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The Holy Spirit is a doctrine that most Christians are not familiar with and do not understand how Holy Spirit works. The Holy Spirit is considered part of the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has always been present since the beginning of creation. This paper will analyze the meaning of the Holy Spirit in relation to speaking in tongues. One argument is that one does not have to speak in tongues to show evidence of the Holy Spirit. The other side of the argument is that speaking in tongues is a sign of the indwelling of Holy Spirit. Paul’s teachings about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues will also be discussed.
Most Christians know that when Jesus was here on earth he taught, preached and talked about the Holy Spirit. Also when Jesus was resurrected and went to see the disciples, he promised them of another power to come to comfort them and to help guide them through their everyday lives. This promise was that of the Holy Spirit, to come not only as a comforter but as a teacher and a guide. This guide would lead believers in the ways that Jesus lived. We see this in the first chapter of Acts where Jesus tells the disciples that they will receive power from on high and through the Holy Spirit, they will go out and witness not only to him and Jerusalem but to the outermost parts of the Earth.
The term “baptism of the Holy Spirit” was first used by John the Baptist who said that I will baptize you with water but him that comes after me will baptize you with fire and of the Holy Spirit. “It was John the Baptist, the forerunner of the Christ that introduced this subject.” The fire is not that of a flame that sends out heat and consumes everything, but just a ...

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...; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:18-19, KJV). Even Paul wishes that we all would speak in tongues but by the order in which the Spirit moves as not to lead to confusion.
The initial evidence of the speaking in tongues as a way of showing the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is still necessary for the church today. This is our promise from Jesus that He would send us a comforter, guide, a teacher, and a power that would sustain us throughout our Christian walk. The accounts shown in scripture on the Day of Pentecost and Peter preaching to the Gentiles prove that speaking in tongues are the evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It is also a gift that is as important as love is to the church and to Christians in general.
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