What virtually all Pentecostal denominations believe concerning Speaking in Other Tongues as the initial evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit?

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What a local church practices may not be in line with the statement of belief of the denomination or movement. However, generally an affirmation of alignment with the statement of faith is required. 

~Pastor Terry Wiles

What the Assemblies of God believes?

http://www.ag.org/top/beliefs/statement_of_fundamental_truths/sft_full.cfm#7

7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. •Luke 24:49 [KJV/NIV] •Acts 1:4 [KJV/NIV] •Acts 1:8 [KJV/NIV] •1 Corinthians 12:1-31 [KJV/NIV]

This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. •Acts 8:12-17 [KJV/NIV] •Acts 10:44-46 [KJV/NIV] •Acts 11:14-16 [KJV/NIV] •Acts 15:7-9 [KJV/NIV]

With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:

•an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, John 7:37-39 [KJV/NIV], Acts 4:8 [KJV/NIV] •a deepened reverence for God, Acts 2:43 [KJV/NIV], Hebrews 12:28 [KJV/NIV] •an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, Acts 2:42 [KJV/NIV] •and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost, Mark 16:20 [KJV/NIV]

8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. •Acts 2:4 [KJV/NIV]

The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use. •1 Corinthians 12:4-10 [KJV/NIV] •1 Corinthians 12:28 [KJV/NIV]

What the Foursquare church believes?

https://www.foursquare.org/about/what_we_believe

12814634_190686264637950_4826046442202778160_n (1)The Baptism of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is an experience that follows salvation. All believers have God’s Spirit within them. Holy Spirit baptism empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God’s saving grace. We believe that those who experience Holy Spirit baptism today will experience it in the same manner that believers experienced it in the early church; in other words, we believe that they will speak in tongues—languages that are not known to them (Acts 1: 5, 8; 2:4).

What the Church of God in Christ believes?

http://www.cogic.org/our-foundation/what-we-believe/

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST: We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is an experience subsequent to conversion and sanctification and that tongue-speaking is the consequence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost with the manifestations of the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23; Acts 10:46, 19:1-6). We believe that we are not baptized with the Holy Ghost in order to be saved (Acts 19:1-6; John 3:5). When one receives a baptismal Holy Ghost experience, we believe one will speak with a tongue unknown to oneself according to the sovereign will of Christ. To be filled with the Spirit means to be Spirit controlled as expressed by Paul in Ephesians 5:18-19. Since the charismatic demonstrations were necessary to help the early church to be successful in implementing the command of Christ, we therefore, believe that a Holy Ghost experience is mandatory for all men today.

What the Church of God Cleveland Tennessee believes?

http://www.churchofgod.org/beliefs/declaration-of-faith

• In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart. • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

What the UPCI believes?

http://www.bible.ca/cr-United-Pentecostal-(upci).htm

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said, “…He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.”

Jesus, in Acts 1:5, said, “…ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”

Luke tells us in Acts 2:4, they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues (languages), as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

The terms “baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire,” “filled with the Holy Spirit,” and the “gift of the Holy Ghost” are synonymous terms used interchangeably in the Bible.

It is scriptural to expect all who receive the gift, filling, or baptism of the Holy Spirit to receive the same physical, initial sign of speaking with other tongues.

The speaking with other tongues, as recorded in Acts 2:4, 10:46, and 19:6, and the gift of tongues, as explained in 1 Corinthians, chapters 12 and 14, are the same in essence, but different in use and purpose.

The Lord, through the Prophet Joel, said, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; …” (Joel 2:28).

Peter, in explaining this phenomenal experience, said, having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He (Jesus) hath shed forth this which ye now see and hear.” (Acts 2:33).

Further, “…The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:39).

99 Comments

  • Reply June 19, 2016

    John Ruffle

    Need to re-phrase this. If its a statement then remove the question mark. If it’s meant to be a question, then re-phrase the sentence. As it is it is neither one thing or the other? (There it is – I just wrote a non-question and ended it with? ??? )

  • Reply June 19, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    If I remember correctly the discussions started with a question if and which denominations practice speaking in tongues any longer to which Terry Wiles was kind to provide this very informative response. BTW it is Pentecost sunday in Israel today Tom Steele Do you speak in tongues John Ruffle

    • Reply June 19, 2016

      Tom Steele

      Yes

    • Reply June 19, 2016

      John Ruffle

      You’ll need to judge for yourself on that – asking about private devotions is a very intimate question, like “did you have sex last week?”

