Problems people claim to have with the Renewal
The person claims that they have been told that hell awaits them because of their refusing to be Charismatic
No genuine Catholic Charismatic leader would ever make this claim. It has been frequently renounced by the International Leadership of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Because the leaders of some of the large Protestant Pentecostal Churches were fairly influential in the early days of the Catholic Charismatic renewal, it would have been easy for us to adopt their doctrinal position on this, which is similar to what some people claim to have been told. Some Pentecostal denominatins held that being baptized in the Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues was necessary for salvation. At least that used to be their position. Many Protestant Pentecostal/Charismatic leaders and people would not hold such a strict position today.
But the fact that the early leaders of the mainline denominational Charismatic movements chose to reject this key, classical Pentecostal doctrine, is evidence that, from the very beginning, efforts were made to integrate the understanding of this experience into the framework of authentic Catholic spiritual theology.
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