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Is being "slain in the Spirit" Biblical?

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Slain in the spirit: backward or forward?...those who speak against God's soveriegn power to manifest himself in any way He chooses are those who have yet to have an encounter with God. The devil accused Jesus of having a demon...so it is with this same spirit that sends accusations. God used a Donkey! why then would division arise simply because of the position in which one's body falls in God's presence.I pray the Lord help His church in their unbelief. Many people saw our resurrected Lord in the early days...not many see him today because of our "unbelief." God says... I change not!...remember, there is only one accuser of the brethren. We are commanded to love one another, to be One...in Jesus name.
---jamie on 7/10/09


1Kings 8:10-12
10.When the priests were come out of the holy place that the cloud filled the house of the Lord
11. so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.
12. Ten spake Solomon, The Lord said He would dwell in the thick darkness.
---saint on 3/24/09


"Slain in the Spirit" is a modern term. However, the Biblical reference Opagal mentions (outside of Acts) is probably as follows:

1Ki 8:10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,
11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

I don't think that means they fell on the ground and flopped around like fish while laughing their guts out.

My guess is that if a Levite Priest had been seen acting in that manner -- they would have been stoned to death (and I don't mean "drunk in the spirit" to death.)
---BruceB on 3/2/09


with charismatics, when an anointed person ministers to people by the laying on of hands, its common for that person to fall down onto the floor. but that doesnt mean that it happens all the time every time.
---opalgal on 12/30/08

Again, this is NOT biblical. This never happens anywhere in scripture.

"slain in the spirit" is a charismatic term
---opalgal on 12/30/08

It is a term made up by man, it is NOT a "biblical term"

READ the question opalgal!
---john_adams on 1/1/09


Opalgal, you wrote somewhere in the Bible it says that the Priests who minister in the Temple when the presence of God is heavy, could not stand to minister.

Is this just something you just heard someone say, or have you read this yourself in the Bible?

If you have indeed read this in the Bible,please share with us where you read it, ACTS 17:11.
---Rob on 1/1/09




"slain in the spirit" is a charismatic term that refers to being unable to stand in the heavy presence of God, which is Biblical.
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somewhere in the Bible it says that the priest who minister in the temple, when the presence of God was heavy, "could not stand to minister".
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with charismatics, when an anointed person ministers to people by the laying on of hands, its common for that person to fall down onto the floor. but that doesnt mean that it happens all the time every time.
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this kind of thing is different from Biblical examples of unbelievers being forced to the ground, or when someone voluntarily bows or prostrates themself in the presence of Jesus.
---opalgal on 12/30/08


Rob and the others that Eloy has addressed. Notice the . before your name and how your name has a small first letter rather than being capitalized. This is because Eloy believes that only his name and God's should be capitalized.

This is the kind of mind you are trying to rationalize with.
---BRUCE5656 on 12/23/08


Again, the question is "is being slain in the spirit biblical?" And again the answer is NO. No where in the bible does anyone lays hands on someone else and they fall down in the spirit.

People have fallen out in the spirit (Saul) but this was done only by the holy spirit and no human were involved initiating this process.
People like Benny Hinn perform this practice to put themselves on a pedestal.

The truth is, the manner in which these people perform this practice week in and week out was never done according to the scriptures.

For the most part, it makes for great show.
---john_adams on 12/23/08


Eloy, I did ask myself," has Eloy ever said he drank poison or handled snakes?" and I could not remember if you had, so my questions was, have you ever done that? You still have not answered if you have or not.
With all the powers of God you would not have a problem doing it as you say, so I was wondering since Scripture speaks of drinking poison and handling snakes and you speak of having those powers, my question was, whether you had done them or not? It was a simple question. Nothing hard to the question.
---MarkV. on 12/22/08


.markv, Search my words, as some have done, and ask yourself, "When has Eloy done these things?" and after you search diligently, you may also find your answers.
---Eloy on 12/20/08




Eloy, have you drank poison? And have you handled deadly snakes as well? I don't want you to proof it because then you would die. But this is one part of you I have not heard. If you have all power you should do them without any sweat.
---MarkV. on 12/19/08


.rob, Search my words, as some have done, and ask yourself, "When has Eloy done these things?" and after you search diligently, you may also find your answers.
---Eloy on 12/19/08


---kathr4453 if this statement ,".....it's our NEW MAN that the Holy Spirit inhabits.....not our flesh" is true where then does the war between the flesh and the spirit take place.
---mima on 12/15/08

Mima, the Holy Spirit does not inhabit our old man...that man is crucified with Christ...JUDICIALLY in Christ DEAD as a door nail. It would be a total contradiction then for the Holy Spirit to do anything but mortify our flesh Romans 8:11-13. The Inner-man is Christ in you. Eph 3!

