Key features of Pentecostal error belongs and their claim on the treatment of various diseases as evidence and proof of the Holy Spirit's presence in their lives, then called "the baptism with the Holy Spirit."
But this is real treat diseases, such as after stubbornness support various Pentecostals of various tendencies and shades? What is the authenticity of these "treatments"? We presence the gift of healing as a gift of the Holy Spirit in the error space, especially in polyethylene groupsu some eo these are unitarian? Undoubtedly not.
The reality is completely different from what they claim Pentecostals. Other treatments are psefdotherapeies, Raised artificially by them for internal consumption and external projection, and others are actions of evil spirits, according to the teaching of Scripture and the Church Fathers.
We will mention three characteristic witnesses thepolyethyleneis confirm, so we think realistically, the allegation that our psefdotherapeion . In fact both of them come not from the Orthodox world, but are endoprotestantiki criticized the claims of Pentecostals. So we are highly relevant. Great importance has also and the third witness, who comes from a brother, who was for 11 years Pentecostal.
a) The first witness
It comes from the Protestant yperdogmatiko magazine "Tychicus '. In an article in this magazine, entitled "religious [Christian] lied," reported the following: "There are few foreign preachers coming Pentecostal churches telling the most unlikely "miracles"(But always be on the outside and never in Greece) ..." [www.sdg-com.gr/tyxikos/01-78-4.html ]. So that the "improbable miracles", which the Greek Protestant them as false, since Pentecostals presented as supposed gifts of the Holy Spirit.
b) The second testimony
The second witness is references an active Pentecostal. In the very long and concisely written, Pentecostal book " World Pentecost. A Pentecostal - Charismatic Encyclopedia"[sel.678] On treatments Pentecostals, plus top reveals and indicates that several Pentecostals therapists:
• Use of "therapy techniques, pseftothafmata economic exploitation of religious feelings" [sel.679]
It states: "The fact is that none of them had" healing gift "but maybe some a" gift of faith "in conjunction with the faith of believers." [sel.679]
• Tones: "the pretext that they have" charisma treatment ", not having the forces pretend begin to say that" blame "the believer who is not a miracle or that a miracle happened invisibly and anaisthitos and treatment will occur later." [sel.679]
• Refers to "greenhouse treatments "Characteristically calls them," not due to some charisma. Everyone who would make a prayer to such a high dedication and emotional environment, would result either from the energy of faith or exhilarating delirium"[sel.680-681].
"He admits that" the faithful, on the methods, should be said that practiced methods and sensationalism psychological trickswith music subscription that creates artificial flareAnd invited the faithful to have blind faith in each statement of therapists' [sel.682].
We will complete our reference to this Pentecostal book, citing a further testimony of the many listed on the psefdotherapeies Pentecostals. Refers So that "respected, with global prestige Pentecostal leaders Gordon Lindsay and DONALD GEEopenly talked about "scams and tricks"»sel.683].
I think it is clear, and beyond doubt, after all these mentioned, that the gifts of cures that are supposed to take Pentecostals are events and actions evil spirits and illusory phenomena during the patristic teaching.
c) The third witness
The third incident is or recorded and published a confession former Pentecostal. The opinion has weight, because situated just eleven years into the error of Pentecostal experience - testimony lodge is several confirmed.
He says, therefore, former Pentecostal brother Mr. Ch. G. "I have seen paralyzed to walk once in tongues a charismatic pastor, but this treatment is not lasted. Their justification for this was that man sinned again and God withdrew treat! (...).
"Miracles" are held every Sunday at charismatic churches. It is their usual show. He hears that someone cured of illness or cancer or whatever, but never see evidence '.
And this incident think that confirms unambiguous title of this small article on the much-'treatments' - experiences of the Pentecostals. It should also be noted that sometimes the area of Pentecostal error, except psefdotherapeies considered manifestations of the Holy Spirit, taking place between them and mostwiles of evil spiritsThat external impress.
The Orthodox Christian, however, knows very well that, according to the holy Fathers, or delegated by God or by imagination, psefdothafmata causing the unsupported sensationalism do demons (Εξοδ. 7.11-22. 8,7-17. Πράξ. 8,9-16,16-18).
Therefore having firm belief that the Church as the Body of Christ is the only place salvation , is not impressed by any phenomenon which acts in the error space. In contrast, with due caution and discrimination always remember that in the Bible the God-man and the holy apostles have warned us that Satan "is transformed into an angel of light"(II Cor. 11.14), that"not wicked people and charmers prokopsousin for the lesser evil, planontes and deceived"(II Tim. 3.4), and therefore"Not always spiritual beliefs, but the spirits tested if from God Estin"(I Jn. 4.1), since"Apostisontai some did faith, coming pnefmasi planois and doctrines of demons"(I Tim. 4.1).
