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Pentecostals

 

 

1. Is it true that there are some Pentecostals who handle snakes?

2. I have noticed that many Pentecostals rarely - or rather hardly ever - speak about the tribulations and persecutions we as Christians are called to endure for the sake of the name of Jesus Christ: why?

3. I have noticed that Pentecostals hardly ever speak about predestination, and when some of them happen to speak about it, they say many things which are untrue. Could you tell me why this happens?

4. I have noticed that among Pentecostal Churches, in most cases, when a pastor or a preacher speaks of holiness, he does not say that believers must abstain from certain things (such as going to the beach, wearing jewelry, expensive and provocative clothes) in order to perfect holiness; could you tell me why that happens?

5. I have noticed that many Pentecostals use mimes and theatrical scenes to evangelize: what do you think?

6. I have noticed that some Pentecostals work together with the 'Jesus only' people: what do you think of that?

7. Why do some Pentecostals look unfavourably on those brothers who have a beard?

8. As you know, in some Pentecostal Churches, principally during prayer, people fall to the ground through the laying on of the hands of the elders or pastors. Do you accept this manifestation? They claim that the power of God and the power of the Holy Spirit can manifest in this way? What do you think of it?

9. Why do you Pentecostals greet one another saying, 'Peace unto you' and with a kiss?

10. I have recently joined an Evangelical Church, but I have noticed that there are great differences between you and the pastor of the Evangelical Church I attend (it is a Pentecostal Church). Why, even though you all believe that you are guided by the Holy Spirit, do you have different opinions about things such as predestination, which are important?

11. Dear Mr. Butindaro . I want to ask you a question. I hope you will give me an exhaustive answer. I have attended several worship services in a free Pentecostal Church, and I have noticed something which I have not understood well: at a certain point many (not to say all) begin to speak in other tongues, but no one interprets what is spoken in other tongues. My question is this, 'Is this not a wrong behaviour according to what the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:27-28 (NKJV): "If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God"?' Furthermore, consider that those I heard speaking in tongues were not 2 or 3, but the whole assembly, that is, 100-150 persons at the same time. What answer can you give me?

12. Why are we called Pentecostals?

 

 

 

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