Planetshakers is a charismatic church, and it Is a famous church - many Christians who come to Melbourne visit it at least one. It is one of those place alot of people go to to get a "touch from God". I have brought people there from my previous Carlton church, and I can tell you that though they are Christians, they DO believe that God is the one who perform such miracles in church, BUT they don't believe that we should be doing faith healings etc.
I don't disagree with you - there's a verse in the bible Jesus asks who would love more: two men owe a moneylender cash. One owes 50 and the other owes 500. The moneylender cancels their debt. Who would love him more? And the answer was the one with the 500 bill of course. If Jesus has done a great thing for you in your life, wouldn't you love him and testify for him?I hypothesize the reason for this is psychological disturbance and compensation. I.e. the "born-again Christians" are the one's with the most psychological insecurities and/or problems, and thus compensate by being particularly vocal about their beliefs, which act as a force that subdues the inner disturbances.
But many of the pastors in our church, such as Henry Seeley (very famous Christian song writer) was a Christian all his life. And he writes and testifies about the Holy Spirit all the time. He is not any less vocal than I am. YouTube - Henry Seeley Interview
There's also this guy I met Judah Smith: been a Christian all his life. He's an evangelist.
YouTube - PS08 Blog - Judah Smith
That's really sad because speaking in tongues goes hand in hand with being baptized in the Holy spirit!I disagree. Not a single Christian I have met speak in tongues. If I am not correct, in these days, as previously mentioned, this is an exclusively evangelical practice.