Christ in you is manifest in the fruits of the spirit...also stated in Galatians 5 those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh.

Always bearing about in our bodies the dying of Christ that the Life of Christ is manifest.
---kathr4453 on 12/18/08


Eloy, when have you ever walked on scorpions, or picked up poisonous snakes with you bare hands?

Also, when have you ever told anyone how they can be saved in these blogs?
---Rob on 12/18/08


Kathr, you hit it right on the money. The reasons you gave I agree with because the actions of the apostles and Christ were made to authenicate Christ was the Messiah.
Today there is no way anyone can authenticate Christ is the Messiah by healing, touching or knocking the person down. The Gospel authenticates Christ. They don't do it to authenticate Christ but authenticate what they can do. A prideful motive behind the action, as evidence by Eloy.
Eloy's condemnations are not new to anyone. His past gives evidence of how he thinks of people and how he treats them as well. They have no impact whatsoever for even he admits he was saved a few times. No telling what's up with him. His words have no power to condemn or judge someone's heart.
---MarkV. on 12/18/08


.rob, I already have, do you have no reading comprehension? In reference to your inquirey on Luke 10:19, I have replied, verbatim: ..."as far as Christ giving those of us whom belong to him All power over the enemy, this is true and still applies today. Christ, nor his Spirit, nor his power has ceased operation for the rapture of the church from the earth has not happened yet."
---Eloy on 12/18/08


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Eloy, why don't you give an answer about Luke 10:19?

This is very typical of you. Many times I have asked you to give an answer regarding scripture. Why do you continue to avoid giving Biblical answers to the questions you are asked?
---Rob on 12/17/08


.rob, you continue to blaspheme, and as far as Christ giving those of us whom belong to him All power over the enemy, this is true and still applies today. Christ, nor his Spirit, nor his power has ceased operation for the rapture of the church from the earth has not happened yet.
---Eloy on 12/17/08


People will believe what they want to. It is sad to see people less and less guided by scripture and more and more guided by their feelings, emotions, and experiences then calling it the "holy spirit".

The holy spirit does guide us and comfort us but will always align with scripure for the accomplishment of Gods will and glory, not our will or our glory
---john_adams on 12/17/08


John Adams, you are just waisting your time with Eloy.

Read through the blogs and see how many times Eloy has told someone they speak "FALSEHOOD" even though what they shared came directly from scripture.

See how many times Eloy has told people the need to REPENT and become SAVED.

See how many times Eloy has been asked how a person becomes SAVED, yet he has never ever given an answer.

Eloy, an example how you continue distort and pervert scripture is you have written that things are still practiced today. What about what is written in Luke 10:19?
---Rob on 12/16/08


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.john adams, you dis the power of God, namely what is referred to as being "slain in the spirit", even after I have clearly shown you in the scriptures revealing this happening. You dis because you have not experienced the falling under God's power for yourself, you must learn to completely worship Christ in the Spirit, reach up to the Lord seeking him fully in truth and in Spirit, "let go of your self, and let God be your God", then you will know his pure and unadulterated holiness and almighty power which slays the spirit of man, for no flesh will withstand his shekinah glory presence.
---Eloy on 12/16/08


You must remember the question. The question is "is it biblical" The awnser is NO.
If you are a person like Eloy, you don't mind takeing parts of scripture and adding it with other parts to justify a practice.

The scripture he quoted has absolutly nothing to do with this practice.

