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Let the Bible speak about: 'HOLY GHOST FIRE'. (Part 1)

'HOLY GHOST FIRE'.



Ezra and Nehemiah certainly emerges as two of the great leaders of God's people in the captivity period. These two men were Political Reformers and spiritual cleansers. To Nehemiah's Surprise, and frustration, he discovered that some of the Jewish children could no longer speak the Hebrew language fluently. Rather, they spoke the "language of Ashdod". 
They were speaking strange and foreign language. "And half their children spoke the language of Ashdod , and could not the language of Judah but spoke the language of one of the other people". (Neh 13:24). And the reason for this confusion was because the people disobeyed God by marrying foreign wives.(Neh 13:23; Ezra 9:2; Deut 7:3).
So when Israel deviated from God and became corrupt, it reflected in their Speech. In the same way today, we must take note of the many corrupt practices that are constantly being introduced into Christianity by the 'Change Agents' who are not satisfied with Christ's religion the way he laid it down over 2000 years ago.
Let us recall  the Bibles warning that this would happen. In chapter one of Romans and verse 25, Paul spoke of some: "who exchanged the truth of God for a lie...". And to the Ephesian elders, he said: "For I know this that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock, Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after themselves"(Acts 20:29-30). In Galatians 1:6-9; Paul had this to say: "I marvel that you are turning away so soon from him who called you in the grave of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and pervert the gospel of christ. But even if we, or an angel from Heaven, preach another gospel to you than what we have preached, Let him be accursed".
From different fronts today, many religious people are 'perverting the gospel of Christ's and certainly many more are 'speaking perverse things'. And in the intents is to draw away (attract) disciples.

'HOLY GHOST FIRE?

It is common to hear people in private or public prayers, worship or conversations pronounce or shout: "'HOLY GHOST ..... FIRE".
Pentecostalism has made a mess of the doctrine of the Holy Ghost. You hear some threatening some offenders with the  "fire of the Holy Ghost". The craze about Holy Ghost Fire started with the advent of Pentecostalism in Nigeria. Now it is now extending from mere pronouncement to the name of churches.
Even a casual acquaintance with the Bible would reveal that this is a "strange Doctrine". From where then did all these FIRE!, FIRE!! Come?
Since it's not from the word of God, and they represent "perversions" and "distortion" closely akin to the language of Ashdod' that the corrupted Jews spoke. (Neh 13:24)







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