Originally Posted by john w
There is more to the theological world than your myopic grid.What is the big bee in the bonnet with Penty? Are you implying I might be a Calvinist because I do not agree with Penty assumptions, even though I have a sound Christology/soteriology, etc.?! If so, we are done...talk to the hand. I reminded you that Penty is is selective history, not didactic, and that there was an, incipient nature (hence, don't proof text and eisegete your view into a text or two). Penty is a minority view that is problematic. There are a variety of Penty views. I am not an expert on the numerous views and do not feel compelled to engage you like a doctoral thesis since I pointed out 'what is the point'? Iit is moot and academic as to whether there was a Benny Hinn gospel in church history. I am not going to spend hours trying to win an argument with you when you will not change your thinking anymore than will sound exegesis.It's a free country, at least here in Texas. Don't try to make me communist.
Right John. Pentecostalism is history.
The book of acts is about the apostles taking the Gospel into the world. It is NOT for today. We have Bibles with the full account of the Gospel.
God used many various methods to get the Gospel out into the world, tongues was just one of them. Miracles confirmed that what the apostles were teaching was from God.
1 and 2 Corinthians are about Paul's problems with the Pentecostals that wanted to make their religious experience their Gospel. Paul was always trying to bring them back to the Gospel. The church at Corinth was a troubled church.