Charismatic Doctrin

On this website you can find some papers dealing with basic doctrines and practices of the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches: "Spirit Baptism", prophecies, tongues speaking, miraculous healings. These papers test Charismatic teachings and “gifts” with the sound doctrine of the Bible, according to the command of God: “Test the sprits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1Jn 4:1).

You will also find some MP3 records of lectures which the author, Rudolf Ebertshauser, himself a former Charismatic who spent several years in Pentecostal and Charismatic circles, gave to pastors in Kenya in 2011. One version is in English with a translation into the tribal language of the Luo people in Kenya; another version will be published in English only; please not that some irregularities in the speech of this version result from the cutting out of the African translation and are unavoidable.

These materials are translated from German into English by the author himself. He is aware of the fact that there are certain shortcomings and probably some mistakes in his English style and translation, but circumstances did not allow us to employ a native speaker as translator. If you have corrections and suggestions in this respect, please contact us!

These English papers and lectures are mainly meant for Christians in Africa, Asia or Latin America who use English only as their second language. We have therefore tried to write and speak in a rather simple style. We principally prefer the well-known King James Version as the best and most trustworthy Bible translation in the English language – also because it uses the Textus Receptus. Nevertheless, we have decided to use the New King James Version in these papers and lectures, because the classical Authorized Version poses some serious difficulties for the understanding of the people we want to address.

All the written papers are available as HTML text and alternatively as PDF files.

All the material on this website can be freely copied and distributed, as long as it remains complete and unadulterated, and as long as the author and title are correctly mentioned. This free use is only allowed if the material is passed on free of cost or at cost price. Any commercial use is only possible after a written contract with the author has been signed.

If you have the competence and feel guided by the Lord to translate further material from German to English, or from English to another language, please contact the author and webmaster of this website.

The original German texts can be found on the website


Papers on the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement

If you click on the title, you will find a HTML version of the text. If you prefer a PDF version, please click on “PDF”

The Pentecostals and Charismatics –
end-time revival or end-time deception?


The Charismatic “Spirit Baptism”
and the biblical Baptism in the Holy Spirit


Does God still speak through Prophets and Miraculous Signs?
The Claim of the Charismatic Movement and the Teaching of the Bible