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Are Pentacostals A Cult

God is not the author of confusion and I have heard that Pentacostalism is a cult based upon unintelligible tongues, a false fire not of God. Is this true?

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A cult, by definition, is a religion centered around the worship of a particular person. Since most mainstream Christians worship Christ as part of the Trinity, Christianity is, by definition, a cult.
Pentacostalism sets itself apart from main-stream Christianity in that its members believe that evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is manifested by displaying "gifts of the Spirit." By far the most common gift and the one gift nearly all Pentacostals display is the speaking of tongues, in which members chant in a glossalaliac speech reported to be an "unknown" tongue, or a "private prayer language."
Many Pentacostal believe that a Christian is not saved unless he or she practices this
---Tom on 7/6/09


Hi, I am pentacostal and I don't think that it is a cult, definatly not. When I worship god I feel his spirit rain down on me! Just because somthing unusual occurs in this time of prayer in the pentacostal church doesnt mean it is a cult. Actually the bible states that speaking in tongues is a sign of the holy ghost spirit.
---veronica on 10/25/07


Pentecostals, Baptists, Methodists,Catholics, Jews, etc, names. Any doctrine can be picked apart. How can we as Bible totin', believers be so egotistical as to what God wants us to be? Sure, Biblical. So, should women cut their hair? Should men have "long" hair? Liberal or not, circumcised or un... Isn't it better to focus on scripture than taking away the faith of others? How can believing in 1 God be heresy? God is one. How can believing in a God with 3 persons be good? Where's YHWH in that?
---mikefl on 9/26/07


.ashley, to indiscriminately call every Pentecostal church an evil cult is like saying every person is evil. "Pentecostal" is a title used by many different churchs. The word comes from the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon believers 50 days (Pente) after the Passover, or the seven sevens after the Resurrection day. Just because someone uses the word pentecostal does not mean that they are automatically and truly pentecostal, just as not all whom call themselves Christian are really Christian.
---Eloy on 9/23/07


.ashley, to indiscriminately call every Pentecostal church an evil cult is like saying every person is evil. "Pentecostal" is a title used by many different churches. The word comes from the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon believers 50 days (Pente) after the Passover, or the seven sevens after the Resurrection day. Just because someone uses the word pentecostal does not mean that they are automatically and truly pentecostal, just as not all whom call themselves Christian are really Christian.
---Eloy on 9/23/07




MikeM -your reaching - ashley is a mormon and I'm non-denominational pent - so you wouldn't have a clue what my church teaches unless you went there.

You on the other hand still need to let go of the hate you hold for your own family.
Unforgiveness is the poison you drink thinking it will hurt your enemy.

We forgive to release ourselves.
---Andrea on 9/22/07


God bless you brother but you are misled about the AG denomination. The AG never has said all other denominations are cults. Where did you get this? Our pastor is good friends with the Baptist pastor down the street. He is a highly respected leader in the community and is well known in many churches in this area. He has never put down other churches. He preaches on the cross and not what other people are doing. He has too much to say about Salvation and how wonderful God is to worry about other churches.
---Michelle on 9/21/07


Like Ashley, all religious groups claim to be directed by the spirit. Andrea belongs to what is, at this time the 'majority' form of pentacostal/fundamentalism-Is that any relevance to it being true? of course not. All are cults but us' is the mantra they use-thats self-rightiousness!
---MikeM on 9/21/07


ashley dear there are pentecostal Baptist churches and there are churches that are pentecostal and there are even pentecostal LDS churches. The early christian church was pentecostal.
The group of Oneness Pentecostal churches are heretics. They do not believe in a triune God. Like LDS heretics who believe in many gods

If you become a christian you will get the Holy Spirit for salvation - then if you ask Christ will Baptize you for power and give you the gifts or evidence of His Holy Spirit
---Andrea on 9/21/07


the pentacostle church started in 1906 in Texas when a group of men decided to start a church. They went to California and branched out across the country. In 1945 they merged under the united pentacostle assemblies. even andrea calls many pentacostle churches cults and evil. How when all pentacostle churches are under the same banner. To call one evil is to call all of them evil and cults. you can't have it both ways. you can't condemn other churches when your own are evil too.
---ashley on 9/20/07




