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Baptism of the Holy Spirit-Lesson 19

False Accusations and False Assumptions Against Tongues

There are those who out of sincerity come against the baptism of the Holy Spirit and tongues because of the false teachings of some who support tongues. Just as those who support tongues can be extreme to defend tongues, those who are against tongues can become extreme against those who support tongues. They accuse those who support tongues to be to emotional, but those who are against tongues can also allow emotions to get in the way of the biblical support of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the speaking in tongues.

Tongues are the result of hypnosis
This accusation is that all tongues are a result of a person being hypnotized. As seen by our previous study there certainly could be in some pentecostal circles the possibility of techniques used to get someone to speak in tongues to be close to hypnosis. However, because of the errors of some does not mean there are errors with all. Here is what can happen in the anti-tongue camp. They can say over and over again it is all hypnosis, deception, etc. so many times that it does not matter if they have proof or not-they say it enough that listeners believe what is being said must be true. They will repeat the same stories over and over again of proof of hypnosis, totally ignoring the many instances of no potential of hypnosis being used. There are multitudes of cases where there is no suggestion of hypnosis or manipulation. To deny that is error and willfully ignoring of facts-that is just as wrong as manipulating people to speak in tongues. Those who were baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues in the New Testament were not hypnotized. Tongues were never done away with, so there must be those who speak in tongues now that are hypnotized. Otherwise it would mean that there is no true example of tongues today-thus tongues was done away with.

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