Under the new rules, speaking in tongues does not disqualify missionary candidates. Too much emphasis on charismatic gifts, like speaking in tongues, could still lead to discipline“
…within the professing Christian church at least as many people need deliverance from evil spirits as need healing from sickness and that’s about eighty per cent.” (Derek Prince’s – `How Jesus dealt with demons’.) James told us that Christians can be influenced by a wisdom that is earthly sensual demonic and where exist confusion and every evil work
SCRIPTURES TELLS US TO EXPOSE THE HIDDEN WORKS OF DARKNESS AND WHY BAPTISTS DON’T COME TO THE LIGHT LEST THEIR DEEDS BE EXPOSED?
John 3:20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
14 Therefore He says: ” Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light
YES WE ARE TO WALK IN THE LIGHT OF GOD AND HIS WORD AND NOT IN DARKNESS. WE ARE TO DEPART FROM THE TENTS OF THESE WICKED MEN LESS WE BE CONSUMED IN ALL THEIR SINS – OTHER WISE WE WILL PARTAKE OF THEIR JUDGMENTS IN THE CURRENT TIMES OF LIFE AND OUR PRAYERS FOR PROSPERITY WILL BE HINDERED
24 “Speak to the congregation, saying, ‘Get away from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.’ ”
26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.”
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS ARE AS CRAZY AS EVER AND DON’T UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND ARE STILL PREACHING LIES http://wp.me/p2M7AJ-1jM
1 CORINTHIANS 14:37 If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.
38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
39 Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.
40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
International Mission Board Drops Ban on Speaking in Tongues
New rules also loosen restrictions on baptism, divorce, and parents of teens.
Bob Smietana/ May 14, 2015
For more than a decade, the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB) disqualified candidates who spoke in tongues or who had been baptized in churches that disagreed with the convention’s view of baptism.
Similar rules barred divorced people or those with teenagers from being missionaries.
That changed Wednesday, when the IMB’s trustees, at the prompting of their new president David Platt, approved a new, simplified set of rules for the agency’s more than 4,800 missionaries.
Missionary candidates must affirm the doctrines found in the Baptist Faith and Message statement of beliefs, be baptized by immersion, be a member of a SBC church, and demonstrate an “intimate, growing relationship with Christ.”
Previous rules required would-be missionaries to have been baptized in an SBC church, or in a church that held SBC-like beliefs about baptism. Candidates baptized in a church that did not believe in eternal security—the idea that true Christians can’t lose their salvation even if they sin–or a church that views baptism is a sacrament were rejected.
The new rules allows those who were baptized by immersion and who are members of an SBC church to be candidates.
The changes also address the question of charismatic worship and prayer practices, which have been controversial for Southern Baptists. Under the previous rules, candidates who spoke in tongues or had a “private prayer language” were barred.
Under the new rules, speaking in tongues does not disqualify missionary candidates. Too much emphasis on charismatic gifts, like speaking in tongues, could still lead to discipline.
“IMB may still end employment for any missionary who places ‘persistent emphasis on any specific gift of the Spirit as normative for all or to the extent such emphasis becomes disruptive’ to Southern Baptist missions work,” according to a FAQ about the new rules posted by IMB.
Divorced candidates have been allowed to serve in short missions. Now they will be eligible to serve as long-term missionaries, depending on the circumstances of their divorce and other factors, such as the culture they will work in.
Parents of teenagers will also be potential candidates. The IMB had previously disqualified them out of concerns for the challenges that teens would face by being uprooted and having to move overseas. Now IMB leaders will decided on a case-by-cases basis whether or not to allow parents with teens.
“For example, a family considering serving long-term in an isolated African village may be different than a family considering a one-year term in London,” says the FAQ.
The changes in rules on baptism and speaking in tongues will likely get the most attention. They made national headlines when first adopted.
IMB leaders said the baptism and tongues rules, adopted in 2005, were needed to safeguard the Baptist identity of missionaries at a time when charismatic and Pentecostal practices were growing.
Tom Hatley, former IMB board chair, told CT in 2006 that some missionary candidates who spoke in tongues—a practice also known by the New Testament term glossolalia—claimed to be getting direct revelation from God.
“That’s one reason that Southern Baptists have been suspicious of glossolalia,” Hatley told CT in 2006. “If somebody believes they’re getting direct divine revelation from God, obviously that’s claiming an equality with Scripture that we would not allow.
Tonya Dalton All the man made rules and fights over doctrines need to be surrendered to God and allow him to be in control.
Vickie Laird Baker BAN on speaking in tongues???? If God wants to speak through someone ain’t NOBODY gonna stop Him!!
THE BIBLE COMMANDS THAT ALL CHRISTIANS PURSUE LOVE AND DESIRE SPIRITUAL GIFTS. TO PREACH OTHERWISE IS THE PREACH HERESY! YES SOUTHERN BAPTISTS ARE HERETICS!
Ebert said that if a NAMB missionary’s views on speaking in tongues became disruptive—if, for example, they claimed it was necessary for all Christians—that would be an issue. Otherwise, the board tries to stick with the beliefs approved by the SBC.
1CORINTHIANS 14:1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.5 I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.
37 If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.39 Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
When the great missionary to the gentiles Apostle Paul stated “I wish you all spoke with tongues” he of course claimed it was necessary for all Christians. And according to Southern Baptist Ebert speaking in tongues became disruptive— Hogwash!
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