[There has been a lot of interest in the articles on miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit and on speaking in tongues and healing in particular.   Many claim to have these gifts of the Holy Spirit today.  Although 1 Cor. 12 lists some 9 gifts that were given in the early church, most today who claim to have miraculous gifts claim the gift of tongues or the gift of healing.  Please look at the following article very carefully.    — Leon Brashear]

  A beginning point in understanding the subject at hand is to define “miracles.” Noted charismatic Pat Boone defined a miracle on the PTL Club as the sun rising or “when I get up in the morning and put on my pants.” Continue reading “MIRACLES HAVE CEASED”

Why do some religious groups handle snakes? — Bob Prichard

The practice of handling snakes in worship comes from a misunderstanding of the words of Christ recorded in Mark 16:17-18. In this passage, Jesus said, these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Some people take the words, They shall take up serpents, to be a promise to all Christians that they will be able to handle snakes without harm. Continue reading “Why do some religious groups handle snakes? — Bob Prichard”