The Early Church was full of the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues. A church that preaches against speaking in tongues is not a true Church.
For fifty years I've had the baptism of the Holy Ghost and speak in tongues. I'm absolutely convinced that you don't know Christ without it.
Worldwide percentage of "Pentecostals" who speak in tongues is down dramatically. Is professional MUSIC replacing the Holy Ghost experience?
PAUL at EPHESUS: "They were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus...the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues," Acts 19:5-6.
Apostle Paul didn't go all over Europe building soup kitchens, orphanages, disaster relief. He PREACHED, cast out devils, healed the sick, talked in tongues
EARLY CHURCH had NO GURUS, growth specialist or social media consultants. They PREACHED, spoke in tongues, cast out devils, healed the sick.
"Praying always ...in the Spirit," Ephesians 6:18. "I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all," Paul, 1 Corinthians 14:18.
Praying in unknown tongues (praying in the Spirit) is the definitive Acts 2 Pentecostal experience. Jesus said, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost."
You should plan to pray every day of your life. Pray in the SPIRIT!
Jesus CAME to baptize with the Holy Ghost (Mt3:11; Mk16:1; Lk12:50). If you don't see anyone speaking in tongues, you're in the wrong Church.
People who comically imitate speaking in tongues mock one of the most sacred gifts God ever gave man. God is not mocked. Don't tread on Him.
I detest and despise cool Churches. The real Church is baptized in FIRE! God hates a lukewarm church, and will spew it out of His mouth.
Give me that old-time religion; the fiery kind where they shout, sing, talk in in tongues, without high-tech stuff.
One of the most impressive sights in the world is children and teenagers worshiping God-being filled with the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost, evidenced by speaking in other tongues, is a truly supernatural phenomenon EVERY believer should experience.
Christians who deny the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with speaking in tongues deny the very purpose for which Christ came. Luke 3:16 and 12:50.
Christianity is under a scourge of amateur, novice leaders; wanna-be celebrities who may sing or speak but never studied the Bible or prayed
You cannot be saved defying/rejecting Jesus' and Apostles' doctrines; water baptism in Jesus' name, Holy Ghost baptism, speaking in tongues.
Without Biblical doctrines, including repentance, water baptism in Jesus' name, Holy Ghost baptism speaking in tongues, it's not the Church.
THE NEW BIRTH - Answering TWO Controversies - BAPTISM - Matthew 28:19 vs Acts 2:38 - and SPEAKING IN TONGUES. See this article: http://goo.gl/AMdAK
TRUE Church has REPENTED (renounced sin) BORN of WATER (baptism in Jesus' name) BORN of SPIRIT baptism (speaking in tongues) Jn3:5-Acts2:38
"Receive ye the Holy Ghost" John 20:22 "They shall speak with new tongues" Mark 16:17 "He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost" Matthew3:1
"Ye shall receive power, AFTER THAT THE HOLY GHOST is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses..unto the uttermost part of the earth,"Ac1:8.
"And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance," Acts 2:4.
NOBODY in the Upper Room knew what they were saying when they spoke in tongues by the Holy Ghost. You will NOT know the language. Just obey.
"The sign of Christianity is not a cross but a tongue of fire," Samuel Chadwick.
A Christian without the baptism of the Holy Ghost is a well without water, a cloud without rain, a tree without fruit, a lamp without oil.
CORNELIUS' HOME Peter preached. All received Holy Ghost, spoke in tongues."He COMMANDED them to be baptized in the name of the Lord" Ac10:48
"The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not just an accessory or an add-on; it's the engine!" Stephen Judd.
If you reject the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and speaking in other tongues, you reject the entire Book of Acts and the New Testament Church.
Anyone who denies the Baptism of the Holy Ghost does not understand the Gospel and should not be preaching until he receives the Holy Ghost.
One of the gravest mistakes I ever made in my life was believing that anyone who denies Pentecostalism has a secret to Church growth.
There was NO non-Pentecostal Church in the New Testament. They ALL baptized in Jesus' name and spoke in other tongues. ALL were Pentecostal.
Something is suspiciously wrong when professing Christians leave out the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Church was BORN Pentecostal! Acts 2.
Churches that deny the Baptism of the Holy Ghost are technically not churches at all. CHURCH is the people who have the Holy Ghost - Acts 2.
Pentecostalism is not an aberration of Christianity. It IS Christianity. All the apostles and saints in the first Church spoke in tongues.
The entire early Church was "Pentecostal." They spoke in tongues as the Spirit gave the utterance. Biblical Christianity is Pentecostal.
Mainstream Christianity relegates Pentecostalism to the fringe. But in the Apostles' day, there were no non-Pentecostal Christians.
"Forbid not to speak with tongues," 1 Corinthians 14:39. If your Church disapproves of speaking in tongues, you're in the wrong Church.
"I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all," Apostle Paul, 57AD; Ken Raggio, 2012.
The ENTIRE Early Church was Pentecostal. Entire New Testament written by Pentecostals. There is absolutely NO LOGIC in the modern Church being non-Pentecostal.
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is the infilling of the Spirit of Christ, the New Birth, the NEW MAN - CHRIST IN YOU, the hope of glory.
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts," Zechariah 4:6.
If your Church does not urge you be baptized in the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues, you are in the wrong Church. Be filled with the Spirit.
ANTI-PENTECOSTAL "Christians" are the most damnably deceived people on earth. Anti-Holy Ghost baptism is Anti-Christ. The Holy Ghost IS the Spirit of Christ. Receiving the Holy Ghost is the SPIRIT BIRTH.
If people do not receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost (speaking in other tongues) in your Church, you should find a Pentecostal Church.
I am not ashamed of the doctrine of Holy Ghost baptism, speaking in tongues. It is perfectly true, perfectly Biblical. See: Water and Spirit Baptism: The New Birth
Jesus told His disciples to preach the Word, cast out devils, speak with new tongues, heal the sick. Social programs were not His priority.
IS SPEAKING IN TONGUES NECESSARY? Absolutely yes.
Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
Five WISE virgins had OIL in their lamps. FOOLISH had NO OIL. No Holy Ghost. Missed the wedding.
Have YOU received the Holy Ghost since you believed? RECEIVE YE THE HOLY GHOST!
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles," Acts 2:38-43.
If you are not in an Acts 2:38 Pentecostal Church, you are wasting your time and your life.