Deborah once again writes awesomingly about signs and wonders from a Mennonite perspective. I agree on *almost* everything, not being as critical as her towards the first group of charismatics she describes (those who believe that all people can prophesy).
If you read this article and you like it, you can check out some of my earlier thoughts on the Charismatic movement by reading this blog post: http://debdebbarak.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/a-mennonite-who-speaks-in-tongues/
In our modern world, the Charismatic movement has gotten a somewhat bad rap unless you are Pentecostal yourself. There are two main ways of thinking of the charismatic movement according to the Christians that I have met. The first way is to view it as a super incredible movement which is the answer to all of life’s problems. I see this view played out all the time by churches which claim that they have raised people from the dead (I sincerely have my doubts about that one), go on mission’s trips with no other purpose than to preform healings, and have youth meetings where the only purpose is to receive Words from the Lord for one another. Although these churches do provide…
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