Friday, September 9, 2011

Televangelist Juanita Bynum Christians Debate on Tongues Prayer on Facebook

A typical Western image of the Pentecost. Ducc...Image via WikipediaI found this to be a very interesting Story. Typing in Tongues? Whether or not it is possible remains to be seen. After all the Bible does tell us about every Idol word we say is held accountable. 

Matthew 12
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2012&version=NKJV
33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart[g] brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

The issue of Tongues have been going on for many, many years now. In fact, all the way back to time the Disciples were in the upper room praying shortly after The Christ (Messiah) was crucified and rose from the dead while hundreds of people watched.
Many Churches throughout history try very hard to avoid Tongues in Scripture. Probably because many just don't understand it.

Simply put it's just your Spirit talking with God Himself all through the Holy Spirit, (The Comforter) through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ himself. (Still don't make sense?) Its an easy way for men and women to talk with God in words that we in our own language cannot describe. Yes, mankind does not have words for everything. Especially when it comes to spiritual things.

Take a look at what happened when it all started Acts 1
Read all of it here. (note this is only one of the books that speak about this.)
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%201&version=NKJV

1 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, 3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

As they continue on, This was asked

6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me[a] in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

The document continues on about what they were going through at this time, Many confused yet still waiting. Finally as the next chapter comes into play something happened. TONGUES?

Acts 2
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+2&version=NKJV
1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord[a] in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

When this happen many understood what they said while many others sat around saying they were all drunk and out of their minds.  (This has not changed in over 2000 years) 

Be sure to read the full chapter for more about what happened on this day. The key to all this is what happened here.  

41 Then those who gladly[g] received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.

Today, Many still do there best to poke fun at those who speak in Tongues. Many churches ban this from being in there Churches. While many others believe it of the Devil. I've seen many try to teach all this by jumping around the Bible instead of reading the entire chapters as a whole. I'm not quite sure how anyone can tell what a whole book says by reading a couple of sentences from it. Yet this is the way they teach while many follow. 

Read the full chapters here. I cannot say whether or not we can type in Tongues. But, with God? All things are possible. My own personal thoughts? I think it's awesome. I love meeting people who speak in Tongues. This makes it much to know they do even ONLINE. 

I don't condemn them for it. But I do find it very interesting to see in an online community that loves the try teach us there is no God. This goes to show. God's people will do what God calls them to do now matter what you have to say about it. I love it.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/televangelist-juanita-bynum-raises-brows-with-tongues-prayer-on-facebook-54779

Pentecostal televangelist and self-professed prophetess Juanita Bynum has sparked curiosity among some Internet users and the Christian community for several comments on the minister's Facebook page where she appears to type "in tongues."

  • Pentecostal minister Juanita Bynum has raised brows over prayers posted on her Facebook page where the minister appears to pray
In a series of posts published on Aug. 17, on one of Bynum's many Facebook pages, the minister typed messages where it was believed by commenters and critics that the she was praying in tongues.

In the first message time stamped 3:57 p.m., it appeared that Juanita Bynum II, the account holder for the Facebook page, started praying for Zachery Tims, the Florida megachurch minister who was found dead in a New York City hotel room on Aug. 12:

GOD WE PRAY FOR THE DESTINY CHURCH FAMILY....WE PRAY FOR THE STRENGTH OF PASTOR RIVA TIMS....MIGHTY GOD...GIVE US STRENGTH.....WE ARE THE BODY THAT FEELS THIS PAIN.....WE ALL FEEL IT.....COVER THE MINDS OF HIS CHILDREN...GRAB THEM UP IN YOUR ARMS LORD JESUS......BE A COMFORT TO THEM.....YOU ARE THE MANY BREASTED ONE....

The prayer continued in a second post with the same time stamp:

YOU ARE THE ROCK AND THE SHIELD AND THE ANCHOR.......WARD OFF ALL THE VULCHERS...WHO WILL COME FOR GREEDY GAIN AND NOT BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING IN THAT CHURCH......SEND THEM HELP FATHER...SEND THEM SPIRITUAL HELP THAT WOULD HELP TO HEAL THEM AND RESTORE THEIR LEGS IN YOU GOD!!!!!
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In the third post, published about a minute later, the "tongues" text started to appear:
GIRD THEM UP IN THE SPIRIT...GIVE THEM A MIND TO PRAY LIKE NEVER BEFORE....WE CALL ON YOU JESUS....YOU ARE OUR HELP AND OUR HOPE!!!!!!!!NDHDIUBGUGTRUCGNRTUGTIGRTIGRGBNRDRGNGGJNRIC YOU ARE OUR HELP AND OUR HOPE....RFSCNGUGHURGVHKTGHDKUNHSTNSVHGN YOU GOD......YOU ARE OUR HELP AND OUR HOPE!!!!!! OUR HOPE IS IN YOU FATHER......OUR STRENGTH FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS IS IN YOU FATHER......HELP US NOW......LORD WE DONT ASK FOR HELP FOR JUST THEM....THIS IS US....THIS IS A PART OF OUR OWN BODY.....

Several prayer posts with intelligible spellings continued to appear and visitors to Bynum's Facebook page began questioning the text.
Bynum's prayer posts soon caught the attention of the media, with one reporter at a spirituality and faith website speculating that the minister was communicating "in tongues."

On one prayer post, visitor Cindy McCraw commented, expressing her agreement.
"I believe it's tongues (holy spirit). It's called praying in the Spirit," McCraw wrote.
Another visitor to the page expressed disbelief.
"Are you typing tongues? Or are my eyes playing tricks on me," questioned Damita Stargell.

Since the prayer posts have appeared, visitors have been debating whether it was possible for a Christian to write or type in tongues, since the Bible only depicts those inspired by the Holy Spirit speaking in tongues.
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