    • Reply June 19, 2016

      Tom Steele

      Oh… Troy Day, use punctuation next time, I thought that question was directed at me. My answer still stands though, and I also believe tongues is very important as it is the only of the gifts that was not recorded in the Old Testament. Well, also interpretation, but that goes kinda hand in hand with tongues.

    • Reply June 19, 2016

      John Ruffle

      I like you for that!

    • Reply June 20, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      You show me one OT verse from the Bible with punctuation in it and I will start using it on my here telephone device. If it was good for Paul…

  • Reply January 25, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Andrew Gabriel Would pls take a look at this list created by senior pastor Terry Wiles How do you feel your claims go along WHAT VIRTUALLY ALL PENTECOSTAL DENOMINATIONS BELIEVE CONCERNING SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES AS THE INITIAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/what-virtually-all-pentecostal-denominations-believe-concerning-speaking-in-other-tongues-as-the-initial-evidence-of-the-baptism-with-the-holy-spirit/

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Scotty Searan

    If the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is so needful, then why aren’t more members baptized in it. We know by per capita in the churches the % has fallen way off in the 50 years. Can a church be Pentecostal and most of there members not have the Baptism with speaking in other tongues?

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    More members are baptized with a greater majority. Overall Pentecostalism worldwide is the fastest growing movement now surprising even Catholicism by speed of growth

    • Reply January 27, 2017

      Scotty Searan

      It might be so in foreign lands, because they have not got caught up in the trappings that are in our churches hear in America. But hear in America and you know it is a fact more than half of the COG, AOG and PH do not have the baptism of the Holy Ghost. It wasn’t that way 50 years ago. And we are sending out the missionaries to these other countries. Won’t it not get into there congregations eventually. The Non-Spiritual dry milk of not speaking in tongues.

    • Reply January 27, 2017

      Varnel Watson

      Last I check AOG and COG are growing tremendously. Where do you get your stat facts? Please check latest from PEW

    • Reply January 30, 2017

      Scotty Searan

      I didn’t say the AOG and COG wasn’t growing. I said that more than half the members do have the Batism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. There is a difference. They are growing, but they have taken away the requirement to be earnest seeking the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence fo speaking in other tongues.

    • Reply January 30, 2017

      Joseph Kidwell

      Scotty Searan is right. When I was a CoG minister from 1978-2002, the CoG’s own statistics showed that 47% of members had not received the Holy Ghost. I was a full time evangelist from 1979-1991 and then from 1993-1996 and focused on an emphasis on the Holy Ghost. During that time, we had over 1500 people who received the Holy Ghost.

    • Reply January 30, 2017

      Varnel Watson

    • Reply January 31, 2017

      Scotty Searan

      Troy Day This article is mostly about mainline, but it has not proven that the majority of COG and other Pentecostal church members have the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. The churches I have attended over the last 40 years, the baptized have been in the minority. I challenge you to do a survey of your local membership

  • Reply January 30, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Joseph Kidwell With great respect for the years you’ve served but lots has happened in the world since 2002 http://www.christianpost.com/news/assemblies-of-god-leader-denies-that-speaking-in-tongues-is-in-decline-in-pentecostal-churches-103613/

  • Reply January 30, 2017

    Joseph Kidwell

    Troy Day, if you have recent statistics, I would like to hear them. The statistics that I referred to came from Dr. Ray H. Hughes.

  • Reply January 30, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Joseph Kidwell This was really long time ago then. This was the reason I asked you and Scotty Searan for the sources so we can compare what these sources say today. It will be interesting to see the growth – I cited our own Dr. Wood and the Pew Forum in the last mutual survey

  • Reply January 30, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    Respectively. Growing up in the AoG they fully emphasized the Baptism in the Holy Spirit for the endowment of power for life and service.

    Today it seems as if all they speak about is speaking in tongues.

    I understand and believe it is the initial Biblical evidence but thing the 40% number is close to correct and it may be even lower.

    Perhaps a survey of pastors would reveal an eye opening number. Maybe you can set up one on your system.

  • Reply January 30, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Pastor Terry when are we going to see your comparison on sanctification?