But its nothing new for people to take parts of scripture add them together Creating new practices and new doctrines and calling it GOD. This in part is why so many people are decieved.
---john_adams on 12/16/08


Inspite of dissers, "The Commandment" from Jesus for the "laying on of hands" was practiced and is still practiced today with effectual results. God's Almighty power can likewise be transferred through tangible things, like handkerchiefs, as recorded that Paul has done. Jesus commanded: Go and in my name lay hands on the sick and they will recover. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us through your name. And Jesus said to them, Here I give to you power over All the power of the enemy. Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works that I do will he do also, and greater than these will he do.
---Eloy on 12/15/08


Again, I will say this practice was never done in scripture. People have fallen in the presence of God. Yes this is true, but no where in scripture does a pastor or elder or anyone for that matter touch peoples forehead and they fall down.
Not to mention week in and week out.

God has never used a man to do these things. The holy spirit filled the upper room and people fell out. Paul on the road to damascus fell out all soley done by the holy spirit.

One can argue that God can do whatever he wants. All I'm stating is that this practice was never done in scripture.

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---john_adams on 12/15/08


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Something about falling down seems to make people feel holy and maybe some like the attention they recieve

I think many pastors like this based on how they push on your forehead prompting you to go down
---john_adams on 12/15/08


---kathr4453 if this statement ,".....it's our NEW MAN that the Holy Spirit inhabits.....not our flesh" is true where then does the war between the flesh and the spirit take place.
---mima on 12/15/08


Yes. This manifestation is called the shekinah glory, the divine presence of God. And yes it is very common during praise, worship, and prayer. It's when God's Holiness overwhelms you. Please read II Chronicles 5:13,14, Daniel 10:8,9. Recall how God's shekinah glory came upon Paul on the road to Damascus. Those with him heard the voice, but they did not hear the Hebrew speech. Please read Acts 9:3-9, 22:6-11, 26:12-18.
---Eloy on 12/13/08


This practice is completly fictional and has no basis in scripture
---john_adams on 12/11/08


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The term" slain in the spirit" is incorrect. We are not slain in the spirit but our human bodies are overcome by a manifestation of the spirit with in us.
---mima on 11/30/08


Mima, our human bodies are crucified with Christ.....it's our NEW MAN that the Holy Spirit inhabits.....not our flesh. Satan works with our FLESH......Christ Crucifies ..puts to death through the CROSS...not sending ooie gooie stupid feelings in our Flesh.

Our flesh is made up of our emotions etc....and THIS is where Satan gets his strong hold. Christ works through our WILL... our emotions have nothing to do with it!!!!
---kathr4453 on 12/1/08


Christ and God The Father can slay anything at Will is Sovereign decisions if He has so Desired to.

One cannot possibly comprehend the vast expanses of the Universe that is perceived by naturals eyes for 'everyone' to examine.

How much more Glory has The Spiritual Realm of The Kingdom, then?

To abide in The Word of Truth which is The Spirit of God is that God Is Spirit and must be Worshipped In Spirit and In Truth
---jack_david on 12/1/08


I agree with this statement.
"God does not SLAY OUR SPIRITS. There is no Biblical foundation for such a practice.

Christ IS our Life.....we Walk in the Spirit...out of OBEDIENCE....
---kathr4453 on 11/29/08

The term" slain in the spirit" is incorrect. We are not slain in the spirit but our human bodies are overcome by a manifestation of the spirit with in us.
---mima on 11/30/08


Rob and Kathr~ Thanks for your diligence on this subject.
---Anne on 11/29/08


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mima...the Bible teaches us about tongues, and even healing...however nothing about being slain in the spirit.

If we are to discern truth from lie..we have HIS WORD to do that. If you believe any supernatural experience is from God...then you have left yourself open to anti-christ who is coming in lying signs and wonders How will YOU know what is TRUTH and what is LYING????

Satan DOES turn himself into an angel of LIGHT and preacher of righteousness!!!!!

God does not SLAY OUR SPIRITS. There is no Biblical foundation for such a practice.

Christ IS our Life.....we Walk in the Spirit...out of OBEDIENCE....
---kathr4453 on 11/29/08


When speaking about being "slain the spirit"
I am utterly amazed at how many people are expert on this subject when in fact they have little or no experience at all with it. Those who discredit tongues do not speak in tongues. Does that statement come as a shock to you. Same holds true for being "slain the spirit" or healing. To take the Council of such as have no experience seems very very foolish at a minimum.
---mima on 11/28/08


Lee, you said you have many friends that have experienced being slain in the spirit.

