Biblically, SITs is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit manifested through believers in Jesus. It's original purpose was largely to astound and 'prove' the god of Jesus was real. In modern times, there are many different Christain beliefs on it's contemporary application. The two main veiws are 1) while this was truly a miracle back then it seldom happens now - and only to random individuals at seemingly random times (for varying mysterious reasons); 2) this gift is available to all who truly beieve in Jesus - and they can manifest it at will - mainly for brining god's knowledge and wisdom to the church and for a form of personal prayer. The latter veiw is largely held by 'charismatic' Christian groups (they also embrace the same notions towards faith healing, prophecy, casting out demons, etc.).
What do you think of speaking in tongues?
Is it the holy spirit speaking through a person or is it a total sham?
Answer by SuperChicken at 1:53 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by ptomom678 at 2:34 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
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Answer by popzaroo at 5:36 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
How much study have you done on Pentecostalism? Obviously I am talking with someone with a carnal mind trying to discern spiritual things--- which is impossible. You do not enough information which makes this conversation pointless.
Answer by ptomom678 at 2:54 PM on Feb. 19, 2011
Answer by Anouck at 1:54 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by kittieashy at 5:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by shay1130 at 7:03 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by armywife43 at 7:37 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 8:06 PM on Feb. 18, 2011