The truth about speaking in tongues

speaking in tonguesSpeaking in tongues is probably in the top 3 issues that Christians disagree on.  Speaking in tongues, I hope to show you, is not what many Christians think it is and not what is happening in many churches today.  The Bible, not our experience, must always be our highest authority in doctrine and practice. 

Disclaimer

This is article is for Christians, dealing with an in-house issue.  If you are not a Christian, you may not know what I’m talking about!  Please do read the article if the subject interests you.

Charismatic definition

According to “charismatic” Christians, tongues is a heavenly or angelic prayer language and is a sign that you are filled with the Holy Spirit.   You use this ecstatic prayer language (that you don’t understand) to pray to and praise God (in a language that apparently devil doesn’t understand either).   “Charismatic” and Pentecostal Christians view use 1 Corinthians 12-14 as justification for this practice.  Here are six simple points I hope will help clarify this thorny issue1:

Continue reading The truth about speaking in tongues

Why I am a cessationist (and you should be too)

Have you had a prophecy over your life that you’re not too sure about?  Did a prophet say you should take a certain course that you don’t really want to?  Are you in a church where prophecies are common, but create anxiety not peace because of the added pressure on believers?

What does the Bible say about the gift of prophecy and other “miraculous” spiritual gifts?

Continue reading Why I am a cessationist (and you should be too)