The question I need to ask is they have experienced being slain by what spirit? Mark 9:14-26, and 1 John 4:1.
---Rob on 9/12/08


***I have had a number of friends over the years that witnessed of having been 'slain in the Spirit', and what it has done for them is to cause them to be more determined than ever to follow Christ in all aspects of their lives. ****

Paul said "That I may know HIM and the fellowship of HIS suffering, and the POWER of HIS RESURRECTION.

That takes obedience of a surrendered life through the act of your WILL, eyes wide open and alert.

When we are Born Again, we are indwelt with the Holy Spirit and baptized into His Body.
---kathr4453 on 9/12/08


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***We both probably know there will be those who will despise and hate you for this. This is because they hate the truth.***


Rob, you and I seem to both know teh truth here. Christ in you...the Spirit of the Life of Christ in you...is at work IN YOU, not ON YOU.

Our Flesh..or old man is crucified with Christ....rendered DEAD, and our New Man in Christ lives by the faith of Christ, as we are changed from Glory to Glory by the Spirit of the Lord.

We live from Faith to Faith...not by feeling to feeling.

Faith takes obedience....being slain takes teh easy way out....microwaved.
---kathr4453 on 9/11/08


I have had a number of friends over the years that witnessed of having been 'slain in the Spirit', and what it has done for them is to cause them to be more determined than ever to follow Christ in all aspects of their lives.

Just because such an experience is not in the Scripture really does not of necessity makes it a false experience.

I have not had that experience nor do I desire it. But at the bottom line we need look at the effect on the lives of those that have had that experience and not knock it because it is not part of our experience.
---Lee1538 on 9/11/08


Kathr4453, thank you for sharing the truth.

We both probably know there will be those who will despise and hate you for this. This is because they hate the truth.
---Rob on 9/10/08


Kathr4453,you need to just stop judging,you are wrong again. There is no baby steps and I said nothing about a baby Christian,when the Gift of the Holy Ghost comes to dwell in a believer,all the person needs to learn is to recognize the voice of God and obey. The Holy Ghost Power,the gift of discernment comes from God and he is fully operational when he comes into God's people. You are getting down right insulting to lump all Christians together,no two are alike,and then call them carnal Christians. There is nothing carnal about accepting the full Gospel of Jesus including Holy Ghost Baptism and the Gifts of the Spirit for one is walking out into deeper waters of the Spirit of God. It is God who does all through surrendered vessels,not humans.
---Darlene_1 on 9/10/08


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****God help you for judging God's work, which you deny completely,in His people who surrender and obey only His voice. God gives His Holy Ghost filled people the Spirit of discernment so they can know what spirit is in operation.****


Yes, Darlene 1, and as a Born Again Spirit filled christian who does hear God's voice...we are to judge and discern all things according to HIS WORD...and slain in the Spirit is not in HIS WORD.

A waring TO CHRISTIANS:

There are those cought in the snare of Satan.
He roams around seeking whom he may devour
AND a sin unto death...

and many more warnings....IF you stay in God's Word...that's the voice WE HEAR...HIS WORD!
---kathr4453 on 9/10/08


****Kathr4453,to insist a Born Again Holy Ghost Filled Christian wouldn't recognize Satan trying to deceive is a foolish and unleaned statement.****


Darlene 1, this is waht 1st John states.

YOUNG MEN overcome the evil one.......not children...

It's a growth stage, as one learns the WORD. To say a baby Christian KNOWS ALL of God's word, has developed those strong teeth to be able to eat strong meat and while doing so to discern both good and evil tells me you don't know the stages of growth and what a Christian even goes through as they mature.