  • Reply January 30, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    Waiting on someone to give me a clear official statement from the COG. Someone posted a picture of an older book recently. If I could get a copy I would flesh it out.

  • Reply January 30, 2017

    Joseph Kidwell

    My friends who are still in the CoG tell me that if anything, there has been a steady erosion of spirituality over the last 15 years. That is consistent with what I witnessed from 1984 on.

  • Reply February 1, 2017

    Joshua Sakal

    Why do you say the baptism of the Holy Spirit. There’s only baptism to receive the Holy Spirit.

  • Reply February 1, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    Baptism “of” is in 1 Corinthians 12. The Holy Spirit Baptizes one into the Bod of Christ. Baptism “in” is the work of Christ. Reference John the Baptist’s comment about how he baptizes in water to repentance but the one John speaks of will baptize one in the Holy Spirit.

  • Reply February 1, 2017

    Scotty Searan

    If you just say baptism, some just think about water baptism, which is natural, but then there is a spiritual baptism, which is the baptism of the Holy Ghost, which does effect the spiritual and the physical being.

  • Reply February 1, 2017

    Joshua Sakal

    Baptism means to submerge in water.

    • Reply February 1, 2017

      Terry Wiles

      There is water baptisms and spirit baptism

    • Reply February 1, 2017

      Joshua Sakal

      i think you missed what the definition of baptism is. It means to be submerged in water. And there is only one baptism in the new testament

    • Reply February 1, 2017

      Terry Wiles

      Baptism means to immerse in. In some cases it is water and in other it is the Body of Christ and in other cases it is in the Holy Spirit.

      Perhaps you missed these verses in the New Testament. Matthew 3:11 and 1 Corinthians 12:13.

    • Reply February 1, 2017

      Joshua Sakal

      Well Terry Wiles what spirit do you think that those two verses are talking about? It says in Ephesians 4:4,5,6 that there is only one baptism and one spirit. What is the only verse in the Bible that shows how you receive the Holy Spirit?

  • Reply May 21, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Here we go Wayne Scott about your UPC tongue speaking question

  • Reply April 5, 2019

    Isara Mo

    Bible without the Holy Spirit is equal to religion..(not my quote)

  • Reply April 5, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    the Holy Spirit is not equal to religion

    • Reply April 6, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      I said the Bible WITHOUT the Holy Spirit..is equal to religion.
      Religions don’t have tongues, salvation does..that is my point.
      In other words I might have all the Bible in my head but if I don’t have the Holy Spirit to make it living and powerful I will have a good religion…
      A cessionist is someone who has chosen to unsubscribe from God and yet continues to use the Bible..without the Holy Spirit.
      You love the Word and you don’t want the Teacher….
      Surely tongues were not fabricated(but I didn’t say that) and even today true tongues for a new believer is very important…very or else they might end up in some dead end religious system..(my view not Biblical..though).

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Nikki Sheppick

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    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      my position defended by presenting virtually every Pentecostal denomination view I am anticipating questions on those and not baptist calvinist or other variations that will be OFF topic

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Jonathan Shrader

    I’m Pentecostal and believe you can still have and be filled with the Holy Spirit if you don’t speak in tongues. There’s a lot of gifts that people operate in not just tongues..one person may have been given the gift of healing while another words of wisdom. I don’t necessarily believe that if you don’t do these things you’re not filled as everything is God’s will.

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Joshua Steindl

    “It is scriptural to expect all who receive the gift, filling, or baptism of the Holy Spirit to receive the same physical, initial sign of speaking with other tongues.” Except it’s not as there’s no bible verse that says that. Even in this article, the author doesn’t have a verse next to this statement. Tongues is a gift of the Spirit, but it is not given to everyone (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      the article is pulled starlight from various declarations of faith and I see MORE than enough verses in it Are we looking @ the same thing here? What are you talking about

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Joshua Steindl

      None of those verses back up the claim that speak in tongues MUST be the initial sign of the Holy Spirit and in fact the verse that I referenced says the opposite (“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.”
      ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:7-11‬ ‭NIV‬‬
      https://www.bible.com/111/1co.12.7-11.niv)

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Cody Ashton Hitchen

    There is no 2nd baptism

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      so there is no 2nd Resurrection either?

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Cody Ashton Hitchen

      Troy Day we die once and are resurrected once at the coming of our Lord

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Cody Ashton Hitchen so are you saying there is no 2nd resurrection in the BIBLE ? What youma talking about?

