Church Prophets

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The major milieu out of which Pentecostalism sprang was the worldwide Holiness movement, which had developed out of nineteenth century American Methodism. When questions arose in 1918 whether Spirit baptism could occur without speaking in tongues, the General Council declared its teaching of tongues as "initial physical evidence" to be its "distinctive testimony." This is very closely related to the Old Testament requirements of sacrifices and other symbolic acts as a means to be reconciled to God.

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Heaven is Beyond Your Wildest Expectations: Ten True Stories

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Speculation and prospects as to the event being presented as a possible Ecumenical Non-Denominational Charismatic Rally are however, beginning to raise a few eyebrows. They would strongly affirm classical Catholicism as revealed in the ancient creeds, councils, conciliar documents (i.e., documents produced during councils), and papal encyclicals (i.e., letters). This perceptibility shows itself in three ways: In a personally felt experience of the Spirit's presence in the one who receives Him.

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The Seer:: The Prophetic Power of Visions, Dreams, and Open

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Most Charismatic groups have a tendency to have worship services which are lively and quite interactive. He himself nearly followed if a native herbalist who saw him in his initial convulsions had not saved him. Many Charismatic bishops came from unregistered brotherhoods that were the most consistent fighters against the restrictions of Soviet legislation on religion. I have to admit, I cringed just a wee bit when I read #5, and the last sentence about trusting a wide variety of sources "except the voice within me".

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The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit

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There are no “YWAM” churches as the volunteer staff at the various bases, seek out appropriate home churches in their communities of which to be a part. He led other missionaries to spread the word to South Africa in 1908, founding two large Pentecostal churches there. Because cooperative and egalitarian norms govern this dialectical model, the structural exclusion of women from certain positions in the church is partially offset by the maintenance of various spaces and spheres for women to exercise their spiritual gifts and leadership.

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Revelation: A Pentecostal Commentary (Pentecostal Commentary

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In a good, traditionalist Orthodox community, this could not happen. There is a group within the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement known as the “oneness Pentecostals,” the origins of which are discussed above. Some thought they could speak in tongues (Baptism of the Holy Spirit) without being sanctified. The denominations listed above are considered the “first wave” of Pentecostalism, since they essentially were Wesleyan Holiness groups who incorporated the glossolalia (speaking in tongues) and other gifts into their theology.

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Cures from the Counselor

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The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements sums up Watson’s contribution: “Possibly the spiritual leader who in life and death has made the greatest impact on contemporary Christian life in Britain.” My first introduction to charismatic teaching and spiritual gifts was through Watson's bestselling 1973 publication, One in the Spirit. However, they differ in one point : the authority accorded to ministry, especially pastoral ministry, to safeguard against Churches possibly getting out of hand which is always a risk, due to the working class origin of its members and the acceptance of individual free expression.

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Jezebel Yoke, The: Breaking Free from Bondage and Deception

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For those who would be critical of my assessment of the church on this continent, I offer the following: I speak from personal experience from visiting various countries in Africa, and I grew up in one of these churches. No other devotional acts so connect believers to the story of Christ’s own life–his redemptive drama becomes our redemptive drama. Synan then chronicles the story of the spread of Pentecostalism around the world after the heady days of the Azusa Street awakening, with special attention given to the beginnings of the movement in those nations where Pentecostalism has become a major religious force.

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Why Some Churches Are Blessed: Putting Faith and Obedience

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This woman apostle is greatly loved and considered by some as the "Mother Teresa of Pentecostalism" Providing homes for 10000 orphans is pretty impressive after all. They tend to share some degree of theological beliefs, but even within a denomination there may be a wide variance. In the 1980s Pentecostals under the leadership of Bishop Fedotov sympathized with emerging Charismatics because both groups were uncompromising in their refusal to accept state registration and because Fedotov's followers welcomed Charismatic revivals, gifts, and revelations.

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Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a

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King Henry decided to remove the Church of England from the authority of Rome. We will not treat you like a consumer, but as a co-conspirator in the re-imagining of the world.” I once saw a bumper-sticker that said “If you won’t pray at my school, I won’t think at your church.” In our Pentecostal church, you won’t last long if you aren’t willing to think, because we take the business of being the church very seriously—and that requires deep, sustained reflection.

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The Coming of the Lord (Christ in You Book 2)

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Why did Philip not give the gift to them? God forbid that our heart should be tempted by this faithlessness.... Charismatic beliefs affirm the Pauline doctrine that every believer has a gift or gifts to be used in God’s service for the building up of the church. Such involvement and guidance would be welcomed by the Catholic Pentecostals.10 This judgment by a committee of bishops is over three and a half years old.

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