Holy Spirit  


Pentacostalism is a branch of Christianity that teaches the miraculous gifts of the spirit are still used today, but some pentacostal churches go even further into patently unbiblical practises.

Day One: The Charismatic Movement
The Charismatic movement is an interdenominational Christian renewal movement and is one of the most popular and fastest-growing forces within the Christian world today...
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For more, see: "What is the Latter Rain Movement?"

Day Two: Continuationism
Continuationism is the belief that all the spiritual gifts, including healings, tongues, and miracles, are still in operation today, just as they were in the days of the early church. A continuationist believes that the spiritual gifts have "continued" unabated since the Day of Pentecost...
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For more, see: "Is cessationism biblical? What is a cessationist?"

Day Three: Tongues and the Holy Spirit
There are three occasions in the book of Acts where speaking in tongues accompanied the receiving of the Holy Spirit—Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, and 19:6. However, these three occasions are the only places in the Bible where speaking in tongues is an evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit...
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For more, see: "What is the gift of speaking in tongues?"

Day Four: Praying in Tongues
As a background, please read our article on the gift of speaking in tongues. There are four primary Scripture passages that are cited as evidence for praying in tongues: Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 14:4-17; Ephesians 6:18; and Jude verse 20...
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Day Five: Glossolalia
Glossolalia, a phenomenon sometimes referred to as "ecstatic utterances," is the uttering of unintelligible, language-like sounds while in a state of ecstasy. Glossolalia is sometimes confused with xenoglossia...
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Day Six: Slain in the Spirit
Most commonly, being "slain in the Spirit" happens when a minister lays hands on someone, and that person collapses to the floor, supposedly overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit...
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For more, see: "What is Grave Sucking?"

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Published 11-9-16