Tag Archives: baptism of the holy spirit

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 »

Calvinism vs. Arminianism

By | 7 Jul 2014

Historically, one of the most destructive and divisive controversies within Protestantism has been between the followers of reformer John Calvin, a French theologian who lived from 1509-1564, and the followers of Jacobus Arminius, a Dutch theologian who lived from 1560-1609. The name-calling and propagandizing against one another by these two groups has been damaging our unity of the… 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 »

Ask & You Shall Receive #4:
Praying According To God’s Will

By | 4 Sep 2013

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. — 1 John 5:14-15 Here it is again in the Amplified Version: And this… 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 »