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Cessationists and Christian Contemporary Worship

by Theodore Wright.   Ask the ones saying there is a problem with Hillsong, Bethel, and Elevation worship music just one question… “What is your opinion regarding the Charismatic movement?”   For all that the critics and heretic hunters say against Contemporary Christian music, this commonly is the real point of criticism they may not […]

Do you seek the Baptism of Fire?

by Theodore Wright.   We have often heard about being baptized with the Holy Ghost or the Holy Spirit. This is often mentioned by Pentecostals and some other charismatics as a second experience which may accompany salvation or may occur later. While we fellowship warmly and freely with Pentecostal believers in Jesus, and have seen […]

Pull the curtain. There He is! GOD!

by Theodore Wright.   Oh, you don’t believe that it can be that easy? Well, IT IS! Even some Christians had that told me this couldn’t be done. Yet they only said this to me because they never sought themselves to pull the curtain. People often do not realize that it is God moving when […]

Hermeneutical wishful thinking

by Theodore Wright. I am not saying that this is my own hermeneutical wishful thinking nor even that I have such. This is something I find devoted Cessationists have. Cessationism is a doctrine stating that spiritual gifts (such as speaking in tongues, prophecy and healing) ceased with the early church. Cessationism says that the Holy […]

My sheep hear My voice

by Theodore Wright.   Jesus said… My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. – John 10:27 (NKJV)   All those place their trusting faith in God solely through His Son Jesus Christ hear the voice of Jesus, whether they know it or not. If they do not hear His […]

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance

They are? Yes, as the King James Version Bible says. However, understand what this means from the New King James Version Bible… For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. – Romans 11:29 NKJV That means that God doesn’t take them back!     And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some […]

The gift of tongues is not merely known tongues

by Theodore Wright.   For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. – 1 Corinthians 14:2 (KJV)   From several places in this Bible verse we see that there do exist unknown tongues as the gift […]

My Testimony of Working with Charismatic Catholics

By Bill Scudder, Dayton Ohio USA   I would like to say first of all that I am not a Cessationist. I do not believe the Gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased with the New Testament Apostles. They are available to the Church of God today. For those who do not believe the above, you […]

Necessity of the Word and the Spirit ministries

by Theodore Wright.   The balance between Word and Spirit ministries is found through the proactive emphasis of both. This is the model for spiritually healthy and vibrant Christian ministry.   When the Word of God is misunderstood and misused to minimize the gifts and work of the Holy Spirit, dry orthodoxies develop. The “rules” […]

Prayer for revival is not enough

by Theodore Wright.   The most common Bible verse quoted about Holy Spirit revival for nations is found in the book of 2nd Chronicles. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and […]


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