The tongues of Pentecostal
Mone of the main falsehoods Pentecostal error and the predominantly external criterion by which the various Pentecostal groups believe someone as you saved it is the gift of speaking in tongues, which they perceive as personal fulfillment of each one with the Holy Spirit, to repeat the event of Pentecost, as happened to the holy Apostles. [www.Pentecost.gr/Greece/history keim.htm. H. D.Reimer. Pfingstbewegung, Munehen 1995, σελ. 961-962].
The called speaking in tongues is proof pursuant Pentecostals of their "baptism with the Holy Spirit" [A.-S. McPherson, symbol of Pisteos.The four Square Gospel. Sel.19-21. Lymperis Siologkas, Steps leading to the blessings of God. P.17] and guaranteed receipt of the Christ at the rapture of the church, before the advent of the Antichrist, according to another their falsehoods.
Taftochronos supposedly is certification criterion that someone belongs to the church and are living members, since according to the misled allegedly true church in the end times is true feature of speaking in tongues.
As proof of their claims rely crowd hagiographical passages related to the presence of the gift of tongues in the years of the Apostles. What relationship but are the villages mentioned in the gift of speaking in tongues, as it existed in the ancient Church, the phenomenon of speaking in tongues Pentecostals? Undoubtedly no. Moreover, not only are not related, because misinterpret and why the submissions and the tongues of Pentecostal experiences are radically opposed to the Bible.
As examples will highlight the following:
They cite the prophecy Joel 3.1-2considering as pouring of the Spirit in the last days the phenomena of the area. Last days But in this passage is considered the first advent of Christ why the Apostle. Peter in Acts. 2.16 states that the prophecy has already been fulfilled on the day of Pentecost. On the day of Pentecost the Apostles speak foreign languages existent, familiar, understandable (Πράξ. 2,4).
This is confirmed by dozens of people from different origins, who listened and understood the greatness of God everyone in the language of (Πράξ. 2, 6-8,11).
In contrast, in gatherings of Pentecostals who tongues gibber, say incomprehensible words, unknown, incomprehensible, asyntachtes sentences sometimes resemble delirium accompanied where appropriate and with spasms of the body.
When the apostle Paul may not have all the gift of speaking in tongues (I Kor.12,4-11, 30).
The opposite claim Pentecostals , Seen as the sine qua non proof filling of the believer with the Holy Spirit. When the apostle Paul, also the gift of speaking in tongues is placed last series of gifts (I Cor. 12.8 to 10, 28). Pentecostals here reverse the order and consider first, main and basic.
The Bible says that speaking in tongues was then given as a supernatural sign not for believers but for unbelievers, to motivate and to believe(I Cor. 14, 22).
The opposite teach Pentecostals, And consider it as the first point of salvation is certain.
Tha complete our observations with another label key referred to the character of the experience of speaking in tongues Pentecostals. While the gifts granted by God to the Church given freely and effortlessly to increase in Christ and unity of His Body (AKor.12), speaking in tongues Pentecostals is the fruit of various techniques, exhilarating events, emotional, and psychological submission pressures.
Nomizoume that is understood, as far as we mentioned, that the tongues of modern Pentecostal has nothing to do with the gift of speaking in tongues of the ancient Church. Are energies of the spirit of error, which being transformed into an angel of light presents them as somehow off - experience the filling with the Holy Spirit. This is confirmed by the fact that there are Pentecostal groups speaking in tongues but unitarian. In this case it is clear what spirit epidemic and there.
We will complete our reference to the issue of speaking in tongues Pentecostals quoting the views of two Greek Protestants. The importance and their importance is obvious, as is endoprotestantiki criticism, that criticism Protestant Protestant Pentecostals in the matter of speaking in tongues, sole guide the Bible.
According therefore to a Greek Protestant called "baptism with the Holy Spirit"Pentecostals whose fruit is speaking in tongues, is perception, false,"absolutely no support in the Bible (···) Look carefully the New Testament and nowhere will meet the baptism of the Holy Spirit as something separate from regeneration.» [G.A.Chatziantoniou. The Holy Spirit. The two phases of the project, the Voice of the gospel, 57 Febr. 1997. sel.62]
And another "speaking in tongues and miracles are two of the eminently effectively means the devil, imitating God, treats today for dark purposes» [Ger. Zervopoulos, Copyright. Greek Free Churches abroad sel.97] . Furthermore, believes that "speaking in tongues today is not only a gift unnecessary but also dangerous "And mentions the misinterpretation of Pentecostals. «which support the incomprehensible tongues to the event of Pentecost, from which they took their name, despite the fact that the Pentecost the disciples did not speak unintelligible languages, but spoke earthy, human languages, which were immediately and fully understood by listening» . [Ger. Zervopoulos, op.cit, sel.105]
And in the matter of speaking in tongues then Pentecostals, Orthodox Christian should have in mind the words of the Apostle Paul "agreements is left to the learned and epistothis, eidos despite what you learned"(II Tim. 3, 14). (Mark OODE: For an Orthodox analysis of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, see our digital book: " The baptism of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament ").