The conclusion is clear: If someone, even someone unexpected, hears the Word and speaks in divinely inspired tongues, that person has received the Holy Spirit. This was the reasoning of Peter and the other Jewish Christians present. Speaking in tongues is clear evidence someone has received the gift of the Holy Spirit (or been baptized in the Holy Spirit). The evidence was so clear for Peter he insisted Cornelius and his Gentile friends be baptized in water (10:48). -SOURCE (The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The Initial Experience and Continuing Evidences of the Spirit-Filled Life)
If speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of being filled with God's Spirit, then why didn't Charles Haddon Spurgeon, London's greatest preacher, ever speak in tongues? Why didn't the legendary Dwight L. Moody speak in Tongues? Why didn't Evangelist John R. Rice, Pastor Jack Hyles, or Dr. Lee Roberson ever speak in Tongues? Why didn't the mighty preacher George Whitefield speak in tongues? Why didn't Pastor F.B. Meyer's speak in tongues? Why didn't the powerful evangelist Billy Sunday ever speak in tongues? Don't you see what a bunch of liars and false prophets the Charismatics are? The true Biblical evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit is a desire to go soulwinning ... John 15:5 states, "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." Any carnal fool can utter some jibber-jabber out of his mouth (what the Pentecostals call "tongues"). The desire to win lost sinners to Jesus Christ is the strongest evidence that someone is filled with God's Spirit. Why do Charismatics focus solely upon the tongues at Pentecost? The big story folks was that at least 3,000 lost sinners were saved that day!!!
Photo to Left: False prophet Benny Hinn doing his hocus-pocus act.
Carefully notice that no one in the Old Testament spoke in tongues.
In Acts chapter 9 we read of Saul's conversion (later to be called,
Paul, the Apostle). There is no mention of him speaking in
tongues as an initial evidence of salvation. A Samaritan woman
(the woman at the well) was saved in John chapter 4; but we don't
see any Biblical record of her speaking in tongues. There is
no record of Jesus speaking in tongues. Paul never mentioned
speaking in tongues in his epistles to the churches, except to the
carnal church of Corinth. The Apostle John wrote 1st
John so we could KNOW we are saved (1st John 5:13); yet he never
mentions speaking in tongues. The book of Revelation never
mentions speaking in tongues. Clearly, Pentecostals have
created a false religion.
Charismatics: Talking Out of Both Sides of Their Mouth
The official website of the Assemblies of God Church states...
"we believe speaking in tongues is the unmistakable initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit" -SOURCE (The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The Initial Experience and Continuing Evidences of the Spirit-Filled Life)
Further down on the same page they state...
"Without question, some believers who do not speak in tongues have accomplished great things for God."
How can this be? How could the
greatest soulwinning preachers throughout history have accomplished
great things for God without being spirit-filled? Zechariah
4:6 is clear, "...Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit,
saith the LORD of hosts." The two statements made by the
Assemblies of God above CONTRADICT each other. In one
statement they say "speaking in tongues is the unmistakable
initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit"; but then
they admit that great things have been done for God by believers who
didn't speak in tongues. That doesn't make any sense. If
speaking in tongues is "unmistakable evidence" of being
Spirit-filled, then the mightiest preachers should have all
spoken in tongues; But they DIDN'T.
Dwight L. Moody is responsible for the salvation of millions of
lost sinners; yet he NEVER spoke in tongues even once.
Clearly, Charismatics are a wayward bunch. Why is it that
Charismatics are the ONLY ones practicing "dancing in the spirit" or
"being slain in the spirit?" Notice that I used a small "s"
deliberately, because what Charismatics are practicing is demonic.
Pentecostals are the only religious group who require speaking in
tongues as evidence of salvation. Such teachings are not only
heretical, but equally ridiculous as well.
"Tongues" simply means "Languages" in the Bible
It is extremely important for the Bible
student to look up the word "tongues" in the Greek. As you
will find, "glossa" simply means "languages." When the Bible
speaks of "tongues," it ALWAYS is referring to a KNOWN, earthy,
established language--never some mysterious, unknown, hocus-pocus,
mumbo-jumbo. The demonic tongues which the Pentecostals
practice is NOT found anywhere in the Word of God. Even the
carnal Church of Corinth wasn't foolish enough to speak in some
crazy language that even the speaker didn't understand. This
is clearly evidenced by Paul's constant mention of the necessity of
an interpreter. No one could interpret the garbage which
Charismatics are babbling even if they tried. They admit that
they don't even know what they're saying. How insane!
For an excellent understanding of the subject of tongues, please
Face to Face With
(by Pastor Max D. Younce, Th.D.)
The True Biblical Evidence of Being Spirit-Filled
Every Charismatic/ Pentecostal needs to take a careful look at Acts 9:17-20, because it puts them all to shame...
"And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God."
The first thing that Paul did after he got saved was SOULWINNING! When Paul was filled with the Holy Ghost, he went SOULWINNING! There is NO mention of tongues anywhere surrounding Paul's conversion experience.
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