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Baptism of the Holy Spirit-Lesson 18

False Teachings on Receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Speaking in Tongues

There are those in the pentecostal camp that are so determined to see individuals speak in tongues they teach or encourage behavior that is manipulation. In this study we will address some of these teachings.

Repeat phrases repeatedly
Some encourage individuals to repeat phrases repeatedly over and over again until they receive tongues. So they will have people say tongue twisters, etc. like saying ‘coca cola’ ‘untie my bow tie’ over and over again. This is foolishness and even if the people are sincere, it is manipulation. That is not speaking as the Spirit gives utterance.

Try to copy tongues
In this scenario the person is told "Listen to my tongues, and try to repeat it. You will not be able to repeat it, but will get your own tongues". The motive behind this is sincere (to get the person to open their mouth to speak-a mouth closed will not speak a native language or an unknown tongue), but like the other tactic mentioned, it opens up a person for deception.

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