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Does Ray Comfort Speak in Tongues?

Does Ray Comfort Speak in Tongues?

Way of the Master seem to be very quiet on a number of controversial issues. I understand that as Christians, many of us belong to different denominations and have some different understandings and interpretations of theology.

Todd Freil has made it clear on Way of the master radio (Now called Wretched Radio) that he is a cessationist (believes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have ceased within the Church, i.e.: Gift of healing, prophesy, tongues). He basically says we don't need them anymore because we have the complete Bible now.  I don't agree with that myself. God still gifts people with the ability to be used by Him for healing others and He still speaks directly to some people and Tongues should not be despised as they are biblical.

I haven't heard Ray Comfort teach about the gifts of the Holy Spirit so I am not real sure where he or the ministry stand on that.

I am just glad that they are teaching biblical evangelism, so it is not a deal-breaker because I am confident that they have the fundamental theology of salvation correct.

One day we will all learn where each of our theologies was a little wrong in some areas. We have a gracious God. Don't let a theological difference cause you to completely dismiss a ministry or bad mouth them. Again, we have a gracious God.

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Re: Does Ray Comfort Speak in Tongues?

I think Todd Friels Theology would probably be classed as something like Baptist-Reformed / Presbyterian / if you had to give it a name. He quotes and mentions teachers like John MaCarthur and John Piper a lot if that is any indication of affiliation and admiration.

I have heard him say that he doesn't brand Pentecostals or tongues as heresy and that it is a non-essential doctrine. (I paraphrased) Reference:  Way of The Master Radio: Can a Four Year Old Be Saved? Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Original Air Date 0421, 2006, Part 1.

Todd is a funny guy and pretty bold when it comes to speaking his mind. He is quick to call preachers and Churches heretical if their theology doesn't align with his. He doesn't mind playing worship music or sermon snippets for the purpose of pulling them down with sarcastic judgements. I like listening to the guy and most of his teachings, but he is not perfect default/smile

It therefore surprises me that he would admit that he disagrees with the non-essential doctrinal differences that he has with Charismatic Pentecostals.

The reason it surprises me is this:
IF he believes that tongues and prophesy are NO LONGER given by the Holy Spirit for the Church today, then are the current practice of tongues and prophesy from the Holy Spirit? The answer would be NO. If the answer is that they are not from the Holy Spirit, where are they from? If they are from man, then they are heresy and if they are from Satan then they are worse than heresy (I believe they ARE from God and still relevant).
If they are still relevant and from the Holy Spirit, then why isn't he practicing them?

It is unlike Todd to tread so carefully on any theological issue like this. Does upper-management's beliefs guard him from branding tongues and prophesy as heresy? Then again I don't think he would submit to a ministry's leadership if he were not aligned with their theology. Maybe it really is a non-essential doctrine default/smile

It is encouraging to see that despite the theological differences between Pentecostals and Reformed Baptists / Presbyterians, that Christians can agree on evangelism techniques and evangelism theology.

What ever your non-essential doctrinal beliefs are "Go out and share your faith Christian!"

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Re: Does Ray Comfort Speak in Tongues?

They preach Christ and Christ Crucified and fire up thousands for biblical evangelism whilst also hitting the streets regularly on a practical level.

I have no doubt that hey will hear "well done Good and faithful servant".

The question for you and me is, will you an I?

Or will we hear,

"Professor of Theology, why did you do nothing to actually share your faith?"

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Re: Does Ray Comfort Speak in Tongues?

Why don't you ask him?

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Re: Does Ray Comfort Speak in Tongues?

As Christians we can often judge other Christians according to whether they fit into our understanding of how "Christians should act". So if WOTM / Ray did wear this detail on their sleeves some of the controversial issues, they would likely put up an obstacle to many Christians who would dis-credit all of their work for the fact that they do or do not speak in tongues.

I know, love and respect Christians in both parties and know that God is using Pentecostals, Reformed, Presbyterians, Baptists etc.... So long as Christians are speaking the Gospel out, then God will be Glorified and there will be fruit.

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