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June 2010 Newsletter - Questions & Answers

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Is speaking in tongues the evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism?


“I'm responsible with God's Word, willing to discuss It, any time. Here's where you Pentecostal people has made your mistake, many of you setting here, of teaching the initial evidence of the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues being the Holy Ghost. Why, speaking in tongues is all right, but that is an attribute. That isn't the Holy Ghost; that's what the Holy Ghost does. The Holy Ghost is the love of God. I can prove it by the Bible. ‘Though I speak with tongue of men and Angels, and have not love, it profit me nothing.’” [Israel And The Church, Jeffersonville IN, 53-0326]

“I'm not Pentecost. I've never belonged to a Pentecostal organization, never. I've stood in the breach. I am not Pentecost, Methodist, Baptist. I'm just a Bible Christian. That's all. I believe what the Word says. And I cannot deny the gift of speaking in tongues; if I do, I'll deny teaching and every other inspired gift. That's right. I have never agreed with the Pentecostal brethren on "the only evidence," of speaking in tongues. I don't do that. Now, that's all right, if they believe it that way. That's their business, see, but that's perfectly all right. I... Paul said, "I would that you all speak with tongues." I'd like to see everyone be that close to God. They've got a lot of makeup, a lot of phony belief. They've got out there, a lot of times, and acted like they had the Holy Ghost, and said something that wasn't speaking in tongues. Their life proved what it was. But there's been a real genuine article going on just the same, all the time.” [The Seal Of God, Jeffersonville IN, 54-0514]

“The Pentecostal people has went after initial evidence, speaking in tongues, and shouting, and--and something. Them's all right, but you've left the real thing out. For it's proved that you can't love God, and hate at the same time. Bitter and sweet water won't come from the same fountain. You can't have speaking in tongues and Divine healing in the church, and still envy and strife and malice and hatred. You can't do it. It won't mix. God will pull it out just as sure as the world. Got to come back. That's what happened to the church. You say, "Are you against speaking in tongues? And..." No, sir. I'm for it. It's God's Word. But I see where the church has went off on a bunch of fandango stuff and has never come back, never has had recognized, yet, the... Cause they do these things, and malice and hatred and strife, mixing the same... And oil and water won't mix. See what I mean? Let's come back.” [Fellowship By Redemption, Jeffersonville IN, 55-0403]

“‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ The very faith is a little whip that you have standing by you, if you'll only let it take you into possession tonight, and... Take you, and believe, and have faith in it, and believe that God's Word is true, and you've accepted it, then faith will work miracles for you. Do you believe that? God's Word has said this, which is the infallible Word, "These signs shall follow them that believe. In My Name they shall cast out devils, or evil spirits, and speak with new tongues, or take serpents, or drink deadly things, it wouldn't harm them. If they lay their hands on the sick, they shall recover." God's Word says that. There's something trying to work in every individual heart here tonight, saying, "That's the truth, but does it mean me?" Yes. It means whosoever will let him come. It means you.” [The Power Of The Devil, Chicago IL, 55-1005]

“Living in adultery is not sin. Smoking, chewing, drinking, gambling, cursing, and swearing and so forth; that's not sin. That's the attributes of unbelief. You do hat because you're an unbeliever. If you are a believer, you don't do that. That's the reason Jesus said, "He that heareth My Words and believeth on Him that sent Me has Everlasting Life." Not says he believes, but really believes. There it is; that takes all your initial evidence away. See? There you are. Not "He that heareth My Words, and shouts"; not "He that heareth My Words, and speaks with tongues"; not "He that heareth My Words, and has blood on his hands or in his face," or whatevermore. That's not it. ‘He that heareth My Words and believeth on Him that


sent Me, has Eternal Life, and shall never come to the judgment, but's passed from death to Life.’” [Hebrews, Chapter Three, Jeffersonville IN, 57-0901M]

“A lot of times I've seen, many times, people accepting "initial evidence of speaking in tongues" as the Holy Ghost, and sometimes shake the people, or beat them and pat them, saying, "Say it. Say it. Say it. Say it." You know, repeat a word over and over, "Say it. Say it. Say it." See, it's something you're doing yourself. And--and--and it don't... It doesn't... It--it's nothing. You might get a confusion of tongues. You might get a--a lot of things and sensations. But if anything comes outside of your own personal faith, it has to be a Divine gift of God given to you. See? "And by one Spirit we're all baptized into one body." That's correct. See? The baptism of the Holy Ghost is a different act from the new birth. One is a birth; one is a baptism. One brings you Eternal Life; the other one gives you power. It gives power into Eternal Life, see, to operate.” [Questions And Answers On Hebrews, Jeffersonville IN, 57-1002]

“Don't think that just applies to Baptist. That's the Pentecostals and the Full Gospel, also. You accept Him as some sign, or some wonder, or some emotion, or some evidence. The evidence that Christ is in the heart, bears the fruit of the Spirit: faith, love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, patience, that's the fruit of the Spirit. But we have confused it with other things: Divine healing gift, speaking with tongues, or oil in the hands, or blood in the face, or some little sensation. We've confused the real Spirit of God with that, and accepted something bogus, instead of the Person Christ, in the heart. You see what a condition the church, the Full Gospel church has got into? It's the Laodicean age to bring to pass the very Word that our blessed Saviour spoke there in the Bible: lukewarm, dance by the music, shout and clap hands. Oh, them things are all right, but if Christ isn't there, when the hand clapping's over, when the speaking with tongues are over, when the healing service is over, when the music stops, if that deep settled peace, them doors of faith standing wide open to let Him be Lord over the situation, it doesn't do us any good to play the music, or clap our hands, or speak in tongues, or have a healing service.” [The Door Of The Door, Newark NJ 57-1212]

“Now, why I'm not taking you back to a church. I'm taking you back to the Bible. Now, what did Paul say? What did Paul say? "If an angel from heaven preaches anything else than this, let him be accursed." God said, "Let every man's word be a lie and Mine be the Truth." So I don't care what any church says, Pentecostal, Baptist, Presbyterian; God's Word is Truth. Why did they start this? On account of denomination. The Pentecostal Assemblies of God today would give anything right down in the bottom of them great teachers' heart if they'd never started that dogma of the initial evidence, speaking in tongues. They know that's wrong. It won't hold water. Certainly won't. I can prove to you by God's Bible that you don't receive the Holy Ghost by speaking with tongues. It's not in here. Oh, you think... Yeah, sure, it's written so close it'd deceive the very elected. See? He's hid it from the eyes of the wise and prudent and revealed it to babes. It's a spiritual revelation. You watch the revelation hits it and watch it brighten out. See, there you are. See, there's the thing you want to watch, friends.” [The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit, Jeffersonville IN, 58-0928M]

“When the Holy Spirit comes in and reveals the truth of anything and proves it by His own Presence and by His Word, you can't expect the Pentecostal people to say, "I'll agree with it." You've got to stand alone like Luther did, like Wesley did, and like the rest of them did. You got to stand on that, because the hour is here. And that's what makes me an ugly duckling. That's what makes me different. And I can't get started like my precious Brother Oral Roberts, and Tommy Osborn, Tommy Hicks, and them, because the churches won't agree with me. They say, ‘He believes in eternal security. He's a Baptist; He don't believe in speaking in tongues as initial evidence of the Holy Ghost. Get away from that guy.’” [Questions And Answers On The Holy Ghost, Jeffersonville IN, 59-1219]

[Answers provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister/Editor, Lynden, Washington]
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