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Is the Church Teaching the Correct Things? Should we be Using the Gifts of the Spirit?
I do not know of any churches that teach
what the Bible fully says. Many teach the truth about the initial steps to
salvation. However, often they either teach things that are not clear in the
Bible or take away the Bible's teachings. For example, there are the Pentecostals
who try to practice the gifts of the spirit, but mostly
they don't practice many other things spoken of in this
report. I believe and have experienced praying in tongues and falling down
before God after people prayed for me in a Pentecostal church. At the time I felt and still believe
that it is God's spirit as it weakened me for a short time while I was strong
in the presence of the Lord. Also, physically feeling the power of God makes God
more real and gets peoples attention. If we pray to the true father God and Jesus it seems logical that it would do people good and it is resisting the Devil. There are cases in the Bible where people behaved in a
strange way when they were prayed for. The cases could be considered similar in some ways to cases in Pentecostal churches today.
"Mark 1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he
24 Saying, Let [us] alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of
Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice,
he came out of him.
Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried,
saying, Thou art the Son of God.
Mark 7:25 For a [certain] woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit,
heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
Luke 9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare [him].
And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again
to his father.
Luke 4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him
Some people claim that the supernatural events in Pentecostal churches that are described above are of the Devil without being able to prove it. It is very dangerous to claim that something is of the Devil when it is not. This could be considered as blaspheming the Holy Spirit where there is no forgiveness. "Luke 12: 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven." If you are unsure it is best not to say anything. It could be that the demons that control people's lives are squirming when they feel the power of God, but I believe praying is still what God wants us to do more of.
Many verses support spiritual gifts such as, healing, tongues and the laying on of hands. "1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 1 Cor 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 1 Corinthians 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men [to] edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 14:4 He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 1 Corinthians 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; Acts 19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied."
I drifted away from Pentecostal churches when I heard that several people were leaving them and not being healed. There were disgruntled people who did not want to return to these churches and even believed that many things that they did were of the Devil. But this troubled me as I thought I experienced Jesus in my experiences with them. However, the Bible states that the people operating in these gifts are not necessarily Christians or doing God's will. It states that there are a group of people which are not born again that are using or claiming to use the gifts. "Matthew 7: 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." This verse may apply to most people in the Pentecostal churches. We also see King Saul after he rebelled from God using the gifts of God's spirit. Perhaps disobeying God by ignoring most things covered in this report could be the reason why there are false prophecies, people not getting healed, and people being misled. God may not be using his full effect, as He wants to alert people that something is wrong. God could be giving people a taste of the gifts in the hope people will do what he commands so he can reward them with the full thing.
Then there are the lukewarm Christian churches that ignore the gifts of the spirit and the laying on of hands. Ignoring this means that many churches are spiritually dead and that they are not doing what God commands. The Bible states that today's church is lukewarm and not fully committed. They could be considered to be as follows: "2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."
I can see God, as a positive God who would like to heal people and have them touched before him. If people did God's will there may be supernatural moves of God like in the times of the apostles. It would be wonderful to go around and pray for people and see them touched by God and turn to God. The mistake we make is that we assume that our friends are good Christians in God's sight when they most likely are not. We need to therefore have an attitude of praying, caring and trying to save their soul, instead of yoking with them for ungodly purposes.
Remember: Make a change for the better by doing things God's way and not man's way.
This report helps you know and avoid the dangers,
and do practical things a much better and more efficient way.
We could start a great new move of God with much joy, contentment, healing, prosperity & hope.
The full report is either on many short pages below or you may find it
easier to read it all on the one page.
Will Many Be Saved or is Salvation for a Very Small Percentage?
The First Steps to Salvation.
There are Many Things to Think Positive About.
Solutions. A Great New System and Christian Fellowship Group.
The Answer to a Workforce Problems and Solutions.
Charging Money Suppresses and Discriminates.
Facts and Statistics on the World System.
Be Wary of Doubtful Doctrines Including Ones on Hell.
A Powerful Challenge to Bring Revival.
The Benefits of Sharing & the Danger of Not.
Lukewarm Churches Mixed With the World.
Is Christmas a Pagan Festival?
True Conspiracies Affecting Everyone.
Are leading evangelists really Christians?
Does the Bible say that we need competition?
Yoking With Unbelievers.
The Danger of Fiction.
Education. Is it doing more harm than good?
What does God Think of the most Popular Things?
Are Christians??? in Trade Unions in Danger?
Challenging Questions on Unnecessary Things.
Is the Church Teaching the Correct Things? Should we be Using the Gifts of the Spirit?
The Confusion Between Judging and Boldly Rebuking, Warning or Correcting Someone.
We are Commanded to Preach.
Are There Times Where you Should Not Help Others.
A Positive Conclusion with the Solutions.
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