Charismatic CultismPREFACE from Doug Gregan: I am a firm and strong Pentecostal minister. This article does not, in any way, diminish my belief in the Holy Spirit, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit or the gifts and congregational expression of the Holy Spirit and those gifts. Read the content of the article carefully and understand its main points. It are these points that prompt me to include this in our ministerial material for New Brothers.
 
“What agreement has the temple of God with idols?” (2 Corinthians 6:16)
 
About a year ago a friend of mine attended a Sunday morning church service in a Charismatic group noted for its exuberant worship, local involvement, and passionate children’s ministry. The pastor was a relatively new to the area, middle-age veteran whose outgoing personality and dynamic approach to ministry offered hope to the town’s spiritually lagging church system. During this one particular service, the pastor read the Acts 5 account of Ananias and Sapphira. Pausing, he looked out across the congregation and, according to my friend solemnly warned, “Don’t speak against what goes on in this church. If you do--you just be careful.”
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paris reidheadINTRODUCTION
And today I would like to speak to you from the theme “Ten Shekels and a Shirt”, as we find it here in Judges Chapter 17. I’ll read the chapter and then I will read a portion also from the 18th to the 19th chapter as the background might be clear in our minds. “And their was a man of Mount Ephraim who’s name was Micah”. A little background if you please. There was a situation where the Amorites refused to allow the people of the tribe of Dan to any access to Jerusalem and they crowded them up into Mount Ephraim. It is a sad thing when the people of God allow the world to crowd them into an awkward position. So they were unable to get to Jerusalem and we find, out of this comes the problems that we are about to see.
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ravenhill1Luke chapter 12, verses 49 and 50.

I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! I’ve been going to meetings for over seventy years all over the world—Pentecostal conferences, Methodist conferences, all kinds of conferences. 

I have heard the baptism of the Holy Spirit preached, I think, fifty different ways. 

In seventy years, I’ve never heard anybody preach on this text where Jesus, speaking of Himself says: “I have a baptism...”

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