The Holy Spirit and Gifts of the Spirit
With your permission, I want to change course for today.
I feel it important at this point, to make mention of The Holy Spirit and gifts of The Holy Spirit.
As I mentioned to you in a previous chapter, with the advent of the revival experienced at Azusa Street in the early nineteen hundreds, there was a powerful wave of activity, centered on The Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit.
People were speaking in tongues, prophesying, healing and many other exciting activities. This revival gave birth to the Pentecostal movement and subsequently the Charismatic movement.
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With your permission, I am going to interrupt the theme we have been working on so far. I am doing this especially for those readers who might belong or have belonged to Christian Communities.
When I say Christian Communities, I am referring to those across denominational divides.
You will notice that in the previous chapters I have made no mention of two practices that the greater majority of these communities hold fast. These are ‘Baptism’ and ‘Holy Communion’ (or ‘Breaking of Bread’ as it is often called).
My reason for not mentioning these topics before, is simply that they are ‘ceremonial practices’ that will in nowise affect your day-to-day spiritual life here on this earth and certainly never have any influence on your eternal future. On this basis, let us get some understanding on these issues.
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