John Wimber on Demonstrations of the Spirit

Peter Jenkins: Are you utterly, totally convinced that it always is the Holy Spirit?

John Wimber: No, I’m largely convinced it is the Spirit. But, I believe it is a mixture of humanity and Spirit.

Peter Jenkins: So you do think that there are instances where behavior in the church is too extreme?"

John Wimber: "Yes. Remember, not everybody that walks into our building’s real healthy, Peter. Some people have gone through some pretty tough things in life. They’ve been beaten, they’ve been abused, they’ve been sexually molested, they’ve gone through long difficult histories with addiction. And so, the Spirit of God touches them and they do things that you and I wouldn’t probably do, and we don’t want to endorse or encourage.

– "In the Name of God" ABC, 1995

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