Carnal Christians...still worldly do not have this ability...and EAT everything everyone throws at them. You know...those " Lets all get along folks!"
---kathr4453 on 9/9/08


Kathr4453,to insist a Born Again Holy Ghost Filled Christian wouldn't recognize Satan trying to deceive is a foolish and unleaned statement. The Bible says the Sheep know their Master's voice,and that is truth,also they follow no other. Why do you think you know so much you can tell Godfollowing and fearing Christians they are listening and being filled by evil spirits? God help you for judging God's work, which you deny completely,in His people who surrender and obey only His voice. God gives His Holy Ghost filled people the Spirit of discernment so they can know what spirit is in operation. No one is placing emphasis on the experience except those who don't believe in it,none of the Christians which know it's God do that.
---Darlene_1 on 9/8/08


**am,I don't use "slain in the Spirit" but experience isn't extraBiblical.**

One must understand not everything supernatural is spiritual.

The Holy Spirit works from WITHIN the Saint....not upon him. Satan works UPON YOU. Please discern what is within and without.

OT the Spirit was UPON...WE In Christ,He works within and THROUGH you.

We are told to be FILLED with the Holy Spirit.

Please discern the difference.

Once you give into the wrong spirit, will hold you in captivity..and use you to destroy the testimony of Christ and the Gospel,placing more emphasis on experience and taking it away from what really matters...YOUR sanctification BY FAITH in Christ Jesus.
---kathr4453 on 9/5/08


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There are many different spirits in the world we live in and they are not all of or from God, Revelation 16:14.

We are instructed to test the spirits to see if they are from God, 1 John 4:1.

There are many, many examples found in scripture of people who were possed by evil and demonic spirits.

Those who claim to be spirit filled or slain in the spirit, have you really ever checked to see by what spirit?

This is an honest and sincere question.
---Rob on 9/4/08


Let's not forget Christ is our Wisdom, Christ is our righteousness, Christ is our sanctification, Christ is our redemption.

The Holy Spirit is not the sanctifier, the Holy Spirit is the teacher of the truth that Christ is our Sanctification.

The Holy Spirit is not our redemption, but the Teacher of that redemption. It was Christ that hang on the Cross, not the Holy Spirit.

Christ is our wisdom, the Holy Spirit is the Teacher of that wisdom.

Christ is our righteousness, Not the Holy Spirit, The Holy Spirit is the Teacher and the One that comforts us in Christ that will not leave us comfortless either.


How does being slain in the spirit measure up to these facts?
---kathr4453 on 9/4/08


Being slain in the spirit is not biblical.The Isaiah reference is thoe only one in the bible and that is speaking of a situation where they were slain by the power of God...killed...not the emotional response you are speaking of.
---Ron on 9/3/08


Being slain in the Spirit is a term used by some people. For instance, when Gods presense is so close and overwhelming, you just cant move and may fall. It feels like raindrops upon your whole being. Your under HIS control.
---duane on 9/2/08


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Pam,I don't use "slain in the Spirit" but experience isn't extraBiblical. Please understand,at that moment the person is "dead" to self,surrendered completely,trustingly to God's will-power. We're told in Bible we must die to self and live to God,in this case it takes total giving up of one's will to God's and submit in faith knowing God has a purpose/reason for everything. When people "fall under the power" of God they go down praying and afterward while lying there they're praising God. It's a sweet experience being totaly immersed in God,although you know what's happening around you it doesn't matter you're only concerned with loving God. When you arise you're renewed Spiritully and physically strengthened.
---Darlene_1 on 9/2/08


Eloy: Have you taken your meds?
---Leon on 9/2/08


The biblical definition of "slain" is dead. If you are slain in the spirit, you are dead. There is no other definition of this term in the bible, so slain in the spirit as most people intend for it to mean is "extrabiblical".
---Pam on 9/2/08


yes it is Biblical.
---Eloy on 9/1/08


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Dayce, please discribe what your experience was like when you were slain in the spirit.
---Rob on 8/31/08


I have been slain in the Spirit. It is a wonderful experience. When you are slain in the spirit you don't have to ask where it is from. You as a Christian know Gods love and touch. You feel it, you know it, you believe and trust it. Be in disbelief if you must but by doing so you are keeping yourself that much further from God. Submit yourself to him move up to another level in Christ. To grow and mature you must change and move forward not stay in idle.
---Dayce on 8/30/08


