Experience vs The Bible
If I have had this conversation once I have had it 100 times. No joke.
Someone comes to me and says, “Pastor, I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, but I didn’t speak in other tongues.” Well first of all - I am not going to start an argument. I don’t doubt what they are saying - what they believe or what happened to them. But here is my position.
The Bible always overrules my personal experience.
In other words, The Word of God is supreme to my opinion. While I do believe that God has and will continue to touch peoples lives in powerful and wonderful ways - the best and strongest Biblical position for the evidence of the Baptism is speaking in other tongues.
Now if you disagree with me - that’s ok. I’m not mad at you do don’t get mad at me. But don’t start sending me emails telling me how I’m wrong. The simple truth of the matter is this - your experience is your experience. You cannot use it to determine what the Bible says - you cannot use it with greater authority that what the Bible says.
With that said, if you want to know more - I’ll see you Sunday at 9:30 a.m. My class is going to tackle this question head on - and I would love to see you there.