Is Speaking in Tongues Necessary for Salvation? (Part 1) | Episode 11

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Pentecostals believe and teach that speaking in tongues is the initial sign or evidence that a person has received the gift of the Holy Spirit. But does the Bible support this claim? Furthermore, is the baptism of the Holy Spirit a requirement for salvation?

In this first episode of a two-part series, Dr. Bernard reviews what the Book of Acts has to say about the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and he explains why all believers should expect to receive this gift, along with the accompanying sign of speaking in tongues. Next week, Dr. Bernard will continue exploring the biblical accounts of Holy Spirit baptism.

You can listen to the audio version on this episode on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and other podcast platforms.

Dr. Bernard covers this subject in greater detail in his book “The New Birth,” which is available at