Thank you Mima. I just wanted to make that point because the believers of a second endwelling do believe they will receive the Spirit again. My point is we are baptized once into one body, and Christ is the Head of that body. There is no two endwellings. Just one forever.
Responding to the Spirit guideness is what is called the process of sanctification. Both the Spirit and the believer working together. Where before we were alone, now we have the new inner man. I believe the explanations on Romans first eight chapters and the conclusion of Paul in Chapter 7 speaking about his battle gives a clear picture of what goes on in a believers life. The law of sin, in his body, and the law of God in the new inner man.
---Mark_V. on 8/28/08


---Mark V I misstated in my answer. What I should have said is, "perhaps it is when the spirit within them comes UP inside of them, another words when the spirit comes to the surface". People who have experience in laying on of hands will understand what I mean.
I understand that the spirit is indwelling in the saved person but I also know that that indwelling Spirit cannot always have his way with the individually that he in dwells. I was saved for many years before I gave myself over to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to do with me as he sees fit. I have actually had people accuse me of worshiping the Holy Spirit. Just because I believe that the Holy Spirit is God which of course is true.
---mima on 8/28/08


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I believe this experience is compared to the reason God put the Second commandment. The second commandment was against making images of God Himself. That was danger because God knew that later on as that practice went on that people would began to worship the idol itself, and later create many idols. To worship God through a medium was to engage in Idolatry. And just look at what the RCC permits.
Here we have a new experience that was never taught until this last century. And the movement has caught on. Mima say, "it's perhaps when the Spirit comes inside of them" some fall down, (for the saved") If the Spirit is already in the believer how can He come again? The story gets twisted in order to believe the experience.
---Mark_V. on 8/26/08


"Whether you call it "slain in the Spirit" or "falling", the fact is God, The Holy Spirit, spoke through Peter and He will continue to do so through many others until the Lord returns."

It matters "what you call it". One cannot equate what has been recounted in the verses Scripture with the experience of being SIS, there's no correlation. I admit to the reality of the Holy Spirit's manifestion in believers (as a general thing) but reject the specific experience of being SIS as something of the Holy Spirit. What some are attempting to do is prove SIS by showing how God's presence has manifested itself upon believers IN OTHER WAYS BESIDES SIS, which seems to me to be a fallacy.
---Bobby3 on 8/25/08


Bai: Christians who resist the unbiblical practice of being slain in the spirit aren't being critical of God the Holy Spirit. Rather, we try the spirit as we're instructed by the word of God (1 Jn.4) & find this experiential (touchy feely) practice to be of pagan origin, not of God's design.

God's overall intent is not to slay (kill) believers but to QUICKEN (make alive) dead spirits. Christians are to try all things in light of Scripture to see if it is of God.

You & others want to believe this slain in the spirit practice so badly, you're willing to twist/compromise Scripture to accomodate what's unholy. Repent!
---Leon on 8/25/08


Indeed Leon, if you read Act 2, you would see v-12 & 13 how most of the jews were critical of the present of God, The Holy spirit, with Peter and others. The same way people are, critical of the Holy Spirit today. But guess what, Pentecost was the beginning of Christianity. Whether you call it "slain in the Spirit" or "falling", the fact is God, The Holy Spirit, spoke through Peter and He will continue to do so through many others until the Lord returns.
---Bai on 8/22/08


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Mark V I know you do not need, nor desire man to confirm your post, However I must say Amen to your 8/16 post, they were beautifully stated and biblically sound.
Hello Gayla it is good to see you posting again, I have missed the direct, quiet, gentle, and loving spirit that you, Christina, Linda (I can not remember your tag, however I know, that you know, to whom I am referring), Donna277, Bruce5656 and others like spirited children of God convey. Be Blessed.
---josef on 8/22/08


Bai: Are you implying Peter & the other disciples in the upper room were all slain in the Spirit?
---Leon on 8/21/08



The Bible does not support that action of God.

