The Church That I Attend Bible Study At, Kind Of Makes It Seems Like You Have To Speaking In Tongues, And They Say It's A Personal Converstion With Your Soul And God When You Don't Know Exactly Whats Wrong. And Also The It's Evidence Your Saved.... Well I'm Saved But I Don't Speak In Tongue Do That Mean Me Being Saved Is Not... Valid?
what do you think about this
is it what the Creator
answered 19 Jun '12, 20:11
God does not fit in a box. The more we try to define God, the more we are trying to create God in our image. Jesus said in John 13:34 NIV “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
So if a church is preaching doctrine and not Love, then they are probably the 'wolves in sheep's clothing' that we are warned about in Matthew 7:15“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
answered 19 Jun '12, 12:31
No, it is not a requirement to speak in tongues to be saved...Look at I Cor 7:7- everyone has gifts, and speaking in tongues is a gift. You may have other gifts to give to God. Some can preach, others can cook meals...and so on. You may find, upon investigation, that your church makes it a requirement. But this is not Biblically true.
answered 19 Jun '12, 17:05
No. And the fact that you even ask this question makes it clear that you are a perfect target for the "church men" to manipulate. In fact, think about those words... "Being saved." Then ask yourself, "From what?" And you might say "From hell". This is the very thing "they" want you to believe. "They" want you to believe that you need them to be "saved". Why? Because "they" believe it too. And you gotta know, the more who believe a lie, the more true it becomes for those who believe it. It also helps them keep their job as church men. Gotta pay the bills, ya know?
Now in keeping in line with the idea that "Believing makes it so", believing there's a hell makes it a possibility in your next life. If you didn't believe in it, it would not be possible for you to go there... believe it or not. You see, if you don't do a thorough investigation of why this belief in hell exists, you will be lead like sheep to the obvious conclusion... live the way "they" tell you to, or suffer the consequences. And sadly, the consequences will be whatever "they" convinced you to believe. Hell is not some real place you have no choice about if you "sin" in this life. It's a choice you hold in your heart until you play it out for yourself because you didn't know any better.
Does the Bible say there's a hell? Yes. But then you have to investigate who put the bible together. Are you ready? I'll try to give you a bit to think about as an example...
The King James version of the New Testament was completed in 1611 by 8 members of the Church of England.
There were (and still are) NO original texts to translate. The oldest manuscripts we have were written down hundreds of years AFTER the last apostle died. There are over 8,000 of these old manuscripts, WITH NO TWO ALIKE!
What's more, the King James translators used NONE of these manuscripts. Instead, they edited previous translations to create a version their King and Parliament would approve. And I might add that they did this strictly for political reasons.
So, 21st Century Christians believe the true word of God comes from a book edited in the 17th century from 16th century translations of 8,000 contradictory copies of 4th century scrolls that claim to be copies of lost letters written in the 1st century. And you're going to allow your life in this world and your journey into the next to hinge on this most dubious source just because a lot of people say it's true? Remember, the world really was flat at one time... until it wasn't. And you will go to hell for disobedience to "the word of God", if you believe this... unless you don't.
God never made these kinds of rules. Men did to control the masses. Otherwise, they lose their power and position. Something that's still going on today. And you are proof.
Now, do your own real investigation and find out for yourself what the truth is about hell so you don't have to rely on the advice of the uneducated to tell you how to live. Because if you don't know your "OWN" truth, the real truth in your heart, the truth God put there, then there are always plenty of superstitious people standing in line ready to give you theirs. Beware.
answered 20 Jun '12, 19:08
The only requirement of being saved is the acceptance of Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
It is the recognition that Jesus died for you, he took away all the negative all sin, all grudges, all suffering, pain, illness, poverty everything. He took away what we believe we have to suffer through and gave us in return the gifts of the Father God. He gave us his blessings, these blessings are not just like you sneeze and someone says "God bless you." with no meaning to it. These blessing are God's blessings of his kingdom, love, health, ever lasting life, everything good you can think of. These gifts are as well of great power command and authority because we become the sons and daughters of God, we all are but this is like the close sons and daughters of God. The ones that recognize God as their father and of course the children that recognize their parents have parents that recognize them. In other words the good sons and daughters that make their parents proud get the rewards, they get the toys and ice-cream cones.
Speaking in tongues is a gift not a requirement.
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