BIBLICAL ANSWERS FOR
PENTECOSTALS AND CHARISMATICS

by
Ronald E. Powell B.D., Th.M., D.R.E., Th.D.


Copyright 1981
by Dr. Ronald E. Powell
 
In this book you will find the answers to all of your questions concerning:

1. Tongues.
2. Tongues of angels and of men.
3. My spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
4. The unknown tongue.
5. Healing for today.
6. Healers and healing.
7. Are signs and miracles for today?
8. Should a man be baptized in water to go to heaven?
9. Is there more than one baptism?
10. What about born of the water and of the Spirit?
11. The Spirit prayeth for us with groanings.
12. What is the greatest gift?



 
INTRODUCTION TO THE CHINESE EDITION

This is a book translated from the original English book entitled "A Doctrinal Analysis Of The Present Day Charismatic Movement". The original English version is 270 pages. This book is a shortened version.

This book makes reference to some things in the Scriptures that are elementary to most American Christians, but were not explained fully enough for the Chinese people.

The term "Rapture". The "Rapture" is a term used for the catching up of all believers before the 7 year tribulation. The Church [All believers] will not be on the earth during this 7 years of almost hell on the earth as told in the book of Revelation. Thus the term "Rapture" and "Appearing" are one in the same.

Another term is "Appearing". This word is used to show that the Lord Jesus will appear, but not set foot on the earth. He will appear in the clouds to take up all believers before the great tribulation.

Another term is "Second Appearing". This is the second time the Lord appears. He appears the first time to get the Church before the tribulation and then He appears the second time during the middle of the 7 year tribulation to get the ones who are "looking for him to appear the second time " [Heb. 9:28].

The term "First coming" is used for His first coming to the earth when He was born of the virgin Mary.

The term "Second coming" is when Jesus will come again to redeem Israel and judge the nations [Zechariah 14:1-21 and Matthew 25:31-46].

So an "appearing" and a "coming" are different words with different meanings.

The next thing in God's time table is the "appearing" of the Lord to "Rapture" up the believers [The Church]. This will occur sometime from now until, at the latest, the year 2029 [Hosea 6:1-3] I believe this third day [The Millennium] will start exactly 2,000 years from the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the colt. Since the calendar is four years too short that would make the millennium starting about the year 2029 and 1/2. You need to figure in Matthew 24:32-34 about the fig tree [Israel] and a generation being seventy years and you come up with May of 2017. But what if it means that the ones born during this generation will not have died until the Lord comes back and a few are left that are 80 years old instead of the usual counting of "seventy" as a generation? Then you would need to move it to 2028. Thus the rapture has to happen about seven years before. I would guess, to be safe that the rapture of the church [we who are saved] to be about the years 2020 to 2024 going according to Hosea 6:2. But we cannot know the exact time.

The dates for the coming in Matthew 25:13 are for the second rapture of the wise virgins that were watching and waiting, not for the rapture of the Church.

One thing that has hurt some is the constant dating that they do for the rapture. Some in Florida have given the month and year three times and missed it every time. If they believe that then why did they not sell all that they had [do not leave it for Satan to use] and put it into winning souls for the short time left?

When the Church goes up the "Great tribulation" will begin. Sometime during the first year or so the devil will be kicked out of heaven [Revelation 12:3-9] and will come to the earth, with his angels, to rule the world. This begins the 7 year tribulation.

Many science fiction movies and books show space creatures that help or hurt us [Star Wars, etc.]. These movies are prepared in advance to get the world ready to receive Satan and his angels [Compare Genesis 6:1-4 "Sons of God" with Job 1:6 & Job 2:1] They will arrive, after being kicked out of heaven [Revelation 12:7-12]. They will probably come in flying saucers and claim to have come to the world to save humanity from extermination! Yes, the "sons of God" will claim to bring peace [I Thessoalonians 5:3], but will bring untold misery when they again "come in unto the daughters of men" [Genesis 6:4]

The first time "they" came to the earth "they" corrupted man so greatly that "it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, 'I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth;'" Only Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives were saved [Genesis 6:6-7]!

"They" will come again, but if you have a Chinese bible [Which came from the Roman Catholic Church corrupt Greek Bible.] or most any other bible that is not a King James Bible you do not know that "They" are the sons of God and that these sons of God are the angels that decided to revolt with Satan!

In the King James English Bible in Genesis 6:2 & 4 "They" are called "the sons of God" and in Job 1:6 & 2:1 "They" are again called "the sons of God" when "They", together with Satan "present themselves before the Lord". These two verses in Job clearly show that "the sons of God" are associated with Satan and have the power, like Satan, to literally come into the third heaven before the very throne of God! Sadly, in the Chinese bible, and most other bibles, you cannot possibly know this because Satan had the translators change the words "the sons of God" in Job 1:6 & 2:1!

The Chinese Bible correctly translates the words "the sons of God" in Genesis 6:2 & 4, but why doesn't it do so in Job 1:6 & 2:1? The words, "the sons of God" in Job 1:6 & 2:1 are the same as Genesis 6:2 & 4! Obviously the translators were led by "another spirit" that was not the Holy Spirit!

Robert Morrison and his son translated a King James Bible into Chinese during the early 1800's, but about 1898 Satan moved his spirit among the educated [?] foreigners to use the corrupt Roman Catholic Church Greek Bible!] to give the Chinese the version that he wanted! All Chinese translations ever since are from this corrupt Greek text!

The Chinese, in particular, and other Christians have thus been kept ignorant of important Bible doctrines while Satan has been able to hide things about himself that God wanted the Chinese to know!

In Daniel when the image is explained you see that during the 7 year tribulation [Daniel 2:37-5] there will be beings [Sons of God] come unto the earth [In the English King James Bible.]. But in the Chinese bible one little word is changed and you miss it! The word is "They"! The King James Bible in Daniel 2:43 says, "And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, THEY shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay."

Question: If we humans are made from clay who is made from iron?

Notice how the King James Bible shows you that these "THEY" are not human because they mingle themselves with the seed of men!

The Chinese bible changes the word they to mean people of another country. Satan sure was smart to change that passage wasn't he? Satan does not want you to know that "They" are the same ones in Genesis 6:2, Matthew 24:38, and I Thessalonians 5:3.

What is the big deal about eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage? This has happened in all generations. In the King James Bible the word "THEY" shows up again in Matthew. The disciples have asked Jesus when He was coming back to redeem Israel [this happens at the end of the 7 year tribulation] and Jesus said,

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the COMING of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood THEY were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark. [Matthew 24:36-38]

You see the word "THEY" again. The big deal is that "THEY" do not normally eat and drink and marry and give in marriage. "THEY" are the "Sons of God"! Yes, the angels of Satan that will be cast out of heaven with him in Revelation 12:9-12!

The Chinese bible, and most other bibles, follows the corrupt Wescott and Hort Greek text here again and you do not have the word "THEY"!

What does the Chinese bible do in Genesis 6:4 with the King James word "GIANTS"? It changes it to read "great men".

Satan is so smart. He does not want you to know that his angels are giants when compared to us.

So what we have is that the "Rapture" will occur then Satan and his angels are kicked out of heaven and come down to the earth during the tribulation. They will probably arrive in flying saucers claiming to have put humans here on the earth thousands or millions of years ago, but humans have made too much war and they have come to save the world from a nuclear disaster.

Their technology will be much greater than human technology and those people left behind after the "Rapture" will have little choice but to accept them. Some are huge in size, can give life to an image [Revelation 13:15], can call fire down from heaven [Revelation 13:13], and they will try to force everyone on the earth to take the 666 number! Just like Revelation 12:12 says, "Woe unto the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."

During this 7 year tribulation people will be required to take a number [666] on their forehead or hand [Revelation 13:18]. If they do not they will not be able to buy food in the stores, see a doctor for their sick children, or even sell food that they have grown. In short, the pressure will be enormous to receive the mark of the beast.

When they take this mark they doom their soul to hell. Yes, they sell their souls to the Devil.

During this time there will be 144,000 Jews [Revelation 7:4] preaching the "Kingdom of Heaven" Gospel. This Gospel will be preached unto the whole world before the end of the 7 years.

