Advise on Pentecostals

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  1. Deborah B.

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    Hi all!

    My mother has been Baptist all of her life. BUT, she has just remarried a man who is Pentecostal. She tried to get him to come to our Baptist church, but he thinks that Baptists are "money hungry hypocrites" and too boring. He has just about convinced her to join a Pentecostal church with him. He likes shouting, dancing in the aisles, speaking in tongues, etc. etc. etc. Is there any advise that you can share with me that I can give her? Is there anything biblical on this topic? Thanks in advance.

    Because of Christ,
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    The only thing biblical that Pentecostals can give is "teaching the experiences of the bible", instead of experiencing the teachings of the bible.

    Pray for your mother, as the road before her is very seductive and dangerous. I live in the town that is the world HQ of two Pentecostal denominations, and I have seen first-hand the confusion and non-biblical teachings of them.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  3. Jim Ellis

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    She married him, and he is the leader of the new home! Not all Pentecostals are bad. I was a member of the AOG (Assemblies of God) for a few years. I enjoyed them.
     
  4. Terry_Herrington

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    I, for a short time, attended a AoG church. Although there were many fine Christians there, much of their doctrine was off base. They tend to view personally experience over the Bible and lean on emotionalism instead of faith.
     
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    Exactly, Terry. "Personal experience" becomes the absolute measure instead of what God's word has to say about it.

    There are many out there who are willing to have their "experience" in order to gain some measure of control/dominance in the church. The one who shouts the loudest, dances the longest, speaks in 'tongues' the longest...

    As I said, I live in the middle of a lot of it. I have no use whatsoever for it.

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  6. Cix

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    Sounds like a fine christian man to me. :rolleyes:
     
  7. robycop3

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    Depends upon WHAT BRANCH of Pentecostals he's in.


    There are several branches of Pentecostals, and as an enemy of cults and false sects, I know that the "Oneness Pentecostals" are definitely apostate, believing that God is a "Power Ranger", one being who becomes, the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit as the occasion demands. They ignore the events of Jesus' baptism where all three Persons of the Holy Trinity were present, but each His separate self.

    I wonder what excuses this man makes for all the "love gifts" his denom calls for?
     
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    Amen! The denomination is not nearly as important as the relationship with Christ.

    Yes, some Pentecostals are off-base, but the same is true of many Baptists—just look at some of the “Baptists” posting in the Translations/Versions forum on this board.
     
  9. Stacie

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    Are you asking about what the Bible says on shouting, dancing in the aisles, speaking in tongues? For this post I will assume that you are.

    Shouting = Make a joyful noice unto the Lord. This is the way that some people make a joyful noice unto the Lord. (Psalm 66:1)

    Dancing = Didn't King David dance before the Lord while worshiping Him? (2 Samuel 6:14)

    Speaking in tongues = Well, there are two ways to do this. The first way is to speak in aother language, say as French or Spanish or such. We have someone in our congration that is part of the Giddons. On one occation when he was in a Spanish speeking country, he was witnessing to some people and noticed that his translater wasn't translating. When he asked his translater about it, the translater said he speaking perfect Spanish. This man knew nothing in Spanish and was in his mind speaking English, but to those who were listening, he was speaking Spanish.

    The second way of speaking in tongues is what you are really asking about. It is called the language of God or something to that effect. The Bible does give clear rules for this. No, where I'm not sure. I will just tell you what I remember hearing one of our past pastors say on the subject. (I looked up the verses and put where they can be found beside my comments.)

    1. There is to be order. There is only to be no more than 3 people speaking in one service and no one is to be talking over the other. If they talk over one another it is sin. (1 Corinthians 14:27)

    2. Each must have a translater. If there is no one to translate then it is sin. (1 Corinthians 14:28)

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    3. Women are not to speak in tongues in public. It doesn't say that women can't speak in tongues in their private Quiet Time, but it does say for women not to speak in tongues in public. (1Corinthians 14:34)

    (And By the Way, you keep control of your body. At no time when the Holy Spirit decends on you, do you go into convultions or loose control of your body.)
    :rolleyes: :eek:

    I would recomend reading the whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 14.

    Stacie
     
  10. untangled

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    The Pentacostals are our brothers and sisters in Christ like some people in many other denominations. However, they have an extremely mixed up view on salvation. The Church of God (A pentacostal denomination) has some disturbing views on salvation in my opinion. Alot of them believe in conditional salvation. Once someone is saved they can loose it when they sin, etc. So salvation to many of them is not eternal or anything. It is like a temporary hall pass that can easily be taken away from you when you mess up.

    That leads them to their belief in entire sanctification. It basically is a teaching that states that one can obtain a lifestyle of sinlessness and do no wrong. That's just my 2 cents.

    In Christ,

    Brooks
     
  11. untangled

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    FYI: The Church of God was founded by a Baptist minister.
     
  12. Lori

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    Roby I like that comment about God being a "Power Ranger" Wonder what color He prefers...I was always kinda partial to blue.

    azwyld
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