Mormons know their religion is true because they experience a “burning in the bosom.” Pentecostal Christians believe they have proof of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit because they speak in tongues. So how are we to know which religious experiences are truly authentic? Is experience a proper way to ground faith in the first place? On this episode, Shane talks with Dr. J.R. Miller, co-founder of The Center for Cultural Apologetics about his book, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, which traces the history of the “subjective turn” that has taken root in many Christian circles over the past few centuries.
Acts 2 & The Tongues Controversy, by Shane Rosenthal
The Mormonization of American Christianity, by Shane Rosenthal
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, by J.R. Miller
Is Faith a Feeling?, The Humble Skeptic, Episode 4
The Jesus of History, The Humble Skeptic, Episode 12
A New Resource
Shane recently expanded his article on Acts 2 & The Tongues Controversy into a 26-page downloadable PDF document, which includes background information about the origins of Pentecostalism, along with a brand new section that provides a careful analysis of every passage in the New Testament related to the subject of tongues. For more information about this new resource, click here.
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