Category Archives: Charismata

Ask & You Shall Receive #15:
A Brief Discussion on Miracles

By | 10 Apr 2020

No true believer has problems with the Bible describing God’s miracles in the ancient past — we’re all in agreement the Word accurately portrays such events, so there is no controversy there at all. It’s only when you start talking about God performing miracles in the modern day where you will generally have two kinds of reactions. Those… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #8:
Slain in the Spirit?

By | 3 Jun 2017

Along with tongues, divine healing, divine prosperity, the charismatic phenomenon of being “slain in the Spirit” completes the list of the most divisive concepts to separate the Body of Christ in the postmodern era. Frankly, there has been some colossally bad biblical scholarship on both side of this debate. So we’re going to take a shot at exploring… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #7:
The Rest of the Gifts

By | 4 Jul 2014

Back in the fourth article in this series, I presented the 9 gifts of the Spirit as listed in 1 Corinthians 12. In subsequent articles on this topic, we have discussed 3 of those gifts, the ones commonly referred to as the “utterance gifts:” Unknown tongues Interpretation of tongues Prophesy Now, after a lengthy hiatus, we will hit the remaining… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #6:
The Gift of Prophesy

By | 16 Aug 2012

In my previous post in this series, we began discussing the gifts of the Spirit as listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 and led off with exploring the gifts of tongues and the interpretation of tongues. One of the things I stated towards the end of that article was that tongues and interpretation were the functional equivalent of the… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #5:
The Gift of Tongues

By | 9 Jun 2012

While I sorted my list of the gifts in my previous article in the same order as they appear in the Bible passage quoted, I’m going to deal with them in a different order, beginning with tongues. Why? Because tongues is the most controversial and misunderstood of the gifts and is subject to the worst biblical scholarship among… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #4:
The Fruit vs. The Gifts

By | 4 Jun 2012

The gifts of the Holy Spirit have but one purpose: to supernaturally demonstrate the reality of Jesus’ resurrection to both believers and non-believers alike. But before we dig into that, I first want to make a clear-cut distinction between the fruit of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit.