Tag Archives: Gifts of the Spirit

Is a believer baptized in the Spirit at conversion or after

Is Spirit Baptism at Conversion or Later?

How and when the Holy Spirit enters a believer has been the focus of much debate in recent years. With the rise of the charismatic movement, much more supposed phenomenal activity has taken place in churches, being attributed to the Holy Spirit. There has been the rise of practices such as being “slain in the Spirit,” which is found nowhere in Scriptures. Being led or filled with the Spirit has taken on various new meanings, far different from bearing fruit. Continue reading Is Spirit Baptism at Conversion or Later?

Does Hebrews 13:8 teach that speaking in tongues is for today?

Hebrews 13:8 is NOT Teaching About Tongues

My purpose for this post is not to discuss whether or not the gift of tongues has ceased. What this post is going to address is the “psychobabbling” we see today in churches, which I feel is demonic. It is a dangerous false teaching and practice.

Those churches which “speak in tongues” today try to justify their actions by citing Hebrews 13:8, which says, “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” When I tried finding an exegesis of this verse to support their view, I was unable to find one. To figure out whether or not this verse refers to ‘speaking in tongues’ we shall: First, observe the verse in light of common sense. Second, we shall observe what the words “yesterday,” and “forever” mean. And finally, we shall observe the verse in its context to see what it really means. Continue reading Hebrews 13:8 is NOT Teaching About Tongues