave it altogether - with the goal of shutting down the program for good.
He will pull us OUT of the United Nations, the International Criminal Court (ICC), NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and CAFTA, hich are a threat to our independence as a nation. They transfer power from our government to unelected foreign elites.
The anti-christ pope should stay home where he is absolute ruler - on his acreage called Vatican City, which is a whore house of political, sexual and religious debauchery.
The USA is a Christian majority nation - not a Roman Catholic dominated nation. We reject the pope and his debauched priests who practice the sorcery of the mass, and who practice the demon worship of venerating and praying to the saints and the Queen of Heaven, whom they call "Mary".
Stay home popey. All of us should kick pumpkin heads down the streets of our cities with "pope" written on them....if he should show up on our hallowed shores.
The Papacy is anti-christ. Christians must continuously be educated about the fact that Roman Catholicism is NOT Christianity as Christ taught us. They should also be taught that the greatest threat today to Christianity is not Islam, or Atheism, but Roman Catholicism. It's a false religion practiced in the name of Jesus. Every nation should cut off official diplomatic ties with the Vatican for the sake of their own national security. They should also ban the Jesuit Order.
Western women in general have lost virtually every concept of what it means to be a wife. In the western world, women have been trained to act and think like men. These statistics will only become worse in the next twenty years, unless we have a spiritual revival in which women will want to be ladies - with a desire to train and be trained on how to be a Biblical wife and mother. My hope is that western women stop dressing like whores - wearing skin-tight jeans, etc. So many "pagan" nations of the world are full of women who are so faithful to care for, obey and respect their husbands. They behave in a more Christian manner than most western Christian women do today. They also have sex with their husbands - unlike so many western women who tell their husbands that they want them to use birth control and only want one or two children. Birth Control robs a marriage of intimacy and sexual pleasure and fruitfulness. Oh what birth control, abortion and so called "women's rights" have done to destroy marriage! Many of these things would not have taken place in our recent history, were it not for the irresponsibility of men and their disobedience to God's commands - mainly - that we must love our wives as Christ loves the Church.
It's a sin to admit convicted terrorists into the government of Northern Ireland. Ian Paisley was forced by the most ridiculous, anti-Christian, pro-Roman Catholic Blair government. Ulster is British. Ulster has a Protestant majority. The people of Ulster are being ignored by the Blair government; which is so very keen on removing Ulster Protestants from power - one way or the other - however long it takes. The Pope must be so very happy to see some of his favorite terrorists plopped down onto the seat of power. After all, he believes and teaches that all governments of the world are under his authority. I say, "That's nothing more than anti-christ rubbish at it's worst." Jesus is Lord over Ulster! No shoddy substitute will do in His place.
Happy Resurrection Day to all! He is risen! Hallelujah!
BFoxx77 - I notice that you have not even one scripture to back up your OPINION. You see, that's what it is - an unbiblical opinion. You actually say that because the Bible is now written, the church doesn't need the gifts of the Holy Ghost. That's extraordinary fiction. It shows that you maybe haven't read I Corinthians 12, 13& 14. The King James was originally written at 1611. Hallelujah! It is the BEST English translation. So, does that mean that all of the gifts were good for the church until 1611? Hogwash! The Bible, as a collection of books, does not replace the nine gifts of the Holy Ghost. Actually, the gifts are there to confirm the Word of God to the believer and unbeliever alike - as well as to edify the believer and be a sign to the unbeliever. Do what I did. Ask God to show reveal the truth to you. Ask Him, "Lord if the gifts are for me today, then I want them. If they're not, then keep me from them." I've seen so many miracles. God is so faithful to confirm His Word.
I notice how Albert and "Gibberish" used not ONE scripture to prove their point. This is because there are NONE. There's not one scripture in which the Lord or any of his apostles or disciples inform us that God has taken away or will take away at some specific time the gifts of the Holy Ghost from his church. Are you not aware that the church is growing fastest in nations like China and Nepal, because of bona fide miracles, signs and wonders??? I guess the majority of fat, rich, lazy Western believers just don't feel they need what Jesus said they need. Pleae read the book of Acts. It will enlighten you tremendously. The whole book is for us today. The Lord bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you and give you rest.
â€˘1600s - The French Prophets: The Camisards also spoke sometimes in languages that were unknown: "Several persons of both Sexes," James Du Bois of Montpellier recalled, "I have heard in their Extasies pronounce certain words, which seem'd to the Standers-by, to be some Foreign Language." These utterances were sometimes accompanied by the gift of interpretation exercised, in Du Bois' experience, by the same person who had spoken in tongues.  â€˘1600s - Early Quakers, such as Edward Burrough, make mention of tongues speaking in their meetings: "We spoke with new tongues, as the Lord gave us utterance, and His Spirit led us" . â€˘1800s - Edward Irving and the Catholic Apostolic Church. Edward Irving, a minister in the Church of Scotland, writes of a woman who would "speak at great length, and with superhuman strength, in an unknown tongue, to the great astonishment of all who heard, and to her own great edification and enjoyment in God" . Irving further stated that "tongues are a great instrument for personal edification, however mysterious it may seem to us." â€˘Early Pentecostalism - Earliest Pentecostals believed that their speaking in tongues really was xenoglossia.
150 AD - Justin Martyr refers to tongues-speaking as practiced in his day in his Dialogue with Trypho, "If you want proof that the Spirit of God who was with your people and left you to come to us, come into our assemblies and there you will see Him cast out demons, heal the sick and hear Him speak in tongues and prophesy." before 200 AD - Iranaeus in his treatise "Against Heresies" speaks of those "who through the Spirit speak all kinds of languages." circa 200 AD - Tertullian referred to the "interpretation of tongues" as a "sign", examples of which could be produced in his day "without any difficulty". circa 390 AD - Augustine of Hippo, in an exposition on Psalm 32, discusses a phenomenon contemporary to his time of those who "sing in jubilation", singing the praises of God not in their own language, but in a manner that "may not be confined by the limits of syllables" . 1100s - Hildegard of Bingen spoke and sang in tongues. Her spiritual songs were referred to by contemporaries as "concerts in the Spirit." 1300s - The Moravians are referred to by detractors as having spoken in tongues. John Roche, a contemporary critic, claimed that the Moravians "commonly broke into some disconnected Jargon, which they often passed upon the vulgar, 'as the exub