Showing posts from March, 2008

Answering Questions About Pentecostal History

We have received several comments on our video and article that deal with the history of Pentecostalism claiming that there are many instances throughout history of tongues speech and therefore our information is inaccurate. When people make these comments there are two issues that they tend to overlook: 1) that it was the founders of every major Pentecostal denomination that believed that the gifts had originally ceased and 2) that we are not suggesting that no one has ever claimed to speak in tongues but simply that Biblical tongues and gifts have ceased. The entire point of our article and video is to show that each founder of the modern day Pentecostal movement believed and taught that the gifts had ceased. The entire Pentecostal movement was founded upon the idea that the spiritual gifts previously experienced at Pentecost and during the New Testament era had left the church for a time but were now returning to the church. The leaders are quoted as making such statem…

Trials - Lack of Faith or Proof of Faith?

While the prosperity gospel teaches that faith will bring you health and wealth, the Scriptures tell a different story. The bible tells us that faith is more precious than gold and like gold must be refined in fire. In fact it says that faith will be proven genuine by suffering griefs and trials. 1 Peter 1:6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials . 7 These have come so that your faith — of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire — may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Since the Scriptures teach that faith is proven genuine by trials does true faith really bring a life without trials? Does faith bring “a better life” with lots of money? Not according to God's Word. Think about it for a minute. How much faith does it take to believe in God when you are never poor, persecuted, or suffering? The truth is not very muc…