Monday, March 05, 2012

Prayer Langauge

I am a fundamental conservative dispensational independent Baptist.

I believe that the moment one accepts Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior, he/she has been “bought with a price.”

That means that your body now belongs to God. Therefore the Holy Spirit then moves into, indwells, His house – formerly your body.

You then have as much of the Holy Spirit as you will ever have. That is called justification by faith.

Then comes sanctification. As you yield control of your life to the Holy Spirit, He controlsl more and more of your life – that is a different type of fullness –a fullness of control.

1 Cor 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

“Unknown” is an inserted word; it is not in the original Greek.

As an educated rabbi, Paul spoke many languages: at least Hebrew,, Greek, Aramaic, and Latin. Yet he preferred to speak in the language he was most familiar with for clarity.

We worship God with our mind. It makes not sense for the Holy Spirit to pray to Himself and leave our mind out of the loop.

Romans 12:1-2

1 comment:

jared bartholomew said...

I agree with you. One thing that people do not realize that Paul was a very educated man. As you stated, he spoke many languages. Another note, that i'm sure you realize, is that he was speaking to a very diverse part of the world. Corinth was a hub for trade logistics for many cultures around the world. Of course diverse tongues was going to be an issue within the Church.