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Discussion in 'General Theology' started by W2L, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

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    I heard a healing preacher on TV say that if you have the Holy Spirit you will speak in tongues. He said its the evidence of the holy spirit. Any comments are welcome.
     
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  2. Neal of Zebulun

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    In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul mentions that there are many gifts of the Holy Spirit, and that not everyone gets the same gift. Speaking in tongues is considered one such gift.

    So the answer is no, if you have the Holy Spirit you won't necessarily speak in tongues.
     
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  3. High Fidelity

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    No one does. 'Healing' preachers are con artists that prey on the gullible, weak and captive audience that truly want to believe what they're saying.

    If he was truly blessed with the gift of healing, do you really think God would have him all glammed up on a TV show with a scrolling donation number, or would God rather have him out on the street preaching the word and using his gift adding weight to the claim and proof(like in the bible)?

    'Tongues' is not active in today's world.
     
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  4. Basil the Great

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    I heard a Baptist preacher decades ago explain that the gift of speaking in tongues was only intended for the Apostolic years. I do not know how widespread his view might be.
     
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  5. W2L

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    I agree.
     
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  6. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply.
     
  7. brinny

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    I suspect if questioned, this preacher would either get "tongue-tied" or defensive, because i suspect he cannot base what he said on Anything having to do with the living God. I would also suggest closely observing this preacher regarding any hints of the fruits of the spirit and if they are at all present, and his responses when challenged with legitimate questions re: "speaking in tongues", etc.
     
  8. W2L

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    Thanks. :)
     
  9. W2L

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    The preacher seems to lack understanding of the gifts.
     
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  10. brinny

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    Yet he promotes and says that speaking in tongues is evidence of being saved and/or being filled with the Holy Spirit?

    Secondarily, an interesting question to ask him would be "who or what authorized him to say that"?
     
  11. W2L

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    Yes. He clearly stated that speaking in tongues is the evidence that one has the Holy Spirit
     
  12. brinny

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    It would be interesting to find out from him by WHAT "authority" he claims such a thing.
     
  13. Bluerose31

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    That is a sign of the Holy Spirit. I think you can also have the Holy Spirit without speaking in tongues.
     
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  14. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    Who is this preacher, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  15. W2L

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    He was saying that all believers have the gift of tongues, but thats not true.
     
  16. W2L

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  17. Bluerose31

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    Oh I see. Thank you for clarifying that.
     
  18. W2L

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    You're welcome.
     
  19. salt-n-light

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    "Healing preacher" gives me so many red flags. So many words, considering I've been growing up in a Pentecostal church, so I'll keep it short...

    Tongues in the bible means languages. There's an order to it, and its there to serve the unbelievers as oppose to prophesies, which serves the believers. It served in the bible, for example, as a sign for the Jews. So yes, tongues in the bible served as a sign for the Jews that the Holy Spirit is present during that time. Tongues if it does still exist, suppose to be a sign for unbelievers who have a different tongue than the believer, with a interpreter present.Its like being a native English speaker, the Holy Spirit allow me to speak in french(although I have no knowledge of speaking the language) to reach to a French unbeliever to bring them to Christ, with an interpreter present.

    Speaking in another language is not chaotic, and there's no confusion about it. There is purpose if it does come. From my experience, I've never seen it used properly. Its always chaotic, its never use to bring someone to Christ, and there's never an interpreter present. So personally, I've have my doubts that it still exist.

    The truest sign of evidence of the Holy Spirit are the fruits of the Spirit. The sign that so many Pentecostals (because im pretty sure the preacher is) need to be seeking, is on the fruits, and those fruits can only come through Godly wisdom that is reveal in the Word and guided by the Holy Spirit. They tend to seek supernatural signs and forsake discernment.

    Sigh.
     
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  20. brinny

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    Isn't he retired?
     
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