Why do some people say Pentecostal beliefs aren't Bible based?
As a pentecostal myself, I can say that NO one actually follows every thing in the bible, but we try not to commit the sins of man. And the way we no what sins not to commit is by the use of the bible, it is a reference for Pentecostals. We don't say that were perfect but we try to follow the rules of the bible.
Some of the problem comes from some of the specifics of various Pentecostal statements of faith. Pentecostals see the support in the Bible, whereas others do not.
The following subsections illustrate some particulars where Pentecostals and non-Pentecostal Christians differ:
Some Pentecostal groups believe that speaking in tongues is the evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and/or the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Others make the connection that one cannot be saved without one or both of those, and thus the person who has never spoken in tongues is not saved.
Acts chapter 2 provides an example where speaking in tongues is evidence at the initial baptism of the Holy Spirit. Other portions of Acts, however, do not mention this. Pentecostals assume that the tongues were there, non-Pentecostals often assume they were not there.
Pentecostals tend to believe in a "heavenly" language or a "prayer language" that is distinct from being able to speak an existing language without having first studied it. 1 Corinthians 14 is often used as support for this prayer language, known technically as glossolalia. Non-Pentecostals see the phrase, "If I speak with the tongues of men or of angels" as being exaggeration used to make the point that it doesn't matter from what source the tongues come, without love they are worthless.
As a side note, the ability to speak extant languages is known as xenoglossy. Double-click on these words to find a definition from Answers.com, or use the Web Links to the right to see the Wikipedia articles on both of these.
Some Pentecostals believe that, since sin separates man from God, that each instance of a sin removes your salvation, and that you must be saved again in order to get to Heaven. Others believe that God's grace will continue, although returning to a life of habitual sin (i.e. bringing a particular sin back into one's life without remorse) risks one's entry into Heaven. Still others believe that one can never lose one's salvation, even by walking back into a life of sin.
The Pentecostal style of worship tends to be very loud and emotional. Some non-Pentecostals, and even some who bear similarities to Pentecostals in other ways, refute this, citing passages in 1 Corinthians dealing with orderly conduct.
there arent any they dont have any written texts
people that arent you
Well, There are 17 Million People, So there arent many people that know it for sure. But Almost everyone i know, Arent.
Why Not ? JW arent like Greek Orthodox who stick to bible names...
Why do people think there arent?
There are alot that are. Me and my fiance are. My Roma family are. Its just like everyone else that arent gypsies. Different families have different beliefs.
when you are 100% sure you arent thts stupid most people arent and they dont think they are
that is imposible ghosts arent real only spirits and demons are!!!!!!!!!!!!! read the bible
The answers above mine are more accurate, but long story short that's like, two totally different beliefs. Neanderthal man, is from the theory of evolution which is basically the earth was created by the big bang, evolution, etc. And the theory of creationism (Which is where the bible comes from) Says that god created earth, and man, etc. So, Neanderthal man isn't in the bible because, well, if you are a creationist, The theory of… Read More
yes people are afraid of wood
Becuse ne people like me arent mean and don't scare people.(:
other people that arent you
people arent right for eachother...
No you stupid clown people arent berries
yes. your educated arent you.
they arent they just get it on before marriage.
Skin color doesnt matter. and although one love there famliy and repect there beliefs the arent always right, and more i cant think of at the moment.
Yes he does!!
there arent any.
They arent they make everything kinky
so the people arent retards
Mermaids arent real
they arent in any way because they are from two oposite political parties that have different oppinions go back to middle school and PAY THE FREAK ATTENTION
they eat animals that arent cooked.
Spelling is really important.
really they arent they just want people to save them
no there arent any from that tribe
Because they think that all the russian people are mean when most probably arent
His dad tells him that they arent really people at all.
There really arent many. In fact, I dont think there are any, but just for info: Satanism is not devil worship, any websites that you see claiming that it is are 100% false, thats a fact. Having met satanists, they are often pleasant and very calm and casual people. You could well have spoken to a satanist, they dont often tell people about their beliefs.
there arent really any classes. people just no them selves
because when people see them the smush them and then there arent many left
no they cannot kill you, theyn arent big enough
well they arent but I happen to be both... suprisingly it works :)
they are more likely than people who arent developmentally delayed but are more likely not to get it.
yes indeedn they can Chinese-looking people can be of any nationality, as can black people.
Dogs are the MOST popular pet so many people do and some arent allowed.
Because some people arent as percptive as others.....i think
people are growing up and they get older and arent particually that interested in easter.
the days that you spend with your friends or people that arent exactly the same as you
the ewell's are the people that arent trusted. they dont have a good reputation.
aliens, meaning people that arent apart of that specific place
your doing Plato arent you?
just say you are most people arent lying about it
the people who arent metioned much and have not changed
there is no definite way to tell that your dream is not reality or that when you think you are awake that you really arent asleep Sometimes people confuse old memories with dreams they had. It be even impossible to tell if reality you live in is real reality and not something your brain created. People that are insane create their own realities and they arent aware of it. How could you be aware that… Read More
well, i believe that a young person from Greece learned their great ancestors beliefs, even thoughh these stories that he told (Homer) arent true but we believe they are,b/c they are so old ancient tells,it just comes to our customs and beliefs...but it was a good story!
Because sometimes people can be wrong. people arent 100 percent right the entire time
No gay people arent normal and should be treated like animals!
they feel the need to imagine that they are rich when they arent