Hallejujah Andrea- Praise the King! Let the doubters see the power of God in action! There was no way I knew you were studying that- God just gave that to me. Way to go Jesus!! Yah! Praise him, Praise him, Praise him. He is the faithful one. I'm dancing now!
---Michelle on 9/19/07


All right spirit filled believers, I feel a declaration coming on- can I get an Amen in the house?
I declare over this body that we will be a people of praise! We will glorify the King with our mouths and actions! We will not be offended by the power of the Spirit working through us and in us. We will prophecy! We will excercise the gift of faith! We will speak words of knowledge and wisdom!- Part 1
---Michelle on 9/19/07


Part 2- We will lay hands on the sick and they shall recover! We will speak in tongues and give the interpretation! We will do all these things to edify the body and bring glory to his name. We will shout a shout of victory! We will sing a new song onto him and glory only in his name! We will lift him high for he alone is God!
---Michelle on 9/19/07


I rebuke any spirit that tries to harass the body of Christ from doing his work and I bind you NOW in Jesus name! I command you to GET BEHIND US for you are UNDER OUR FEET! Hallejujah! I release the truth of God's word into the hearts of his people and I release faith to do greater works than he! I release love into people's hearts and grace! I thank you Lord that your grace is sufficent for us!
---Michelle on 9/19/07


Part 4- I RELEASE the prophetic annointing over those in this body who desire you Lord and seek you God. I declare that the words from your prophets will edify and build this body up. The words of the prophet will release hope, faith and love to broken and lost people.
To God be the Glory forever and foever.
Jesus is King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The enemy is under our feet! Hallejujah!!!!
---Michelle on 9/19/07


Andrea:::When I praise God I do it in song in English so that all can hear understand and Join in the chorus.I do it every day in my Thoughts & in church as a congregation all with one voice as we pray & praise. Not some thing only you(as one) can decipher & you dont Know if God even understands.for all you know some unholy spirit is talking through you.I dont see any Proof.result .I am not trying to ridicule.but it does sound strange is this pentacostal jargon .
---Emcee on 9/19/07


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Andrea,whisper to Eloy::If I may please enquire how do you read His word in the language that you talk called tongues! How is it transalated? Very few people know of this strange language if so how do you get saved by a language you cannot communicate in & appears nonexistant.Jesus never spoke in tongues But when the HS descended all were able to understand people of different nationalities?Eloy you said you could not accept my falehood .Yours is not even a language totally Alien,cult or occult.
---Emcee on 9/20/07


Racolia marundi cashe trabanda Halleluiah, cora masan malay anda. I hope for a lot more of this unintelligible, in a world so full of intelligence. Surround us with more of your Glory, Surround us with more of your presence, And surround sound of the angels singing I welcome completely, yara barund sheika masan aley, aley, aley, andole.
---Whisper on 9/19/07


Emcee- when did you spend 15 minutes praising God? just stop and spontaneously PRAISE!

oh its good for the soul

Hbr 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Psa 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

thank you Emcee - after doing a word study on praise I stopped to praise Him and pray for you - your in for some great blessings
---Andrea on 9/19/07


Michelle - when you told me that interpretation - I've been doing a short study on the 7 churches and the letters are written in a form that is for a royal edict- form in a letter was very significant and you can see 'its an announcement'. so when you said it was high praise as if a king walked in the room - it took my breath away
---Andrea on 9/19/07


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Michelle - I'm still there Andre5846
---Andrea on 9/19/07


Emcee- We are God's children - the Heavenly Father wants His kids to behave and then He wants His kids to say thank-you. In anyway your heart is open to express this relationship.
He also 'COMMANDS' praise

lift your hands a Holy Nation - raise a Banner
"the stones will cry out if we don't"

do you ever feel like that Emcee - like the stones will cry out HOSANNA if you don't?
---Andrea on 9/19/07


Praise the Lord everyone out there!!
Keep on praising Michelle, Michelle Sinclair, Andrea, Whisper, Eloy, Candice and everyone else out there who praises and worships God in Spirit and in Truth!! :-)
I thank God for the Pentecostal movement, I just love the liveliness of being in a Spirit-Filled church and worship. Hey...I'm ready right now to start dancing and praising Him! Anyone want to join in?