Sometime during the tribulation, probably [I am not sure when] in the middle [42 months] Jesus will "appear the second time" [Hebrews 9:28] to rapture up some who were looking for Him. They will go to heaven and join the ones who were raptured when He "appeared the first time" [I Thessalonians 4:13-18]. There they will wait until the end of the tribulation to come back with the Lord Jesus Christ.

At the end of the 7 year tribulation Jesus will come back with his Saints [the ones who were raptured 7 years before and the ones who were raptured during the tribulation because they were looking for his "second appearing"] [See Revelation 19:11-14]. When He comes back the second time [the Second Coming] He will judge the nations [Matthew 25:32].

Their judgment will be decided by works. If they helped a Jew [His brethren Matthew 25:40] and/or did not take the 666 mark then they will go into the 1,000 years of peace [the millennium]. The Jews, who are alive at the end of the tribulation [only one third will be alive see: Zechariah 13:8] will be forgiven and restored as when King David ruled Israel.

Then Satan will be cast into a bottomless pit for 1,000 years [Revelation 20:2] and not let out until the 1,000 years are finished [Revelation 20:3].

The Beast and the false prophet [two parts of the Satan trinity] will be cast into a lake of fire and never get out!

During this 1,000 years there will be peace on the earth and Jesus and the saved will rule it. The nations [there were people from other countries that made it through the 7 years tribulation] will be required to bring up an offering unto the Lord, as He rules from Jerusalem, and the people of the nations will be required to go to Jerusalem once every year to worship the Lord [Zechariah 14:16 and Isaiah 66:20]. During this 1,000 years Jesus will rule the earth righteously and without favor. The saved [the church, the believers.] will rule with him [Revelation 20:4]. The ones being ruled are the ones who, with their offspring, made it through the tribulation.

At the end of the thousands years of peace Satan will be loosed from the bottomless pit [Revelation 20:7] and gather an army of people who are dissatisfied with the rule of Christ and they shall circle around Jerusalem. Then fire will come out of heaven from God and destroy them [Revelation 20:7-9].

It is at this time that hell, the sea, and other places will deliver up their dead and they will be judged. This judgment is called "The Great White Throne Judgment". Here is where all of the lost will be judged. Cain will be there. Hitler will be there. Everyone that did not do what God wanted them to do in their dispensation and all who did not receive Jesus as their Saviour will be there. They will be judged according to their works [Revelation 20:13] and then cast, not into hell, but a worse place called the lake of fire. They will be there forever. They shall never get out.

For people like Adam, Eve, Abel, Moses, David, and all the believers of our present time, we shall live forever and ever. We shall never die, never know pain, and not remember the former things [Revelation 21:4]. Then there will be a new heaven and a new earth [Revelation 21:1].

The sad part is that during the tribulation there will not be many, if any, Chinese make it through to the end. The Chinese believe that 6 is a lucky number and they will almost all receive the mark of the beast [666-Revelation 13:18].

The Chinese also think that a dragon is good luck. Satan is called a dragon in Revelation 12:4-9 and 20:2. Looks like the Chinese are doomed! The only hope for the Chinese people is for the missionaries and Chinese preachers to get back to the example that Jesus set, forget about their salary, teach the truth, spend money for sound Bible literature, and get onto the streets preaching and giving out their literature!

Jesus spent most of His time on the streets and highways preaching, but the missionaries and Chinese preachers think they are higher class and that preaching on the street will not do any good. Did Jesus preach on the street most of the time? Then why don't you? The lost will not come to the Church so you must go to them. You, Chinese Pastor, Chinese Christian, you are the only hope to keep your people from believing the dragon and taking his mark! What about you? Will you not go out and preach unto your own people? What a shame! Shame on you!

There was only about 18 people that could be found on the streets of Taiwan every day. A group of Americans based in Japan and one from America [Dr. Ronnie Powell].

How many Chinese have you seen truly saved during the last year in your Church? Brother Powell had 125 plus saved in 1991 and 101 plus saved in 1992. Most from preaching and handing out literature on the Streets.

Pastor, some of your own members are there because of the literature brother Powell had given to them when they were lost!

