Megan Fox recently caused quite a stir with her comments in Esquire magazine. The actress grew up in Tennessee and attended a Pentecostal church and spoke candidly about the experience of speaking in tongue. But what does the Bible say about this gift?
Zach Schlegel takes on the question of whether tongues and interpretation of tongues are still relevant spiritual gifts. For more information about Zach Schlegel, visit: www.capitolhillbaptist.org
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The problem I had was that throughout all of that rolling and screaming of the charismatic service, not once did I feel God's presence.
Pastor Raymond Goodlett examines seven sections of the New Testament that discuss the Holy Spirit, and digs into 1 Corinthians 12 for a deeper explanation of the gifts of the Spirit. For more info: www.redemptionhill.com and www.christianity.com.
26-year-old actress Megan Fox is best known for her roles in movies like "Transformers," but the new mother recently spoke about her battle with fame and speaking in tongues at her current place of worship.
I think much too big a deal is made about speaking in tongues. It's easy to fake, and can distract people from what Jesus says is most important...
George Robertson is an Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Covenant Seminary and pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia.
The first thing I’d like to mention is that I think our culture has abused the Gifts of the Spirit BIG TIME. Many of us, if we are familiar with these gifts, automatically associate them with what we have seen on television. I think we need to be very careful not to do that, but instead, focus on what the Bible says.
A reader asks what I think of speaking in tongues.
Pentecost is an ancient Jewish celebration, but from the book of Acts, we know that the empowering of the Holy Spirit impacts all who follow Jesus.
We can be sure that the miraculous gifts have not ceased because people are still regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
- January 13, 2013 |
You have asked a critical question. To many of us the Holy Spirit is the forgotten member of the Godhead.
- January 11, 2013 |
The Apostle Paul, in addition to listing the spiritual gifts, notes a strategy for their use.
- January 10, 2013 |
Christians love spiritual stuff. We discuss spiritual fruit and spiritual disciplines, and we argue much about spiritual gifts. But do we really understand what we are talking about? We should!
- January 09, 2013 |
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all (1 Cor. 12:7). Can you imagine what it might have been like on the Day of Pentecost? Hearing a rushing wind, you look around to see tongues of fire upon each person assembled with you. Then as soon as you're filled with God's Spirit you begin speaking in other languages.
- January 08, 2013 |
When the believers were asked, "What's going on here?" Peter responded with great boldness.
- January 03, 2013 |