Shanda manahala sata shala manahala valaceita alei halei sata shala manasata valaceita!!!
---Holly4jc on 9/18/07


Eloy & Andrea::There are millions of minions who give Almighty God PraiseThis is Naturally due to him You make it a focal pointby your demonstrations But what does God really want he gives you a Hint in Genesis ITS OBEDIENCE, TOTAL obedience,withour frills & fancy footwork be like children,for such is the kingdom of God.Obedient unto death,he who loses his life for my sake saves it.--- Need I say more
---Emcee on 9/18/07


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Andrea,
I looked you up on the ChristiaNet community but it said you were no longer a member. How do I e-mail you? I wish we could post our e-mail. Are you through yahoo? I would love to chat with you.
---Michelle on 9/18/07


#1 I go to a upc church.I'm not there for the upc.I go because I feel God in a mighty way.You have to remember that upc is an organization like any other.People coming together to get things done such as missions,outreach ect.I've been to some upc churchs that I would'nt go back to.others as well. But they're not a cult. I see things going on in all types of churchs that sickens me.God has alot of compassion on all of us.UPC has standards just like any other church should.
---mike? on 9/18/07


#2 I believe in baptism in Jesus name,oneness,Holy Ghost tongue talking,spirtual gifts-healing ect.Do I believe that we should be modest in dress yes!Do I believe women should have long hair yes!My wife is more strict then me on these things. Can I explain all the doctrine.No! I can say I know the close relationship that I have with God is 100% real.Not everyone agrees with me on everything but,all I can do is tell you my experience.
---Mike? on 9/18/07


Jesus, Jesus, Jesus- there is none like you Lord. No one compares to your magnificent beauty. This is the one thing I desire- to seek you and sit in your presence all the days of my life. Worthy is the Lamb! Holy, Holy, Holy- He is so worthy of all of our praise.
---Michelle on 9/18/07


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Lord Almighty you are so great! You are the Alpha and Omega! I bow down and worship you for there is nothing and no one else who is worthy of our worship! Hallejujah my King! I love you and adore you Jesus! We give you glory Jehovah!
Send down the holy annointing to your church God! Fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Open the heavens and pour it down! Hallejujah! Ba ra na la karum shi cor rumashem- Praise Christ Jesus for he is on the throne and he is glorious!!!!!!
---Michelle_Sinclair on 9/18/07


Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Who is number 1? Who is on the throne? Who is perfect in power and wisdom and glory? Who is worthy of all praise and worship and honor? Who is victorious and conquers all? Who holds the keys to hell, death and the grave? Whose Kingdom is from everlasting to everlasting? You got it! Praise his holy Name! Hallelujah Jesus! For you are worthy to be praised! lateesha la cumbada, ala heo! and there is none like up to you! Praise you Jesus!
---Eloy on 9/18/07


Oh GLORY HALLELUIAH,BIG TIME... I'm with you guys on this I feel church coming on, I got Glory all over my flesh, Shundala, marunda, yella segunda moriah selah!!! chills up and down my arms, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, BRING IT ON***********WHISP
---Whisper on 9/18/07


Eloy and Andrea- Praise the King! Preach it! I feel like having church up in here! Hallejujah and glory to Jesus. May God be glorified- He alone is great and worthy to be praised! Yeshua Messiah- He is awesome! Sha karum mala shia ta ra mada. My God reigns and he has defeated the enemy. Can I get a shout?
Yahh Jesus!!!!!
---Michelle_Sinclair on 9/17/07
I'm smiling so big my teeth hurt.

PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD!!!
---Andrea on 9/18/07


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1)Andrea,
What you said in tongues is high praise and I mean high praise! I saw exaltation in that writing and it almost an announcement of the King. It was like I was reading what someone would say if the King walked in the room. I also felt the touch of the Holy Spirit when I read it. Any thoughts?
---Michelle on 9/17/07

yes many .............

your welcome to email me on penpals
Andre5946
---Andrea on 9/18/07


Pentecostals, are those who worship God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH, and beleive in the full manifestation of GODS GLORIOUS power through the working of miracles, signs, and wonders, they are a people who have NEVER QUENCHED THE HOLY SPIRIT, BUT HAVE WELCOMED HIM WITH OPEN ARMS. Spiritual things are mystical...not cult....WHEN THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS INVOLVED.
---Whisper on 9/18/07


