Many of our friends in the pentecostal and charismatic churches believe that the singular sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the manifestation of the gift of tongues. This is often believed with such fervor that there is a refusal to acknowledge the possibility of one having received the baptism of the Holy Spirit if he/she has not spoken in tongues. What does the Bible teach on this matter?
Parts of our
study in this lesson will refer back to the previous study (Lesson
#6) exploring the biblical examples of supernatural manifestations
accompanying the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
For the following questions, refer to the completed chart in lesson 6.
Which manifestation occurred most frequently?
Could this help explain the perspective typical of pentecostals on the issue at hand?
Is there any one manifestation that occurred with every single instance of the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the biblical record?
Among the six recorded examples of people being baptized with the Holy Spirit, in how many instances was the gift of tongues clearly manifested?
What would this suggest about the issue of whether or not the gift of tongues can be expected to always accompany the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 27-31
Make an exhaustive list of the spiritual gifts mentioned in the passage above:
Below, along with the answer, indicate the specific verse(s) answering the question.
How many followers of Christ have been given spiritual gifts?
Who determines which individuals receive which gifts?
Do all believers receive the same set of gift(s)?
Is there any one single gift which is given to ALL believers?
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