by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text:   I.         For decades now many of the traditional denominations have been in decline.             A.        The more liberal the beliefs, the larger the decline. Those espousing conservative views show growth. But the ones showing strong growth are the charismatic groups             B.        Name the largest groups in a region, and over half are charismatic…

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Question: My question is regarding prophecy.  It seems I always get the same answer regarding this question (I Corinthians 13:8), “Love never fails, but whether there are prophecies they will fail, tongues will cease, knowledge will vanish,” (not an exact quote). But if you take this one verse literally, if prophecies have come to an end,…

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Question: In Acts 1:8 when Jesus says that after the Holy Ghost has come upon you, you shall receive power. Does that mean power over my sins, over my thoughts power to talk right, or does it mean just what the Bible says? Answer: When Jesus said, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense…

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Text: Acts 2:1-11   I.         I received several questions in recent days regarding speaking in tongues             A.        People wanting to know what it was, what is the heavenly language, what is the unknown tongue             B.        But probably more than anything else, they want to know if you must have the gift of tongues as evidence of having the…

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Question: First off I would like to say that you have great knowledge of the Word of God. I’m on your web site constantly reading and taking notes and going back to the book to read. I have a few questions if you don’t mind breaking them down for me. What is the requirement to…

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by Rick Duggin via Westvue Messenger, Vol. 29, No. 7, July 1986 Members of the Faith Assembly, an Indiana-based religious sect, have lost as many as eighty-eight members to treatable illnesses or injuries because they believe that going to a doctor is wrong. A federal and state study concluded that the mortality rate for their…

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Question: Could you also tell me how there can be an interpretation of prophecy without prophets? “No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation” (II Peter 1:20). Answer: “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day…

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