Spiritual gifts of tongues....
March 30, 2007 7:19am CST
This discussion is for those who believe that the Spiritual gifts of tongues, knowledge and prophecy are still in operation today. The specific area for discussion is how the gift of prophecy intersects with the written Word. We all agree that a true prophetic utterance will NOT contradict anything in Sacred Scripture. Is a true prophetic utterance the Word of God?
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30 Mar 07
In my opinion, it's hard to differ the truth from the false. As the world develops, even religion has became a very profitable business. I'm not saying that we should all move to running and managing a church or a religious sect as a business. But because of this, I find it hard to really trust what prophecies come my way, cos there's a 50/50 chance that it may be an act of trying to gaining personal gains on the so-called prophet. To me, the only prophecy I can trust is those made by the Pope when he sits on the Chair of St. Peter. There's a tradition which states that whatever the Popes states when he sits on the Chair of St. Peter, it's what God to telling to his people and not what the Pope himself is saying. We call this a dogma.
31 Mar 07
This dogma is a clear mockery of faith and belief in God.How can they claim that what the pope says is true and came from God when in truth Jesus didn't teach and allow a person to be called a pope or father in english.In fact it is prohibited by Jesus because God the Father is an envious God.If for the sake of argument Jesus does allow somebody to be called a pope or father,then it should be Paul not Peter because Peter is assigned to the Jewish people which is Israel and Paul is assigned to the Gentiles where Rome is included.
31 Mar 07
No!the gift of tongues,knowledge,and prophecy are not applicable today.After Jesus goes back to heaven,Paul said something like this...what will speaking in tongue do good if there is no one to interpret the meaning of it.Prophecy and knowledge are involved to interpret the meaning of toungues.And Paul added that prophecy are the things of the past or something like that sentence.Pardon me im not good in bible verses but it is in the bible.
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31 Mar 07
If it's a true prophetic utterance, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, then, yes, it's the word of God. I'm not sure about the Word of God, but it's the word of God - a word from God and should be heeded. We're told to test the spirits, though, and this is one area where we have to be careful, a lot more careful than most of charismatic Christianity is, sad to say.