I have been around both pentecostalists and charismatics and I've noticed the demand for Speaking in Tongues from both.
I've also seen the demand that Deaf people, such as myself, allow ministers to pray for us, over and over, which we neither want nor need.
For me, there was no confusion, associated with tongues. The frustration came from ministers, who held to man's ideals instead of God's Word.
---Gary on 9/18/07


Eloy and Andrea- Praise the King! Preach it! I feel like having church up in here! Hallejujah and glory to Jesus. May God be glorified- He alone is great and worthy to be praised! Yeshua Messiah- He is awesome! Sha karum mala shia ta ra mada. My God reigns and he has defeated the enemy. Can I get a shout?
Yahh Jesus!!!!!
---Michelle_Sinclair on 9/17/07


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All denominations are cult-like.

If you were a baptist, would you invite a Lutheran pastor to lead the congregation? What about a prophet? Most churches would even reject Jesus or even the two witnesses if they were walking the earth today. Church today is nothing but a building having clubs, entertainment and watered down sermons to attract self-centered Christians. They use secular marketing concepts to attract the unchurched. They have their own set of rules and traditions.
---Steveng on 9/17/07


All denominations are cult-like.

The original definition of church was a group of people who believe in Jesus. They were people who encourage each other (which you seldom find in today's churches), share their lives with each other, took in each other's burdens, and help develop a personal relationship with God through Jesus. The seven churches at the beginning of Revelation were simply home churches defined by their location - not by denominations. Look into starting your own home church.
---Steveng on 9/17/07


I am visiting an AG church & enjoying it more then the church of christ!I see no cult there. we are having a revival this month & I thought the healings & tounges were silly before,but lastnight I literally got healed by the holy spirit,by God!My right side was in tremendous pain for no medical reasoning & the guest speaker,a Pastor,laid his hand on my stomach & in that area & it got healed.
AMEN!pt 1
---candice on 9/17/07


pt 2: I also want to say I wear a charity type headveiling & modest clothing & God still blesses me.We also have this motercycle guy attending the church & he wears cut off shirts on wed nights & has a ponytail hair, but is in the Lord, it is NOT a cult.
---candice on 9/17/07


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Eloy. Since I am born again Christian, I can not accept your falsehood.

You will believe whatever you desire.
---Ramon on 9/17/07


Andrea,
What you said in tongues is high praise and I mean high praise! I saw exaltation in that writing and it almost an announcement of the King. It was like I was reading what someone would say if the King walked in the room. I also felt the touch of the Holy Spirit when I read it. Any thoughts?
---Michelle on 9/17/07


.mike? Ramon is by definition a cult for the following reasons: He speaks falsehood.
---Eloy on 9/17/07


A-men Andrea. Glory to Jesus, the only Salvation, in whom there is no guile.
---Eloy on 9/17/07


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The U.P.C. does not believe in the trinity nor that Jesus is God. Pentecostal Christian churches include Calvary Chapel, Foursquare & Potter's House. Possible cults: Rhema churches - Hagin's & Copeland's - I'm not pentecostal, but went to an AG Church for 3 years. Right or wrong about tongues for today, they're not a cult. Where I live, they witnessed more than any other churches & passed out more Billy Graham like salvation tracts than other churches.
---Karen on 9/17/07


#2

3) They reject the traditional and biblical concept of the Trinity.

4) They believe there is no salvation outside of the United Pentecostal church.

5) They believe the Baptism is necessary for salvation (i.e., another requirement for salvation).

6) The UPC are very strict when it comes to clothing (very controlling....)

Many of the UPC doctrines are heretic. Anyone who say you must "speak in tongues" or else you are unsaved are really losing their minds....
---Ramon on 9/17/07


A cult of Christianity:a group of people,claiming to be Christian, embraces a particular doctrinal system taught by an individual leader, group of leaders, or org, which denies (explicitly or implicitly) one or more of the central doctrines of the Christian faith as taught in the sixty-six books of the Bible.