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Cody Ashton Hitchen

      Troy Day one for believers and one for unbelievers. What does this have to do with a 2nd baptism?

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Bob Jones

    There are no unknown tongues the Bible speaks of other languages

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Shane Mccall

      Bob Jones

      For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
      1 Corinthians 14:2 KJV

      Maybe you overlooked that verse

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Shaun Earle

      Bob Jones okay, so then why is there always a translation or someone else that can “hear” it? Every Pentecostal service I’ve attended there would be tongues and it was never “valid” unless someone translated it.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Shane Mccall

      Shaun Earle

      Because, just as speaking in a unknown tongue is a gift, So is the interpretation of tongues a gift.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Shane Mccall

      Shaun Earle
      1 Corinthians 14 has all your answers to this topic brother

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Bob Jones what you said is NOT in the Bible but what are you saying by denying Acts 2, 8, 10, 19 1 Cor 12, 14 etc?

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Nathaniel Taylor

    I always found it odd having grown up in and later leaving the Pentecostal church was that they deny the Acts 2 description of tongues being a language that was intelligible to other people in their native language (AKA, tongues is not holy gibberish) and 1 Cor 14 where it talks about orderly worship with an interpreter so that tongues would edify the body, not merely be a display of the presence. I’ve been in no less than 100 of these churches going to camps, fellowshipping with other churches in my region growing up. Never seen an interpreter. Never heard the gift of a new language bestowed on anyone that would match anyone’s native language.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Jonathan Shrader

      Nathaniel Taylor I personally believe someone who speaks in tongues also has the gift of interpretation at the same time.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Nathaniel Taylor

      Jonathan Shrader That is unfortunately not pulled from exegesis. Paul clearly states in 1 Cor 14:13 that if one speaks in tongues, they should pray so that they may have the ability to interpret those tongues. So, I would say that they “may” have the gift of interpretation. Regardless, of who can interpret, Paul later in the chapter goes on to say that no more than 2 or 3 should be speaking in tongues and that if that be the case, “someone should interpret” meaning a singular person could do the interpreting for all 3. This for me almost seems non-existent because I have never even heard someone explain the meaning of a specific episode of tongues. I was in the Pentecostal churches for over a decade. Maybe things have changed but I am not so sure.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Nathaniel Taylor who are THEY who deny the Acts 2 description of tongues being a language that was intelligible to other people ?

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Nathaniel Taylor

      Troy Day Last night I sat down with someone who told me that tongues was always an unintelligible language and that it was the only way to know if someone had received the Spirit. I’m working to veer away from continually saying someone’s denomination because there are so many variances within denominations that it always lends itself to 15 different sub-descriptors to try to affirm what someone affirms. The church I grew up in nor that person I spoke with last night would see tongues as a language that would be in a native tongue to the people hearing it as outlined in Acts 2.

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Paul L. King

    Not all Pentecostal denominations believe tongues is the initial evidence of the baptism in the Spirit. Most notably Jack Hayford and the Foursquare Church have backed away from that position, as has the Open Bible Standard Church. The founders and ongoing leaders of the European Pentecostals, by and large, have not insisted on tongues as the evidence–Alexander Boddy and George Jeffreys in the UK, Jonathan Paul in German and mainland Europe, as well as Willis Hoover, founder of Pentecostalism in Chile. The AG has been wrestling with it, some holding to a “delayed evidence,” since that is the experience of some if its founders.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      same as PA of Canada that has recently rejected it as initial evidence AS well as some British and EU Pentecostals Hence virtually ALL views presented in this post

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Antonio Di Monaco

    I was in a pray meeting last night and the elder from the pulpit encouraged over and over to pray in tongues, I don’t speak in tongues, so I felt a little out of place not understanding or being able to just say amen to the prayers, so I left the prayer meeting as I couldn’t hardly hear myself think, I read in 1 Corinthians that tongues are to be no more than 2-3 persons and 1 at a time and always with an interpreter this within the congregation….but the thing is I feel bad for leaving the prayer meeting…

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Nathaniel Taylor

      When I was younger and in that church, I was told that I didn’t speak in tongues because I had not been sanctified enough to allow the Holy Ghost to move in me in such a way…

