Charismatics / Pentecostalism
Angelic Tongues - An excerpt from our article on Spiritual gifts which answers the question; does the Bible teach we are supposed to speak in the tongues of angels?
Answering Questions Regarding Pentecostal History - Responding to objections about our History of the Pentecostal Movement video and article which emphasizes not only the accuracy of our current work, but the contradictions such objections raise.
Apostleship and the End of the Gifts - An excerpt from our article on Spiritual gifts answering the question, is the office of apostle still relevant today? We can easily answer this question when we examine what the requirements were for this office and what purpose they served.
Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit - A look at what the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is and how questioning a person who claims to be empowered by the Holy Spirit does not put a person in danger of eternal damnation.
By Their Fruit - This article reminds us that it is by their fruit, not their gifts, that we can recognize true Christian leaders.
Cessation of the Gifts - An excerpt from our article on Spiritual gifts revealing how the Spiritual gifts ceased by understanding the parable of Paul in 1 Corinthians 13.
Divine Healing is Spiritual not Physical - Reveals how a passage often used to teach that divine healing is guaranteed if you have faith is really speaking about our spiritual health, not physical bodies.
Edification Defined - Addressing Self-Edification and Tongues - An excerpt from our article on Spiritual gifts which reveals that Pentecostals distort the meaning of the word "edification" to wrongly justify their misuse of the gifts. What they do is not real edification in the true sense and meaning of the word.
False Prophet Exposed - Pat Robertson - A follow up to our article in May titled The Problem With Modern Day Prophets, which dealt with a message Pat Robertson claimed to have from God. His so-called prophecy never came to pass which reveals the fact that he is a false prophet.
History of the Pentecostal Movement - Proves the cessation of the Spiritual gifts by examining the history of the Pentecostal movement. Their history reveals that their leaders not only began teaching the gifts as a new doctrine in the church, but that they acknowledged that the gifts had ceased and had not been part of the church since Acts chapter 2.
Knowledge Has Not Ceased - Addresses the argument that since knowledge still exists then the gifts have ceased by pointing out the difference between the spiritual gift of knowledge and knowledge itself.
Positive Confession - Examines the Name it and Claim It teaching that says we can "speak" health and wealth into our lives.
The Problem With Modern Day Prophets - A look at a message that Pat Robertson claimed was from God which is later followed up in our article False Prophet Exposed - Pat Robertson revealing that he is a false prophet because this prophecy did not come true.
Prosperity - Many have perverted the Word of God to make it appear that He promised financial blessings but as we see, spiritual blessings seldom present themselves in material ways.
Purpose of the Gift of Tongues - An excerpt from our article on Spiritual gifts which examines the purpose of tongues revealing why they are no longer needed today.
Purpose of Prophecy - This article answers the question, "What was the purpose of prophecy in the Old and New Testament and is it still for today?"
Purpose of the Spiritual Gifts - An excerpt from our article on Spiritual gifts which examines why the gifts were given and how their original purpose shows why they are no longer needed in the church today.
Putting 1 Corinthians 13 in Context - Examining the context of 1 Corinthians 13 to better understand the surrounding passages and chapters concerning the Spiritual gifts.
Spiritual Gifts - An in depth study comparing the Charismatic and Pentecostal teachings of the Spiritual Gifts to what the Bible says on the subject. This article examines, their purpose, their meaning and their fulfillment in the completed Word of God revealing that not only have the gifts ceased to be given to the church, but how we have something much more valuable today.
Test Everything - Rodney Howard-Browne - In one devotional Rodney Howard Browne blatantly contradicts Scripture by discouraging people from testing their experiences and feelings. We must remember that the bible warns us to test all things.
Trials - Lack of Faith or Proof of Faith? - Many Charismatic and Word Faith believers teach that if you are suffering through trials it means your faith is weak. However, when we look at the Scripture it tells us that these things are signs of a mature faith, not a weak one.
Unknown Tongues - An excerpt from our article on Spiritual gifts which reveals that in the Bible tongues were always known human languages, and were not "unknown" or mysterious utterances.
Video: Pentecostalism - The True Meaning and Purpose of Tongues - Watch our video on the Guided By Truth Youtube channel explaining the true meaning and purpose of tongues.
Video: Pentecostalism and the Cessation of the Spiritual Gifts - Watch our video on the Guided By Truth Youtube channel explaining the cessation of the spiritual gifts.
Video: Pentecostal History Proves Cessation of the Spiritual Gifts - Watch our video on the Guided By Truth Youtube channel that examines the history of the pentecostal movement which reveals that even they taught that the spiritual gifts had not always been present within the church.