Key Features .....group that deviates doctrinally from a "parent" or "host" religion, that is, cults grow out of and deviate from a previously established religion.
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---Andrea on 9/17/07


mike?. The United Pentecostal Church is by definition a cult for the following reasons:

1) UPC teach that speaking in tongues are required for salvation.
2) They share with other "Oneness Pentecostals" the practice of baptizing in the name of Jesus Christ only. And they believe that anyone who is not baptized in the name of Jesus only will not be accepted into heaven when they die. This is nonsense and not found anywhere in the Bible.
---Ramon on 9/17/07


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RAMON: This is mostly directed at you, but anyone feel free to answer. You said "The only Pentecostal group that is a cult by definition is the "United Pentecostal Church" Define cult. And what characteristics does the UPC have that makes it a Cult? Thanks
---mike? on 9/17/07


Whisper: Not Confusing at all

Only one way to know, applies to all Churches

1Jn4:1 believe not every spirit but try the spirits whether they are of God"
How:
Isa8:20 "To the law and to the testimony if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them"
1Jn4:3 Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist"

Test what the "Tongues" say, Period.
---SeventhSeal on 9/17/07


Eloy - thats a confirmation for me. lately I've been looking up all the anti-pentecostal stuff and questioning, but I know what the word says and I know what I speak is praise -
thank you - such a dear thing that is to me - I always end with "mah shundelah si kedah"
"ah shekundea mudio sekedia sekundea!" But if you try to understand this in the flesh, you will probably be at a loss
---Andrea on 9/17/07


We are to seek the 'gift giver' but we are told to 'ASK' for the gifts

Just seek God and open your mouth, if God gave you French you'd still have to give it a voice!
listen to your heart if your praising Satan you were not seeking God

2Cr 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken, we also believe, and therefore speak,
---Andrea on 9/17/07


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I must tell you: Not every Christian Church that claims to be Christian is.

The Bible states by their fruits you know them, it is not their talk but their walk.

It is not about denominational BARRIERS: Get over your denominations and don't have any. anymore.

**********There are no denominational sections up in Heaven.***********

You must have a personal relationship with Father God, Jesus the Son, Holy Spirit you can not have one without the other.
---Whisper on 9/17/07


Tongues are from heaven, not earth. You cannot use learning to know God's tongues. Interpretation of tongues is from heaven, as also the tongues are not from the earth. "For the speaking in a tongue, not the man speaks, but of God: FOR NO ONE FOLLOWS, but the Spirit speaks mysteries. For if I pray in a tongue, the Spirit in me prays, BUT THE KNOWLEDGE IN ME IS UNFRUITFUL. What then to be? I will pray in the Spirit, and I will pray also in the knowledge." I Cor.14:2,14,15.
---Eloy on 9/16/07


Kything or whatever you call it is paganism and certainly not biblical..can anyone show me in the Bible where it says so?
---jana on 9/16/07


If education can be used to know God's tongues, then they it is not real glossalalia from heaven. God has blessed me with tongues and also with the interpretations of tongues, none of which I have gotten from this world. God gives the gifts, you cannot learn them else it is not a given gift from the Lord. "This thereupon know, that in final days will be present times hard. For the people will be having a form of piety, but denying the power of it: and of these turn away from." II Timothy 3:1,5.
---Eloy on 9/16/07


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If education can be used to know God's tongues, then it is not real glossalalia from heaven. God has blessed me with tongues and also with the interpretations of tongues, none of which I have gotten from this world. God gives the gifts, you cannot learn them else it is not a given gift from the Lord. "This thereupon know, that in final days will be present times hard. For the people will be having a form of piety, but denying the power of it: and of these turn away from." II Timothy 3:1,5.
---Eloy on 9/16/07


For example: when I praise in tongues saying, "ah shekundea mudio sekedia sekundea!" But if you try to understand this in the flesh, you will probably be at a loss because I did not receive the message from earth, for it is the Spirit's tongue and not my tongue. And as I prayed he also gave me the English interpretation, saying, "wonderful God my Lord, glory to the Lord!"
---Eloy on 9/16/07


Some Pentecostals are cultic but Assemblies of God are not. Assemblies of God are not legalistic and I have never heard anyone "enforce" the tithe. They just believe it's Biblical. Pentecostals are wonderful- they are very free and I feel much more at home in their church.
---Michelle on 9/16/07


If you need a good Pentecostal church to go to by the way, and your in Dallas, then come to Trinity Church- person after person keeps talking about the awesome presence of God there and the love of the congregation members.
---Michelle on 9/16/07


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I am a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. No, its not a cult. Everything we teaches and practices is back up with the Bible (Tongues, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Trinity, etc) and Church History.

