Everyone that it is like comparing chalk and cheese or bananas and apples, but where God is concerned, one is more likely to result in the other.
If you have found you way to this website, I might be entitled to think that you are BOUND TO KNOW the story of how the petrified followers of the recently crucified JESUS, locked themselves in an ‘Upper Room’ to consider tactics and into the sealed room their came a rushing wind that baptised them with the Holy Spirit, the first evidence of which was that they all began speaking in languages they’d never learned, but which others understood.
The Apostle Paul later wrote about the significance of the Baptism (not by water) but by the Holy Spirit in his second letter to Christians in Corinth, Chapter 12:
- The Word of Wisdom
- The Word of Knowledge
- Gifts of Healing
- Working of Miracles
- Discerning of Spirits
- Different Kind of Tongues, and
- Interpretation of Tongues.
These 9 GIFTS are given, freely by God – as He sees fit – in preparation to meet needs He knows you will face.
Wouldn’t it be great to have ALL The gifts?
But having a gift, brings with it responsibility – which God calls FRUIT
- Gentleness, and
- Self Control
Jávea Evengelical Church does NOT discourage Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Gifts or Fruit