Category Archives: Pentecostalism

Holy Spirit and Fire

“Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not.  John answered, saying to all, ‘I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than one is coming, … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: Bears Witness

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” (Romans 8:16). These Romans, to whom Paul wrote, were children of God. Such had nothing to do with race, ethnicity, or nationality (cf. Romans 1:16; Galatians … Continue reading

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Miracles (Part 5)

This is our final part of this series on miracles. In this part, we will, once more, consider the duration of miraculous gifts in the church. Ephesians 4 “But to each one of us grace was given to the measure … Continue reading

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Miracles (Part 4)

Jesus said, “These signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they … Continue reading

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Miracles (Part 3)

The early church received miraculous gifts from God (Acts 2:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:8).  Miracles were worked through the apostles (Acts 3:1-10; 5:12; 5:15-16; 8:14-17; 9:32-35; 9:36-42; 13:6-12; 14:1-3; 14:8-10; 15:12; 16:16-18; 19:6; 19:11-12; 20:9-12; 28:3-5; 28:8-9).  Miracles also were … Continue reading

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Miracles (Part 2)

There are different words used in the Bible to describe super-natural work: (1) “Miracle” (e.g. Luke 23:8; Acts 2:22).  The word is from the Greek, “dunamis” (it is from this word we derive our word “dynamite”).  The word refers to … Continue reading

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Miracles (Part 1)

Miracles are a part of the Biblical record. They occur in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Jimmy Jividen listed the references to miracles in the Gospel accounts and New Testament record: (1) Matthew – general references … Continue reading

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Jesus Only Baptism

The doctrine of some “oneness Holiness” groups is that the correct formula, or wording, must be said by the preacher baptizing you, or your baptism is invalid. According to them only words such as these are to be said: “I baptize … Continue reading

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Two Pentecostal Excuses

Pentecostal preachers claim to be able to work miracles.  However, when one asks to see such, it is not uncommon for excuses to be offered.  Here are two common ones: 1.  It is wrong to seek a sign. “’Teacher we … Continue reading

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Tongue Speaking: What was It?

There are two ordinary Bible usages for the word “tongue.”  (1) The word “tongue” in the Bible is at times used to refer to the body part within our mouth which helps us to speak (Luke 1:62).  (2) It is … Continue reading

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