Looking for a Pentecostal Church

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Lyn

Knoxville, TN

#1 Jan 4, 2011
Does anyone know of a good Pentecostal Church to go to?
readyforhome

United States

#2 Jan 4, 2011
Appy pentecostal is a great church. Pastor roy smith is a great man.
thatgirlKatie

Murfreesboro, TN

#3 Jan 8, 2011
Appalachia Pentecostal is a good church.My friend goes there and tells me good things about it all the time.
thebiblesays

Roanoke, VA

#4 Jan 8, 2011
Instead of starting another topic I will discuss here. I grew up in a Pentecostal Church and to this day not understand some things.

1. Why is speaking in tongues elevated in the church when the Bible teaches it is the least of the gifts?

2. Why do some speak in tongues and claim to have more power than everyone else?

3. Why is it everytime you look op the word tongues in the original Greek it says "foreign language"
daughter

Salem, VA

#5 Jan 8, 2011
There is Hope Full Gospel Church in Big Stone Gap is a wonderful place to go.
Church

Tannersville, VA

#6 Jan 8, 2011
Christian Life Church in the Southern Section of Big Stone is a GREAT Pentecostal Church. We have a great pastor and very good musicians piano player and his wife lead the singing, organ, drums, guitars. It is a very orderly pentecostal church (which is a plus for me) Service at 11 Sunday mornings (sunday school at 10:30) and service again on wednesday nights at 7:00. I hope you will come and visit us and maybe decide to stay.
Church

Tannersville, VA

#7 Jan 8, 2011
Oh sorry if you don't know where Christian Life Church is in the Southern section of BSG you go to the car wash on the right if going towards PV highschool. Turn right beside the car wash and go a couple of blocks. You'll see a gray church on your right (I believe its called cornerstone) and then the next church very close is CLC. We are in the process of building a new santuary on. The people are nice and friendly.

“Know thyself.”

Since: Sep 10

Murfreesboro, TN

#8 Jan 8, 2011
1. Why is speaking in tongues elevated in the church when the Bible teaches it is the least of the gifts?

I would think it's the easiest to see/hear and bring those who are curious in? One thing churches want to accomplish is to bring people in.:/ The rest of the gifts are more difficult to see/manifest on someone. Most likely that is so because not too many are qualified to harbor those gifts?

2. Why do some speak in tongues and claim to have more power than everyone else?

Do they? I have heard this, but I didn't think they did. Could be a misunderstanding? If there are any that do then they need to use their wisdom and understanding to see that discerning, prophecy, healing, and miracles would probably show more victory with the Lord.

3. Why is it everytime you look op the word tongues in the original Greek it says "foreign language"

That is what it means in Greek...? It was greek to them?*jk* Speaking in tongues is praying in the spirit.
thebiblesays

Roanoke, VA

#9 Jan 8, 2011
Easiest to see and hear?? A lot of times it causes confusion. Here are some answers I have received

What are you saying when you speak in tongues--answer: I dont know but God knows. NEXT QUESTION IS: If you dont know what you are saying how do you know when you receive it?Answer: I just do.

Pentecostals say it is praying in the spirit, but is it? Paul says in Corinthians , even though I speak in tongues of many angels and yet I have not love.... See they try to say Paul spoke in tongues, but if you study that in context it was a hypothetical statement to say No matter how many tongues you speak in and you do not have love it does not matter.

I have seen in preached from pulpits that if you do not speak in tongues you are not saved.. to me that is insane to say because the gifts have nothing to do with your Salvation.

In reality if one will study correctly and in context they will quickly see that Speaking in tongues and interputation of tongues=Prophecy. It is better to speak so everyone understands rather than edefying ones self. I am not downing those who do speak in tongues, maybe I do not fully understand it, but through years of study I have seen that the way it is used is not Biblical in any way form or fashion.

It has been associated with "having the power" for so long, when true power comes through walking in the presence of God.
thebiblesays

Roanoke, VA

#10 Jan 8, 2011
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.(Acts 2:1-4).

If you will do a background study into the above scripture you will find quickly that the people who were present had many differnt languages. THis makes sense that when they were "filled with the Holy SPirit" they began to speak in tongues.

Why would they do this? Well , think about it, lets say we have a Spanish person, a French person, and an English speaking person present, how would we communicate so that everyone would understand? God has a universal language and when they began "speaking in tongues" the Bible says everyone understood in their language. This was the purpose for what occured.

Now lets fast forward, when people speak in tongues in services what is the need for it since everyone there speaks the same language? The Bible says speaking in tongues edefies yourself, not the body of Christ unless there is a what? yes, someone to convey the message to the rest of the congregation.