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Antonio Di Monaco

      Nathaniel Taylor wow not nice… I know they say it’s the evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit here and my wife says she speaks and has been baptized in the Holy Spirit.. so I’m about the only one left of the long serving in the fellowship who has not this gift and so not been baptized in the Holy Spirit, so guess how I might feel??? 16 years a Christian

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Nathaniel Taylor

      Antonio Di Monaco The Pentecostal exegesis of this is truly a late comer to the stage. The early church fathers were unanimous that baptism was with water and that paired with the preceding belief would ensure the gift of the Spirit affirming this as their exegesis of Acts 2:38. Layering in an additional baptism is also problematic. Paul says in Ephesians 4 that for those of us who are in Christ, there is but one baptism. The problem with setting a standard that the Bible didn’t set, is it can put you in a vicious cycle of attempting to earn the presence of the Spirit by works. The Word promises us freedom, rest, and peace in Christ. It does not tell us that we would be put in pursuit of earning the presence of the gifts of the Spirit. The Bible clearly states that God doesn’t give the gift of speaking in tongues to everyone (correction added). 1 Corinthians 12 says, “7 The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all. 8 To some people the Spirit gives a message of wisdom. To others the same Spirit gives a message of knowledge. 9 To others the same Spirit gives faith. To others that one Spirit gives gifts of healing. 10 To others he gives the power to do miracles. To others he gives the ability to prophesy. To others he gives the ability to tell the spirits apart. To others he gives the ability to speak in different kinds of languages they had not known before. And to still others he gives the ability to explain what was said in those languages. 11 All the gifts are produced by one and the same Spirit. He gives gifts to each person, just as he decides” I pray you find freedom in this brother. I applaud your honesty. Not everyone in that church has the gift of tongues yet all are participating. You worship in the Spirit of truth and God will bless you for your honest offering.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Nathaniel Taylor

      I made a small correction there for that to reflect my opinions. Not all are given the gift of tongues was my comment. God bless you brother.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Antonio Di Monaco

      Nathaniel Taylor thank you so much for your support it’s not easy to find on certain teachings as such. God bless you also dear brother for spending time and thought for me.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Nathaniel Taylor

      Antonio Di Monaco As brothers, we are to bear one another’s burdens. I am happy to have been a part of your journey. God bless. I pray you find that rest in the King brother. Be well.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Antonio Di Monaco

      Nathaniel Taylor amen and thanks again

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Carol Myers

      Gift of tongues??….I pray for the gift of humility and ability to help my fellow man who is in distress…..tongues? Pfffft

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Carol Myers

      I dont mean to be rude….but that is simply the way I roll…

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Michael Dennis

      Antonio Di Monaco hi, “The Holy Spirit” has revealed the truth to you. Tongues are a language from man (or woman) straight to God. Unless there is an interpreter (as you mentioned) it spreads confusion and should be done singularly. Thank “The Holy Spirit”. Be blessed.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Antonio Di Monaco

      Michael Dennis thanks dear brother

  • We are baptised with the Holy Spirit when we become Christians. Sop creating extra requirements.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Antonio Di Monaco

      Karl Ernst Von Buddenbrock I’m not creating extra requirements. I’m just saying of my experience

    • But the bible is clear. We get the Holy Spirit at regeneration. I respect your experience, but it can’t invalidate the Scriptural record.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      yap Philip Williams Neil Steven Lawrence good luck with what Karl Ernst Von Buddenbrock is saying about Spirit baptism

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    Aaron Noble ANY question you have on these views presented in OP since obviously your view on the subject is unBiblical

    • Sure. People like BB Warfield, John Calvin, Charles Hodge, Augustine, and other great theologians just wilt in the light of your amazing knowledge. Who are they anyway?

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Karl Ernst Von Buddenbrock BIBLE pls Augustine believed in Spirit baptism Calvin who said to has followed Augustine in the same Luther did not agree with Augustine on this or post-mil vs a-mil

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Aaron Noble

      No, my view is biblical. Jesus never said yabba bogo hidirosho like Joyce Meyers and the rest of the charismatics. Nor did any other prominent Christian over the last 2000 years. In fact most claimed not to speak in tongues at all. Paul knee upwards of 4 different languages. Just like you were wrong about me being a Mason. You are wrong again. Christians weren’t saying yogi baga woohoo until 100 years ago at Azusa st. God is not a Godof confusionmy friend. And confusion is not a fruit of the spirit.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Joshua Steindl

      Troy Day 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Eddie Krause

    Sad the reformed people attack the principle as defined in the Bible They sadly forget their own terrible erring ways !!!!

