In this first installment of our look at the "Signs and Wonders Movement", we are going to take a look at the controversial practice of speaking in tongues (unlearned languages).
We will focus on what the purpose of God giving men this gift really is, as found in the book of Acts. We will also expose one very destructive heresy by pointing out what the purpose is NOT--namely the necessary evidence of the receiving (Baptism) of the Holy Ghost.
In a future message, we will look at the legitimate, Biblical practice of speaking in tongues during this Transition and compare that to what we see in today's "Signs and Wonders", Pentecostal and Charismatic churches.
Great Sermon! I was reading in Matthew 12 this morning, and verse 39 says, "But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah." I believe this also applies to this tongue movement we see today, since it also seeks after signs and wonders. Verse 31 speaks of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit that shall not be forgiven. Since Charismatics do not believe one filling of the Holy Spirit at the time of Salvation is enough, but that a second filling is required, Is that not blasphemy? Are they not adding to God's plan of Salvation? Are they not saying, it is not good enough, complete enough? Thank you for this study on tongues. God bless you as you bring forth the truth found only in the King James Bible.