2nd Blessings?
4/14/2009 | Author: RCW
Here is another response to some of your questions:

No matter what the preachers on television may tell you, hear this:

    If you have given your life to Christ, you have already received the Holy Spirit.

You don't need to pray for the Holy Spirit to come upon you a 2nd time. You don't need to pray for (or fabricate) a religious experience that would prove to yourself or anyone else that you are a follower of Christ. Some churches have a type of elitist mentality among them...they would agree in principle that as followers of Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, etc...that Christians are all equal before God. Yet, within their religious community of faith, they practice a different standard...they elevate those that have had a "tongues" experience as somehow "super-spiritual"; meanwhile, those who have not had such an experience are denigrated to the substrata of the "lesser-spirituals."

There is a boat load of scripture to support what I am saying. If you want to dive into this matter further and better understand the Holy Spirit, I'd order this, this, this, or this for starters.

And whatever you do, don't buy some prayer cloth that you have to pay $19.95 to activate...

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