Pentecostal & Charismatic

33,000 Shades of Christianity

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.30 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The Pew report revealed that 44 percent of the world’s Pentecostals reside in sub-Saharan Africa. Church of God in Christ Presiding Bishop Charles Blake, Sr. God was leading these young students to an encounter with the Holy Spirit. The 1969 synodical convention specifically directed the commission to "make a comprehensive study of the charismatic movement with special emphasis on its exegetical aspects and theological implications." Austin Seminary Bulletin (March 1963), pp. 24-38. [...]

Issues in Contempary Pentecostalism

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.36 MB Downloadable formats: PDF According to this same source, Campus Crusade for Christ, as of July, 2003, serves in 191 countries with a staff of 26,000 full time employees and 225000 volunteers. In the same section, Daniel Bays looks at early pentecostal missionaries in China and their disruptive effect on the Protestant consensus of the mission board in China; Kurt Berends examines a particularly nasty community conflict between a small pentecostal group and the enemies in New Hampshire early in the century; and Doug Jacobsen outli nes the surprisingly conventional second generation (1930 to 1955) pentecostal theologians, who systematized and outlined what Jacobsen calls "pentecostal scholasticism" that provided a "bridge that allowed the theological exuberance of first-generation pentecostalism to be transmuted during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s into a more rational and domesticated form of pentecostalism that made thinkable an alliance with the evangelical movement [such as the NAE] of midcentury" (102). [...]

Spirit-Empowered Christianity in the 21st Century: Insights,

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.01 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Lippy and Peter Williams, eds. (New York: Charles Scribner�s Sons, 1988), 933-945. 5. This movement was also focused on fasting and a wave of healing revivals, and is described by Engle as possibly bringing about the establishment of the modern state of Israel or "physical restoration" of Israel. If the reader wants to know what Rome thinks about the most popular U. Menzies was the recipient of the Assemblies of God Delta Alpha Distinguished Educator Award. [...]

Jesus Training Manual: Operating in Miracles, Signs, and

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.37 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The apologetic "apostolate" groups amongst the Traditionalists represent an intellectual, vocal minority within a minority. Preacher Jack Van Impe, who stems solidly from the fundamentalist camp appears to have become as heterodox in some of his beliefs as even the most extreme Charismatic or Pentecostal. Michael Brown, president of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, and I were invited to communicate our respective views on revival before a gathering of radio broadcasters in Dallas, Texas. [...]

Alone With God: A Guide for Personal Retreats (Breath of

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.33 MB Downloadable formats: PDF No one, of course, can deny that the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ is the one source of whatever supernatural powers enter into the Church and its members. This study appears only as an outline of largely unfinished research.” Emphasis mine. Roots of Pentecostal theology are found in 19-century Fundamentalism: (3) faith healing movement; (4) premillenialism and a need to live in expectation of the imminent return of Christ; (5) restorationist longings for the vitality and miracles of NT Christianity. [...]

American Evangelical Christianity: An Introduction

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.55 MB Downloadable formats: PDF In this sense Pentecostalism is a Christianity for the underclasses of the world. They played active parts as linguists, ethnologists, educators, estate administrators and public officials." Thus, the interrelationships between culture and religion in the Philippine society have had great impact in almost every facet of community life. Some of the rank and file of the Faith Tabernacle Church, however, sought for this experience after Anim�s. In the previous chapter he has indicated that they are charismata, gifts of grace. [...]

Knowing the Purpose of God

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 5.48 MB Downloadable formats: PDF More and more, by a kind of fatality, you see them drawn apart from new bottles, to the kernel and the husk. Another practice that has received attention among Pentecostals is fasting. Beginning largely in the 1960’s, people from diverse corners of Christian tradition began to experience New Testament signs and wonders like healing and prophesy and speaking in tongues—and even the expressive nature of Pentecostal worship within established institutional churches. [...]

Smith Wigglesworth: The Power of Faith

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 5.22 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Would the prince of darkness, in order to promote his kingdom of darkness, lead men to the sun? "The devil has always shown a mortal spite and hatred towards that holy book, the Bible. There are three references in the Acts of the Apostles to speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4,6, 10:46 and 19:6). The virgin birth and complete deity of Christ. All such authentic charisms, therefore, are at the service of the Body of Christ, the Church (1 Cor 12, 14). [...]

The Beauty of the Balance: Toward an Evangelical-Pentecostal

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.23 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Moltmann finds a helpful corrective in the 1986 encyclical Dominum et Vivifacantem which lauds the Paschal Mystery as the key point of departure. As a result, the Pentecostal Movement is divided between trinitarian and non-trinitarian branches. It was apparent to him then that the gifts occurred where people had expectant faith. I might wait for a person at the airport for several hours. Uttered by a member of the movements’ international leadership, it is horrifically scandalous, to say the least: "Whatever distracts from the primary focus--the openness to the Holy Spirit--I do not want to see in the charismatic renewal," says a cautious Charles Whitehead, British chairman of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal (ICCR). .. "But I am concerned (!)when charismatic prayer groups include devotion to Mary and start praying the rosary," he told Charisma. "I do not see this as openness to the Holy Spirit, but rather as a return to traditional piety." (CHARISMA MAGAZINE) Some within the Renewal are quite open about their contempt for "ordinary" Catholics, and the Catholic doctrine on justification, borrowing their theological concepts and language from anti-Catholic fundamentalists: My experience after ten years of full time evangelization ministry in local church situations is that the overwhelming majority of Catholics don’t even know the content of that [the salvation] message … Practicing Catholic religion is still the ticket to heaven in most of our minds—a works based salvation. (Father Dimitri Sala, Chariscenter USA, vol. 23 April/May/June 1998 my italics) Faced with such blatant and heretical rhetoric, it should be obvious that something is seriously amiss with much of the leadership of the Renewal. [...]

Jamaica Genesis: Religion and the Politics of Moral Orders

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.07 MB Downloadable formats: PDF It is also an encounter with the Risen Christ. In 2003, 45 church leaders representing a wide range of Christian religious groups produced a proposal which "...calls for a fellowship that is committed 'to grow closer together in Christ' in order to strengthen its 'Christian witness in the world'." Around 320 AD, during the inception of the Monastic movement, the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit started appearing. [...]