This subject always produces a 'spirited' debate but does it produce any spiritual prosperity?
What of Joel 2:28-32? What of Joel 2:23? Did Peter teach at Pentacost that the tongues were the former rain? Surely none contend that all of Joel 2:30-31 was fulfilled at Pentacost? Do we look forward to a latter rain? When Christ returns at the close of the tribulation?
Is it possible to reconcile the experiences of many with the scriptural understanding of many others? Do our experiences determine our scriptural positions or do we rely upon scripture to guide our expectations? What do we make of Pauls warning of our adversary appearing as an angel of light to deceive us? 2 Cor 11:13-15 Surely our adversary cannot rob us of our salvation but he can hinder our growth and our walk with the Lord. Or do we take this warning as applying only to the unsaved?
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