If God had to display Himself in that fashion, then His other methods in Scripture didn't work for thousands of years, and now in the last century He realize it and had to wait for Wesley or Charles Finney to be born to display His presence. " I will zap them this time and see if it works"
Yes, God does many things we cannot understand, but knocking people down and making them crazy to proof He is present is not one of them. Everyone should already know He is present in them.
If they need an experience or a battery charge to realize He lives in them, then they have not experienced the God of the Bible in their life's.
---Mark_V. on 8/21/08


Please read Act 2, you will know the power of God wheh he visited Peter and the others.
---Bai on 8/21/08


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ther is no reference nany part of thebible in reguards slain in thespirit we need to be careful and discerning because satin will try to counterfiet the holy spirits work and we can easily be led astray bythis teaching
---greg9683 on 8/21/08


The result of someone being "slain in the Spirit" is the overwhelming presence of God's Holy Spirit physically upon that person's body, hence the term "slain in the Spirit". There are equally nonmentioned things in the Bible, but we have no problem believing them(ie. brain surgery, modern technology, finding of chemicals we are well acquainted with today)
---Sheryl on 8/20/08


I had an acquaintence that got 'zapped' by the Holy Spirit as administered by a traveling evangelist. He then got up and got back in line for a second serving!

While there is virtually nothing in the Bible to support it, God does work in unusally ways sometimes.
---Lee1538 on 8/20/08


Amen Kathr4453!!! SELF CONTROL, i.e., temperance. God "zaps" no one into an uncontrollable stupor.
---Leon on 8/20/08


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I've been "in Christ Jesus" for over 25 years and I've heard this term used so loosely. Why don't they just call it "falling down in the Spirit?" Here's what it is:
If God showed up in your house, your work place, or anywhere you are, see if you can stand in His presence. His presence must be so powerful, that John, nor Daniel, nor others could stay standing. So whoever gave it the term, "Slain in the Spirit" maybe should have called it "falling down" when God's presence shows up. I bet none of you can stand up in God's presence. Our flesh isn't able to withstand His Glory, that's why "no man has seen God and lived."
---donna8365 on 8/20/08


*********What people refer to as being slain in the spirit is really an individual losing control of their body.Why do they lose control? I believe it is because the Holy Spirit comes up in them are come close to them, perhaps inside of them(for the saved). *****



Lose Control??????


Mima, the FRUIT of the SPIRIT is SELF CONTROL for one.
---kathr4453 on 8/20/08


What people refer to as being slain in the spirit is really an individual losing control of their body.Why do they lose control? I believe it is because the Holy Spirit comes up in them are come close to them, perhaps inside of them(for the saved). While witnessing I see many different acts of random activity such as falling down, involuntary crying, weeping, and statements that are way out in left field. All these different kinds of activity are closely associated with outlandish emotional and/or physical behavior.
---mima on 8/20/08


When I read something or see something that is not right, or sounds fishy, I find as much as I can about the subject from different writers. I compare what they say with what God say's and answers come out that confirm what they teach is false. I ask myself would God give a gift so that those with the gifts should glory in themselves? I don't think so. If people could bring dead people to life, a person wouldn't have to die at the hospital just take him to Benny Hinn or Copeland so when they die they can bring them back to life. If arms and legs could grow again by evangelist no one would be without limbs. We have One that heals even our hearts, Christ Jesus. No one else.
---Mark_V. on 8/19/08


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Gayla, Please show me any passage of scripture I can read and will say word for word that the Apostle Paul was slain in the Spirit.
---Rob on 8/19/08


Paul was slain in the spirit, when Jesus was revealed to him.

I know this is where this teaching started with Kathryn Kuhlman.

I watched a video of this one day...and was shocked.

Let me ask you...when YOU are being slain, as you say Paul was do you experience this:

REBUKE?
Blindness?
Scales upon your eyes?

Does Jesus say to you...WHY ARE YOU PERSECUTING ME?

Well, I would say, your definition of being slain in the spirit is not a good one.....and if you were....why would you go back for more?
---kathr4453 on 8/19/08


Gayla: Are you aware Paul (then Saul) was not a follower of the "way"(a Christian, Acts 9:2)? So, are you saying Saul (an "unsaved" unbeliever) was slain in the Spirit by Jesus?

According to many CN supporters of the slain in the Spirit notion, God slays only Christians. However, some CN bloggers claim the band of men (Jn. 18:3) Judas brought to arrest Jesus were also slain in the Spirit (Jn.18:6) by Jesus. Again, are unbelievers slain in the Spirit?
---Leon on 8/19/08


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