Some Pentecostal denominations have taken the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to some pretty whacked out extremes, and i will not be along for that "ride"....for example, "holy drunkeness"...or "holy laughter".
Appreciate your testimony, Neil. God bless you...I agree with Bill that this thread can be resurrected to something edifying. But the bottom line, too, is that folks do not want their religious idols exposed so one can reasonably expect opposition.Last weekend Joseph Webb from FL was at our church to share with us concerning Marriage and divorce. I asked him whether he attended Bentley's meetings. He said he went there but they would not let him in - they were selective on who was allowed in. I do not know criteria was used to make this discernment.I am also convinced there are many false teachers out there who are much more subtle in their deception then Bentley is who are pulling people away from God. Bentley is so gross it turns many people off. Then you have preachers who are ever so nice, calm, proper...these are the ones I have to be beware of. Al Whittinghill mentioned self-esteem. How many well-meaning folks preach self-esteem as a means to a full-filling life? This teaching sounds so comforting. But it does nothing - absolutely nothing (PTL) - in the middle of the night when my sins come before me... This is just one [false teaching]...ginnyrose
Lord, help us to know your voice.Joh 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.