Pentecostals/pentecost vs. baptist
Greg wrote at 2008-03-15 05:05:26
There is no point in speaking in tongues. Speaking in a language unknown to man in order to communicate with God so that Satan cannot intervene, is stating that if Satan can understand the prayer, he can interfere. Satan cannot trump God. Satan can only do what God allows him to do. The day of Pentecost, when tongues were spoken, was to many different nations. God's power was poured out so all of these nations could understand the one speaking. I do believe that the power of God can come upon someone of one language preaching the gospel to another of a different language, and that person being able to understanding what is being said. However, "glossalia" serves no purpose.
Connie wrote at 2010-10-30 14:25:27
The other difference in baptist and pentecostals is that, baptist believe in "once you are saved, forever saved" which is a wrong doctrine because saved people must have to continue to work out for their salvation as stated in PHIL 2:12, meaning we must not only accept Jesus Christ in order to be saved but must also live a very holy life because if you do not live a holy life, there's a tendency that your name will be blotted out in heaven. A very clear indication that people are not saved forever. They will still go to hell if do not work out for their salvation.
James wrote at 2013-09-09 17:09:15
A more important difference is that Pentecostals believe that someone can be born again, but then apostate and lose their salvation. Baptists believe that if a believer is truly saved, they are eternally secure and can never lose their salvation.