Re: [mythsoc] Peretti's _Visitation_
- On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 08:14:34AM -0400, Stolzi@... wrote:
> In a message dated 05/11/2001 8:15:13 PM Central Daylight Time,While I don't know how Peretti meant it, I attended a church while I was in
> bernip@... writes:
> > My question is, do you think he meant to be funny or was he being
> > serious? Coming from a religious tradition which does not place any sort
> > emphasis on tongues, I took it as funny. Does anyone know for sure if it
> > was meant to be taken seriously or humorously?
> Berni, here's what my son says (who's more in touch now with the Charismatic
> movement than I am):
> >You can tell Berni that this could be quite serious indeed, to the extent
> >that you were a Charismatic closer to the original Pentecostalist tradition:
> >"no baptism in the Holy Spirit without the evidence of tongues!" was the
> >original party line.
school that took Mark 16:17-18 ("And these signs will accompany those who
have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with
new tongues; they will pick up serpents...") to mean that if a person didn't
manifest the listed signs, especially tongues, he or she must not be a
believer. The church was part of the Assemblies of God, a rather large
denomination, so I think it's entirely possible Peretti was serious, but
equally plausible that it was satire.