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Join us for the second part of our discussion with Brian Parkman, where we continue talking about speaking in tongues and the process of edification.
We also get sharing some interesting testimonies of leading people in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and answer some specific objections and thoughts that have been shared with us regarding the previous parts in this series on glossolalia.
Check out the book I wrote on Speaking in Tongues in the Years Since these discussions with Brian Parkman
Recently I was asking different friends and former guests of the Fire on Your Head podcast for endorsements for the upcoming published version of Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues, and one of them wrote me back saying the following,
I actually learned some great stuff from the chapter on initial evidence [of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit]. I hold credentials with the Assemblies of God, so I’m trained to believe and teach that way. But until now, I was never quite satisfied with the arguments I heard for why tongues was the only good evidence for the baptism. I thought that chapter finally cleared my conscience on signing my paperwork every year stating that I agree with the AG statement of “fundamental truths” (the jury is still out on their eschatology, but the AG bylaws allow credential-holders to believe whatever they want on that so long as it doesn’t “cause a problem”…whatever that means). Anyhow, I found that chapter particularly helpful.
That kind of encouragement helped encourage me that I’ve written a book that will be helpful to both evangelicals as well as charismatics, which is what I’ve striven for.
I believe the Body of Christ in general will be blessed and edified by it, and many obstacles holding people back from speaking in tongues will be removed.
Check out other posts and podcast episodes on my blog about speaking in tongues.
Face to Face Documents with Gary Carpenter
The Walk of The Spirit, The Walk of Power – by Dave Roberson