Post by Brother Ben on Aug 4, 2010 13:04:45 GMT -5
Like many groups, there are different types of Charismatics. Some are calm and more modest, and some are on the extreme edge of ecstatic shows of their "gifts" (and I use that lightly,) and extravagant dress and pomp.
Though I do not believe in their pet doctrine, namely, being baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues, I do leave room for them in the body.
I have a dear brother in Christ who is in the Assemblies of God denomination. I have prayed with him many times. He has never made an issue out of nor spoke "in tongues" in my presence. Furthermore, he is one of the few men I call, a holy man, when I need a prayer partner who "gets through to God."
So, as you see, we have to leave room for these types of believers. I think some of them are not saved and their show of "gifts" is an act. But then again, there are some Baptist brethren I do not think are saved.
So, that's my two cents worth
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther