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To: Quix

*Shrug* I just posted the study and quoted God's word about the subject.

I think the one I wear for the crevo wars should do. Why, do heated debates take place about speaking in tongues?


8 posted on 10/31/2006 7:32:29 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (I'm not paranoid. But everyone thinks I am.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I think the one I wear for the crevo wars should do. Why, do heated debates take place about speaking in tongues?
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1. I think the main reason is that satan knows it's a powerful hotline between our spirits and God via Holy Spirit. As such, it's a very powerful weapon against him and his schemes.

2. It's a very humbling thing. Most folks prefer pride and it's destructiveness claiming all the while that they are merely adhering to THEIR SOUND DOCTRINE etc.

3. Many folks psychologicaly are intensely needful of a very tidy boxed, narrow, predictable etc. flavor of Christianity. Such a phenomenon pulls the rug out from under their psychological addictions, dynamics, NEEDS, habits, syndromes.

4. It's popular to make fun of the unconventional, mysterious, complex etc. and all the more so when there are so many strong conflicted feelings about it.

imho, of course.


10 posted on 10/31/2006 8:09:12 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I'm a pentecostal AND an amateur linguist. It's ineresting how anglophone pentecostals speaking tongues almost always utter English phonemes.

Prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and tongues talking are all religious practices observed by non-Christians. And by Christians. I view praying in tongues as an alternate mode of piety that the Scripture endorses, like the other practices listed. Most of the time, it is a natural phenomenon consecrated to holy use. Occasionally (I've experienced it once in 35 years) it can be miraculous. A man I know was overheard worshipping in Spanish, a language he'd never studied.

13 posted on 11/01/2006 4:54:25 AM PST by TomSmedley (Calvinist, optimist, home schooling dad, exuberant husband, technical writer)
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