The only Pentecostal group that is a cult by definition is the "United Pentecostal Church". Some of there beliefs are false, they teach that speaking in tongues are require for salvation!

Are the Spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit active today? Yes. Are they counterfeit tongues? Yes
---Ramon on 9/16/07


Catholic priest Louis M. Savary and Patricia H. Berne have created a handbook for kything as a spiritual practice, in Kything: The Art of Spiritual Presence.

wiki - didn't have anything I understood except this note on a book and something about a 'Oneness' philosophy ( I don't think it meant OP.
---andre5846 on 9/16/07


been in a few different faiths, i am oneness right now. i have never heard of kything prayer and its not in our fellowship. it sounds cultic and should be avoided. there is one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. if its not the Holy Spirit why would you want to mess with it.
---nekraushaar on 9/16/07


Ted - reminds me of my old Edgar Cayce days - you can get into some real trouble if you let your spirit intentionally leave your physical body. It leaves you unprotected. Then to try to get into another's presence is asking for a third uninvited guest.
I did a search on ex-pentecostals and they all turned up 'oneness' the weird thing was most other ex-groups go to another church - the oneness appeared to become atheists
---andre5846 on 9/15/07


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The entire Bible can be looked upon as confusing it does not mean that I don't go there. When God ordered Ezekiel to strip naked and eat his own....that can appear as CULT But it is not, so please ask God for discernment which is so desperately needed in this final hour.
---Whisper on 9/15/07


Many churches are holding workshops for KP.
Kything: The Art of Spiritual Presence.

Entering into another's center, but could invite the other person's spirit into themselves. Kything involves, "focusing your spiritual presence in another person or their presence in you. Kything with another individual allows you to share in their energies and giftedness."
---Ted on 9/15/07


Been Pentecostal all my life never been a cult
---Lexie on 9/15/07


"Oneness" is a cult.
Many Christians are now falling for another lie from Oneness, it is called "kything prayer" (KP), which is unbiblical prayer and meditation. This bizarre prayer practice of kything will astound even the most informed.
---Ted on 9/15/07


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"Oneness" is a cult.
Many Christians are now falling for another lie from Oneness, it is called "kything prayer" (KP), which is unbiblical prayer and meditation. This bizarre prayer practice of kything will astound even the most informed.
---Ted on 9/15/07


"Kythe", ancient Scottish word means "to make known, to manifest, to show." Telepathic communication where "one person almost becomes another, seeing through their eyes and feeling through their senses." Kythers communicate through methods other than the senses, like mental telepathy. While in this frame of mind, "the two people intuitively know the meaning of what the other is telling them, disregarding such things as words or pictures.
---Ted on 9/15/07


your in a cult when someone else is thinking for you. we make the term to broad today. everyone who doesnt belive like me is a cult or if you commpleatly follow the Bible, want to live holy, and worship God more wild than you cheer your base ball team you must be wacky and in a cult. do what you like i'd rather live for God hard.
---nekraushaar on 9/15/07


But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:4-7 ESV)
---andre5846 on 9/15/07


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I was Assy of God for years and am non-denom pent - there is more freedom in these churches then in the mainline.
You can wear anything - jeans or suits. I love the bikers or kids with mohawks. As long as they want Jesus - its His job to work out the kinks.
I hate worrying about who dresses how- church should be welcoming to all and to much dress up makes everyone uptight.
and the worship is amazing
---andre5846 on 9/14/07


Only one way to know, applies to all Churches, not just Pentacostal (Asked wrt Pentacostal to spark interest)

Test them:
1Jn4:1 believe not every spirit but try the spirits whether they are of God"

How:
Isa8:20 "To the law and to the testimony if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them"
1Jn4:3 Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist"
---SeventhSeal on 9/14/07


Actualy I do not like to stereo type, there are Christians, Bible following, Bible beleiving people, then there are sinners, I do not find people that speak in tongues doing any thing out of alignment with the teachings of Acts. God is wreckless, wild His nature is anything but orderly, but His ways are extremely mysterious if you don't beleive me, read the book of Ezekiel. Unintelligible? thats nothing compared to Ezekiel. The Bible says the natural man does not understand the things of God.
---Whisper on 9/14/07


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