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      some reformed ppl need to read their Bible and get saved

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Eddie Krause

      Troy Day agree thx

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    Aaron Noble as an apologetic theologian you should be able to make difference between Penetecostal and Charismatic which are NOT the same. Seems though you’ve been watching too much TV and not doing much theology Now then when you start making that difference you will have to answer HOW you so called Biblical view can deny the occurrences in Acts 2, 8, 10, 19 etc. as we as the apostolic writ in 1 Cor ch 12 ch 14 etc I would venture that your so called biblical view cuts all these OFF your Bible and disregards them completely Hence the lack of understanding you’ve shown on this thread about simple Biblical principles and praxis

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Aaron Noble

      Meh… 2000 years of historical Christian figures and nobody was saying yogo yoga baga looloo until 100 years ago…. Be deceived if you wish. Thats on you bro. God bless

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Joshua Steindl

      Troy Day you need to read these chapters you keep quoting. None of them say the things that you are saying.

    • Reply June 11, 2020

      Ronald Burns

      Aaron Noble I found something we agree on. Lol

  • Reply June 11, 2020

    Susan Moore

    Yes, the Apostles spoke in tongues. However it was different languages so everyone could understand the Gospel. Not the gibberish the Charismatics and Pentecostals speak!!!’

  • Reply June 12, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    Aaron Noble at least I am quoting the BIBLE and not just giving humanistic logiX like you? I’ve read these chapters long before you were born AND can exegite them anytime with you if you dont understand them and need clarification BUT I am getting the feeling you aint got it in you Larry Dale Steele Neil Steven Lawrence

    • Reply June 13, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Aaron Noble @Nathaniel Merritt Can answer such doctrine with a smiley face You have to speak in tongues to know what you are talking about which apparently you DO NOT

  • Reply June 13, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    Daniel J Hesse Neil Steven Lawrence I cant find your answer in this big mess of comments here Could you repost so I can read it Can you also bring @Francisco Arriola in here to give some more detail cogger theological expo on the initial evidence. Philip Williams which of the views listed was supported by your grandmas Pentecostal community ?

    • Reply June 13, 2020

      Neil Steven Lawrence

      Troy Day It’s very simple the overwhelming evidence available in the book of Acts and the writings of Paul are that tongue speech and prophecy are listed as the initial evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit.

      This is the scriptural programmatic norm established.

      It doesn’t matter which unbelieving non-Pentecostal wants to say tongue speech is relegated to the past – tongue speech as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the scriptural programmatic norm.

      In these last days we have seen the fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements; leading to the largest influx of believers into the body of Christ; first in the developed world and then in the undeveloped world. Currently the Pentecostal branch of Christianity is the largest part of the body of Christ in history by numbers and the fastest growing by far in the history of the Church!

      Just because“Headstrong people“ want to deny it, does not make it irrelevant! The numbers disprove them!

      If they want to operate their vehicles without a “turbo charger“ then it is their loss. They are a dying breed…

    • Reply June 13, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Neil Steven Lawrence I agree The BIBLE is explicit about tongues The larger majority of Christians in the world speak in tongues Pope including So what are all these calvinators trying to tell us by them gifts being stopped or what

  • Reply June 13, 2020

    Philip Williams

    Don’t see anything here concerning the free Pentecostals who would not use any statement of faith other than the Bible. The original Pentecostals, even those who first met in Arkansas did however view such organizations as heresy.

    • Reply June 13, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      that was early FREE Pentecostals pre-Cashwell finished work and RichardAnna Boyce free grace calvinism Once they stepped in the grass-root folk like Saymure and Bartleman stepped away from Pentecostal denominationism and got lost in history ALL and WHILE they were the tongue speaking heroes we should remember today #JustSayin

  • Reply June 13, 2020

    Daniel J Hesse

    You know I am curious regarding this initial evidence. Growing I believe only about 10% of our AG church was filled. Very few interpreted other tongues, prophetic utterance seemed to have ceased, other gives seemed dormant.

  • Reply June 13, 2020

    Daniel J Hesse

    We need more than initial evidence.

  • Reply June 13, 2020

    Daniel J Hesse

    Do all speak with tongues? Paul’s question…not mine.

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