Category Archives: Christian Theology

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.

What Is The Bible &
How Do We Interpret What It’s Saying?

By | 1 Jun 2012

Introduction I’m about to answer two questions I believe to be crucial to our understanding of Christianity: What is the Bible? How do we correctly grasp what we read in it? These are the principles I use whenever I examine the Scriptures and am seeking God on any given matter, especially those topics I share in this blog.… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #3:
What Does The Word Say?

By | 25 May 2012

So let’s take a look at the history of the early Church and see what the New Testament has to say about speaking in tongues and whether or not it is the initial evidence of someone being baptized in the Holy Spirit. There are 6 biblical accounts of people receiving Holy Spirit baptism — aka “being filled with… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #2:
What’s It All About?

By | 25 May 2012

The spiritual gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues is an amazing blessing for those who have received it. Unfortunately, it is also the source of an equally amazing amount of dissension within the Body of Christ between those who do and those who don’t. Frankly, it is appalling how hostile both sides… Read More »

They Speak With Other Tongues #1:
My Own Personal Testimony

By | 24 May 2012

Before digging into the Scriptures, I would like to establish my credentials on this topic. I was first exposed to the concept of being baptized in the Holy Spirit almost immediately after I became a Christ-follower. I submitted my life to Christ in November of 1973 while a soldier assigned to the US Army’s 3rd Armored Division in… Read More »