I see this taken out of context even still and the truth is I have spoken to a lot of people about this and none of them can gie answers. Now if I have a gift and God empowers me with it you better bet the farm he also enables me to understand it. Why would God give us a gift that we had no understanding of?

I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. In reality I challenge anyone to do the following. Each time you see the word tongues or tongue used , run a reference on it and see if you do not find that everytime it is used it is in a context of a foreign language, like Spanish or French for example. I have never seen it used in the context in which some churches practice today. I also challenge anyone to study 1&2 Corinthians and you will see that this sorda thing happened at Corinth as well and the Apostle Paul corrected thier practices, he did not condone them.
thebiblesays

Roanoke, VA

#12 Jan 8, 2011
Baptism means "immersed" remember this

Now some associate the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues, when actually all the evidence points to it being immersed in the Holy SPirit, or in other words the "old man" dies and the "new man" becomes alive in Christ.I challenge anyone to find anyhting in scripture that eludes to the Baptism of the Holy SPirit being connected to speaking in tongues.
Church

Tannersville, VA

#13 Jan 8, 2011
Thebiblesays..........You are so far off the truth that it is pitiful. The only thing you have said that is correct so far is about the person saying from the pulpit that you have to speak in tongues to be saved. That is FAR from the TRUTH. There are many saved people who do not speak in tongues. I would try and explain it all to you but I am almost 100 percent positive that I would be wasting my time and effort because you have your mind made up. I will say this one thing but I won't get into a big discussion with you. There is a very BIG difference to the references in the bible to the "Gift of Tongues" and just regular speaking in tongues which is for praying and worshiping God. The Gift of tongues is for the edfying of the body of Christ and is separate from tongues that is given to people to pray and worship God with. Everyone who want it can have the baptism of the Holy Ghost with speaking in tongues. Not everyone can have the Gift of Tongues that require Interpretations to go with it.
thebiblesays

Roanoke, VA

#14 Jan 9, 2011
Church wrote:
Thebiblesays..........You are so far off the truth that it is pitiful. The only thing you have said that is correct so far is about the person saying from the pulpit that you have to speak in tongues to be saved. That is FAR from the TRUTH. There are many saved people who do not speak in tongues. I would try and explain it all to you but I am almost 100 percent positive that I would be wasting my time and effort because you have your mind made up. I will say this one thing but I won't get into a big discussion with you. There is a very BIG difference to the references in the bible to the "Gift of Tongues" and just regular speaking in tongues which is for praying and worshiping God. The Gift of tongues is for the edfying of the body of Christ and is separate from tongues that is given to people to pray and worship God with. Everyone who want it can have the baptism of the Holy Ghost with speaking in tongues. Not everyone can have the Gift of Tongues that require Interpretations to go with it.
I have an open mind please prove my statements wrong.
Sassy lady

Madison, TN

#15 Jan 9, 2011
The one church I truly found to be full of sweet, precious, loving, accepting people is on 27th street. The brick church where Mike Dalton is pastor .
Yes

Tannersville, VA

#16 Jan 9, 2011
Sassy lady wrote:
The one church I truly found to be full of sweet, precious, loving, accepting people is on 27th street. The brick church where Mike Dalton is pastor .
That is Christian Life Church in the Southern that I mentioned earlier. You are very welcome to come and be with us.
Interested

Roanoke, VA

#17 Jan 9, 2011
Yes wrote:
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That is Christian Life Church in the Southern that I mentioned earlier. You are very welcome to come and be with us.
Does this church have a Sunday School program/Youth program? Do they have a lot of fellowship dinners and things? How many congregation members attend there?
Got it good

Madison, TN

#18 Jan 9, 2011
looks like someone is more interested in a social thing rather than a church
interested

Roanoke, VA

#19 Jan 9, 2011
Got it good wrote:
looks like someone is more interested in a social thing rather than a church
Nah, a thriving Sunday School/Youth program is a good indication the church is alive and fellowship is always good. Is there something social (in the context you used it) in wanting a thriving Sunday School program or fellowship?
Bballer

Duffield, VA

#20 Jan 9, 2011
Fairview Apostolic - Pastor Jonathan Lovelace.
Wednesday night services start at 7:30pm.
Sunday School at 10 am. Sunday service at 11 am.
Very involved youth group.. the church is very alive too:). God bless!
Yes

Tannersville, VA

#21 Jan 9, 2011
It has a good Sunday School program. I don't think they have a youth program at this time but it looks like with the new building they are building that they have plans for a lot of activties. The old sanctuary will become the fellowship hall. There is about ummm I'd say an average of 100 most sundays. Mike Dalton is the pastor and Dr Jeff Bradford is the assistant pastor.

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