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Tongues and Prophecy - Spirit Baptism 5.

Category: God and Church
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
Written by The Kiwi

A series of posts about Spirit Baptism from 2005.

It is the classical Pentecostal view that Baptism in the Spirit is signified by speaking in tongues and prophesying, taking their understanding from Acts 2, 10 and 19. I have some sympathy with this view because there are no other Biblical descriptions of what happens when someone is baptised in the Spirit. To say that Acts 8 and Acts 9 do not include these things does not necessarily preclude the idea that they actually happened, and the argument that Paul in 1 Cor 12 clearly implies that not everyone speaks in tongues or prophesies may be talking about in a church service as opposed to the occasion of their Spirit Baptism.

Yet, ultimately I reject the view that a person will speak in tongues and prophecy when baptised in the Spirit. This is why:

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Where the word "daughter" came from.

Category: Bedtime Stories We Have Told
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Written by The Kiwi

IT'S A GIRL!!!!

I've had a Dad revelation.

The word, "daughter" has clear roots in the following story.

A man's wife was giving birth. It was the old days when husbands were not allowed in with their wives when they gave birth, and he was on tenderhooks. When he heard the baby cry, he called out, "Is it a boy or girl?", and the doctor called back, "A girl".

The man was so excited, he jumped up and ran to the neighbours, knocked on the door and shouted, "It's a girl!" Then he rushed to the next house, knocked on the door and shouted, "It's a girl!"

He kept on going like this right down the street and back again.

Hence, from then on when anyone asked after a baby's gender, if it was a girl, people would say, "It's a door-ta-door-ta-door-ta", which, of course, was eventually shortened to "daughter".

So simple.

Check Out This New Card Game: Exta-Cards - Final Product.

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014
Written by The Kiwi

Jack and I started a new game called "Exta-Cards", the first prototype of which I wrote about here.

The photo above is how the game ended up (with Kylie's help).

This is how you play.

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Hebrews 6:1-2 - Spirit Baptism 4.

Category: God and Church
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014
Written by The Kiwi

A series of posts about Spirit Baptism from 2005.

I have gone through the explicit examples in Acts of Spirit baptism separate from conversion, and explained why I don't see that the significance of the accounts has any bearing on the question of Spirit baptism apart from conversion. In fact, in Acts 8 it just does not make sense if separate Spirit baptism and manifestations were not normal.

Still, when discussing this issue, the question comes up: What about the other accounts of conversion that do not include a description of a separate Spirit baptism? I'd like to answer that via Hebrews 6:1-2.

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Check Out This New Card Game: Exta-Cards - Prototype One.

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Friday, 12 September 2014
Written by The Kiwi

First we played Connect Four.

Once.

Then we played Noughts and Crosses.

Once.

Then Jack said, "Let's play my game." And he drew this plan to explain it to me.

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Acts 9, Acts 10 and Acts 19 - Spirit Baptism 3.

Category: God and Church
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
Written by The Kiwi

A series of posts about Spirit Baptism from 2005.

I've looked at Acts 2 and Acts 8. Without preamble let me go on to Acts 9.

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