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Charismatic Gifts
Different Views
1. Speaking in tongues stopped after the Apostles
2. Speaking in tongues in a heavenly language for private use only
3. Speaking in tongues in a gift from God but is a lesser gift
4. Speaking in tongues is a sign that you received the Holy Spirit
5. Speaking in tongues is proof that you are a believer

Below are some key statement from different churches (Most non charismatic churches do not include their belief in their statements as many statements were written prior to speaking in tongues becoming an issue)

A Link to some groups who are against speaking in tongues Click here

13. THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT: WE BELIEVE that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the bestowing of the believer with power to be an effective witness for Christ. This experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the new birth; is received by faith, and is accompanied by the manifestation of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, as the initial evidence - Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,5,8; 2:1-4; 8:15-19; 11:14-17; 19:1-7.

14. GIFTS: WE BELIEVE in the present day operation of the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, as recorded in 1 Corinthians 12. We also believe in the ministry gifts of Christ, as recorded in Ephesians 4:11- 13.

15. DIVINE HEALING: In accordance with the teachings of the Scriptures, we trust our heavenly Father to protect and heal our bodies from sickness and disease. WE BELIEVE that divine healing for the body, as with all redemptive blessings of God, has been provided for us by the atoning death and victorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is the privilege of all believers and it is appropriated by faith in our heavenly Father's unfailing promises - Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:16,17; 1 Peter 2:24; Psalms 103:3; James 5:14-15; Mark 16:17-18.

We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).

We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).

The baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers, with signs following.
The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church which is the Body of Christ.

XIV. Divine Healing
18. We believe in the Bible doctrine of divine healing and urge our people to seek to offer the prayer of faith for the healing of the sick. We also believe God heals through the means of medical science.
(2 Kings 5:1-19; Psalm 103:1-5; Matthew 4:23-24; 9:18-35; John 4:46-54; Acts 5:12-16; 9:32-42; 14:8-15; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; James 5:13-16)

in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a gift available to believers subsequent to the new birth, with the normal evidence of speaking in other tongues

Baptism Of The Holy Spirit
The baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural evidence, namely, speaking "with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 38-39; 8:13-17; 10:44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-7).

The Gifts Of The Spirit
The gifts of the Spirit as enumerated and practised as manifest in the early church. (I Corinthians Chapters 12-14; Acts 5:12-16).

Living The Christian Life
The Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world, and the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith. (Ephesians 5: 18 ; II Corinthians 6:147:1).

Divine Healing
The healing of the body by divine power, or divine healing in its many aspects as practised by the early church. This was provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 3:1-22; 4:30; James 5:14-15).

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit – distinct from new birth and accompanied by speaking in tongues as the initial evidence of the receiving of this gift by faith. It empowers the believer for effective witness and gives access to the nine gifts of the Spirit.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit – are supernatural gifts for the edification and equipping of the church for ministry. They are given by the Holy Spirit and exercised by the believer through faith.
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – such as love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, meekness and self-control characterise the life of the believer and the ministry of the church.
Divine Healing – affirmed throughout the Bible, divine healing and divine deliverance are available to all through faith in the redemptive death and victorious resurrection of Christ.

3.11. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is distinct from the "new birth", and is accompanied by speaking in other tongues as the initial evidence, as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. This gracious and supernatural gift of power was not only for the early disciples, but is a gift available to all believers of every generation. It is received by faith. It endows believers with power to be effective witnesses for Christ, and gives them access to the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:49; John 7:37-39; Acts 1:8; 2:1-40; 8:15-19; 10:44-47; 19:1-7; Luke 11:13.

3.12. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The various supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as word of wisdom, word of know-ledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirits, tongues and interpretation of tongues are an integral part of the worship and ministry of the Church. The gifts are primarily to edify and equip the Church for ministry, and should be in harmony with the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The gifts are given by the Holy Spirit and are exercised through the believer by faith. 1 Corinthians 12ff; Romans 15:19; Hebrews 2:4; Acts 3:4-7; 5:3; 11:28-30; 13:9-11; 16:18; 27:10, 22-25; 1 Corinthians 12:7; 13:1-2.

3.13. The Fruit of the Spirit
The fruit of the Holy Spirit, such as love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, and self-control, characterise the life of the true believer and the true ministry of the Church. Such fruit is the natural result of the life of the Spirit in the believer. Galatians 5:22-26; Colossians 3:12ff; 12:9ff; 1 Corinthians 13:1ff; John 15:1ff.

3.14. Divine Healing
The Bible contains a healing covenant affirmed in both Testaments, providing spiritual and physical health and well-being for the whole person, and divine deliverance from all bondage to the power of Satan. The basis of this covenant for every believer is reconciliation through the atonement of Jesus Christ, which provides the means by which the whole man, spirit, soul and body, may be delivered from the power and effects of sin, sickness and disease. Jesus Christ gave His disciples authority and power to heal all kinds of sickness and disease, and to minister deliverance to those bound by demonic power. We believe that divine healing and divine deliverance are available to all, through faith in the redemptive death and victorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:21-24; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32; James 5:14-16; Mark 16:17-18; Matthew 10:1.

 Paragraph 7     The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
 WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church at Pentecost in power, baptizing believers into the Body of Christ  and releasing the gifts of the Spirit to them. The Spirit brings the permanent indwelling presence of God to us for spiritual worship, personal sanctification, building up the Church, gifting us for ministry, and driving back the kingdom of Satan by the evangelization of the world through proclaiming the word of Jesus and doing the works of Jesus.

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the filling or empowering of the Holy Spirit, often a conscious experience, for ministry today. We believe in the present ministry of the Spirit and in the exercise of all of the biblical gifts of the Spirit. We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing, and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church

We believe that a Christian permanently becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit the moment he is saved; We believe that God the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of His gifts and that He has given evangelists, pastors and teachers as sufficient for the edifying of the church today; that the sign gifts such as miracles, tongues and healings (as in miraculous healers) were for a purpose past in the establishment of the early church and that these have now ceased with the passing of the apostolic era.

We further believe that the Charismatic/Pentecostal movement is not a Scriptural movement and is not supported in any form by this church (Rom 8:1-14; I Cor 6:19-20; Cf. I Cor 1:4-7 with 3:1-4).