2. Are you Pentecostal or charismatic?

Yes, to the charismatic, as all Christians are who accept the Apostle Paul’s description of the many different gifts of the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12.  My strongest spiritual gift is administration.  No, to the Pentecostal.  I have never spoken in tongues.  Pentecostal churches are those which expect participants to bypass rational speech to pray emotionally in phrases not basic to their own language. In recent decades the label “charismatic” was applied in the very narrow sense to members of traditional churches who emphasized speaking in tongues.

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