Do you think speaking in tongues is necessary for salvation?
Chris Clark [01/21/2016 6:48 PM]
Bernhard Röckle [01/21/2016 6:55 PM]
No – only Jesus is necessary!
Lloyd A Sanders Jr. [01/21/2016 7:02 PM]
No, but for spiritual growth.
Jim Kingsnorth [01/21/2016 7:03 PM]
Carl Murphy [01/21/2016 7:04 PM]
Nope, it is the least of all spiritual gifts. I also do not think them as the one definitive act of being filled with the Spirit
David Lewayne Porter [01/21/2016 7:20 PM]
Salvation – no, Holy Spirit / Ghost baptism to filling – yes
Paul DeHaan [01/21/2016 7:27 PM]
Ricky Grimsley [01/21/2016 7:37 PM]
Mary Dinnan [01/21/2016 7:39 PM]
John Kissinger [01/21/2016 7:41 PM]
I am not too sure if you need the Holy Ghost to go to heaven, but for myself I wouldnt go to the store without the Holy Ghost…
Ricky Grimsley [01/21/2016 7:44 PM]
You have to have the holy ghost to go to heaven just not to be baptized in the holy ghost.
Henry Volk [01/21/2016 7:45 PM]
Vlad, do you go to the Slavic Pentecostal Church in Ashville?
Charles Page [01/21/2016 7:56 PM]
If you go to heaven you will have been born by the Spirit. You can’t go to heaven without the Spirit. However you don’t have to be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
Andy Thompson [01/21/2016 7:57 PM]
You’ve got to be kidding!! Of course not. I know Baptists that forbid it but they are good Christians. The word of GOD tells us in the gospels the two commandments which are the most important to be saved.
Steve Wright [01/21/2016 8:10 PM]
Andrew C Lomp [01/21/2016 8:24 PM]
Timothy D McCune [01/21/2016 8:32 PM]
In some UPCI churches they teach that you must speak in tongues as evidence of salvation, either before baptism or right after.
Tom Steele [01/21/2016 8:33 PM]
Like anything, tongues cannot be a means by which you earn or maintain salvation. However, like many other things we are instructed to do (therefore brethren, covet to prophecy and forbid not to speak in tongues), it can become a salvation issue. In particular, with gifts of the Spirit, you have the issue of people who attribute it to being the work of the devil. That is the exact context Jesus was dealing with when He rebuked the religious leaders for accusing Him of casting out devils though the power of the devil, and introduced the teaching on the “blasphemy of the Holy Ghost,” the one sin He said would not be forgiven. So then, speaking in tongues is certainly a salvation issue to those who teach that speaking in tongues is of the devil. Besides all that, tongues (and interpretation by default) is the only spiritual gift exclusive to the New Testament. I would say that makes it quite possibly the most important of all the gifts and the one that should be desired above all by all true Believers.
Ricky Grimsley [01/21/2016 8:35 PM]
I have a hard time believing cessationists are going to heaven.
Randy Buchanan [01/21/2016 8:36 PM]
James Armstrong [01/21/2016 8:40 PM]
Yes, born of spirit and the water. Without biblical evidence of tongues you do not have the Holy Ghost inside you.
Ricky Grimsley [01/21/2016 8:41 PM]
Curtis Fenison [01/21/2016 8:45 PM]
Opinions are fine. But they have absolutely no value for validating the truth. None of the answers give scriptural reference let alone irrefutable scriptural evidence for or against; “speaking in tongues is necessary for salvation”. Anybody want to answer the question by fact rather than opinion.
Stan Wayne [01/21/2016 8:48 PM]
Mark Schaeufele [01/21/2016 8:51 PM]
No, tongues as initial evidence of baptism of the Holy Spirit is an empowerment issue, not a salvific one.
CrossTheology [01/24/2016 7:23 AM]
Me too I think – The Holy Ghost you get at conversion so you need Him but not the speaking in tongues. 🙂 That’s not as important as conversion. 🙂