Pastor, some of your own members were saved from his literature!

The Americans based in Japan and brother Powell have put up Scripture posters all over Tawan. Then you criticize them for doing the work you are too lazy to do! This is to your shame!

You criticize the posters saying, "Ah, the posters are too negative." Well, at least they have done something. What have you done? If you don't like it then put up your own! You will not because you are too lazy, the missionaries that taught you are too lazy and all of you will remain too lazy to do anything! Shame on you!

What a shame for a foreigner [Brother Powell] to come to Taiwan, stay on the streets every day for years while Chinese do not care about their own people.

Chinese Pastor, Chinese Christian, you are your people's only hope! Foreign missionary, how many have you really won to God by staying in your Church building? How many thousands of American dollars have been wasted on your support?

You hypocrite, how can you take money to win Chinese and you will not preach on the streets or hand out sound Bible literature! You are a shame and disgrace to Christianity! May God have mercy on Christians that are AFRAID to get out where the lost are! The streets are full of lost!

The reason many Chinese and foreign missionaries do not go onto the streets is because they are themselves lost! You have nothing to preach!

When you stand before God you will regret not going onto the streets where the lost are.

At the Great White Throne Judgment when you see the lost cry and scream for a second chance you will regret not going out onto the streets and giving them that chance when it could have made a difference!

May God have mercy on your rotten soul!

The Chinese Bible has many problems. One important problem is that it makes no difference between the "Kingdom of Heaven" and the "Kingdom of God" . In the Old English Bible these are seen as two different kingdoms. The "Kingdom of Heaven" is a literal, visible, kingdom which will be upon this earth for 1,000 years after the judgment of the nations at the end of the 7 year tribulation. This kingdom is the 7th day of rest that is promised to the Jews [Hebrews 3:9,11,18, 4:1, 3-9] with the 12 apostles ruling the twelve tribes of Israel [Luke 22:29-30]. This "Kingdom of Heaven" is the only kingdom the Jews are looking for. After the resurrection they asked Jesus, "Lord wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?" [Acts 1:6b]

This "Kingdom of Heaven" is when "the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our Lord and he shall reign for ever and ever" [Revelation 11:15] at the end of the 7 year tribulation. During this time the remaining people will be required to bring an offering unto Jesus every month [Isaiah 66:20-24]. Yes, there will be people in flesh and blood bodies that were able to "endure unto the end" of the tribulation by not taking the mark [666] [Matthew 10:22 and 25:31-40] and these shall go into the 1,000 years [Israel's rest] of peace upon the earth. We, who are born again, will have a different kind of body that can never die. Our body will be just like the one Jesus has [I John 3:1-2, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, and I Corinthians 15:42-55]. The people in the "Kingdom of Heaven" will have flesh and BLOOD bodies, but we in the "Kingdom of God" will not have BLOOD in our bodies [See I Corinthians 15:50]!

The "Kingdom of God" is different because it is within our hearts [Luke 17:21] when we are born again. This "Kingdom of God" is spiritual [not physical like the Kingdom of Heaven- Romans 14:17].

The "Kingdom of Heaven" is preceeded by miracles such as healings, raising from the dead, and tongues. Since the Chinese Bible makes no difference between the two kingdoms it is no wonder the Chinese lean toward being "Charismatic type Christians", thus being very confused about true Bible doctrine!

Some people think that the Bible is not a deep book. Now maybe you will think differently. Knowledge of the Bible is limited by two things: Having the Spirit of God to guide you and then believing what you read! Many have the Spirit of God, but are not deep in the Bible at all because they do not believe what they read!

The Bible verses quoted in this book are from the King James 1611 Bible.

The Chinese verses are changed to conform to the King James readings.

There has never been a true revival in any part of the world, after 1611, using any Bible other than the King James Bible! Think about that!


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aved His people in Old Testament times from Hts wrath. He saved Rahab out of Jericho before Judgment fell upon the city (Joshua 6:25). He saved Lot from Sodom before the fire and brimstone fell (Genesis 19:12-25). Enoch was translated (a type of the rapture) before the Judgment of the flood (Genesis 5:24). At the rapture the true Church will be saved from the great tribulation.