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The Overflow Podcast

Aug 1, 2017

Lots of people in church circles disagree over the Holy Spirit- who or what He is / does, and whether or not we have Him / it from the time of conversion or not. 

Some say you have the Holy Spirit, others say you don’t- that there’s more. We have create “classes” and “levels” of Christianity based on where you stand on this issue :-)

Others say you must speak in tongues…

Who’s right? 


On the first issue, the Holy Spirit moves IN you at conversion AND there is another encounter that the Scripture refers to as “being baptized in the Holy Spirit). 

On the second issue, speaking in tongues is not the evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Though it’s a gift- and a great one- the text people generally point to prove that it is refers to speaking foreign human languages not conversing in a  “prayer language” (though we do see the prayer language in other passages). In other words, no cause-and-effect relationship here… 

(Verses referenced = John 20:19-23, Luke 24:36-49, Acts 1:1-8)



In this episode I refer to the upcoming book on Redemption and the next “series” I’ll be discussed in the podcast. After 08/08/17, you can download it free at