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  Pentecostalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pentecostals believe that one must be saved by believing in Jesus as Lord and Saviour for the forgiveness of sins and to be made acceptable to God.
Pentecostals believe that there are three different types of instances of speaking in tongues: One, being tongues spoken as initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit; two, being a prayer language developed in daily prayer with God; and three, being tongues and interpretation ("public utterances").
Pentecostalism is sometimes referred to as the "third force of Christianity." The largest Christian church in the world is the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea, a Pentecostal church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pentecostalism   (3604 words)

 Oral Roberts University - Library
The first Pentecostal churches in the world were produced by the holiness movement prior to 1901 and, after becoming Pentecostal, retained most of their perfectionistic teachings.
The first "Pentecostals" in the modern sense appeared on the scene in 1901 in the city of Topeka, Kansas in a Bible school conducted by Charles Fox Parham, a holiness teacher and former Methodist pastor.
The final phase was the penetration of Pentecostalism into the mainline Protestant and Catholic churches as "charismatic renewal" movements with the aim of renewing and reviving the historic churches.
www.oru.edu /university/library/holyspirit/pentorg1.html   (3628 words)

 Pentecostalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pentecostalism may be viewed as a of the Charismatic movement which may also include Catholic members.
In 1994 Pentecostals returned to roots of racial reconciliation and proposed formal of the major white and fl branches the Pentecostal Church in a meeting subsequently as the Memphis Miracle.
Pentecostalism is referred to as the "third force of The largest Christian church in the world the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea a Pentecostal church.
www.freeglossary.com /Pentecostal   (1379 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Pentecostalism
Most Pentecostals are taught or teach that the history of the Holy Spirit expressed among the Pentecostal tradition began with Charles Parham in Topeka, Kansas and/or at the Azusa revival led by William J. Seymour.
It is almost universally agreed upon by Pentecostals that "speaking in tongues" is a miraculous act in which a believer, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, speaks in a language without having knowledge of it.
It differed from Pentecostalism in that it was trans-denominational in nature, it had no set theology of two-stage blessing, it incorporated a diversity of theological opinion and it also provided a wealth of contemporary worship songs expressing personal and corporate devotion.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/penta.html   (1788 words)

 Pentecostalism - by Gary Gilley
Seizing upon this understanding of sanctification, Pentecostals have gone on to call it the "baptism of the Holy Spirit," which is evidenced by the experience of speaking in tongues.
Pentecostals are defined more by what they do than by what they believe (of course their practices spring from their beliefs).
Pentecostals believe in exorcism, speaking in tongues, faith healing, and a few (about 2,500) in snake handling, and in general, they seek supernatural experiences.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/char/more/pente.htm   (1383 words)

Pentecostalism grew from occurrences of glossolalia in the southern Appalachians (1896), Topeka, Kans. (1901), and Los Angeles (1906).
Pentecostalism is an evangelical charismatic reformation movement which usually traces its roots to an outbreak of tongue - speaking in Topeka, Kansas, in 1901 under the leadership of Charles Fox Parham, a former Methodist preacher.
Pentecostalism entered a new phase in 1960 with the appearance of "neo - Pentecostalism" in the traditional churches in the United States.
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 Pew Research Center: Moved by the Spirit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pentecostals historically have tended to focus on individual spiritual conversions and experiences rather than on social causes, but as you will hear today, that is beginning to change, especially in the developing world.
In sum, the mainstream pentecostal movement was a bundle of contradictions and complexities, all mediated by the social and political constraints of the vocations of the various participants who visited and promoted the revival.
Pentecostals very much believe that one should not be involved in promiscuous affairs, that young people should have sex only in marriage and that young women, in particular, should delay sexual debut and delay having children, which often results in their having more education, allowing them to be involved in better employment.
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 The Pentecostalism Controversy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is clear that the Pentecost experience of the Apostles gave them a supernatural fortitude in the face of dangers and threats, peace in the midst of turmoil, and joy amidst pain and persecution.
Curiously, Pentecostal literature admits of errors, misunderstandings, mistakes and disorders accompanying the spiritual flights of their enthusiasts — not the least of which is a pronounced anti-hierarchical and anti-Institutional Church bias which permeates the attitudes of adherents, e.g., pro-Pentecostalist Father Robert Wild is constrained to admit:
Pentecostalism is not a mere movement; it is, as the ending "ism" indicates, an ideology.
credo.stormloader.com /Doctrine/pentecon.htm   (7493 words)

 Pentecostalism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Pentecostals in America are generally conservative evangelical in their beliefs (see fundamentalism), but no unified stance on matters of doctrine and polity exists among adherents.
A third type of Pentecostalism consists of independent schismatic offshoots of the mission churches and wholly indigenous sects which adopt or tolerate beliefs and practices such as ancestor worship and polygamy.
Pentecostalism has attracted the poor, minorities, and the dispossessed, although it is not limited to these groups.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/Pentcstl.html   (534 words)

 Rapture and Renewal in Latin America
The Pentecostal acceptance of women in leadership, in some cases even at the pastoral level (typically two-thirds of the congregations are women), adds to its popularity.
Pentecostals are generally credited with providing a sense of community to the masses migrating from the countryside to the cities and with preaching a message that concentrates on the power of God not only to comfort spiritually but also to help materially.
One Pentecostal pastor, learning about my legal work on behalf of religious liberty and human life, remarked, "That is good, and I hope one day God will use you in His work." Well-known Latin American evangelists repeat over and over that they would not "lower themselves" to become presidents of a republic.
www.leaderu.com /ftissues/ft9706/articles/moreno.html   (2751 words)

 ReligionLink - Pentecostalism: Azusa Street centennial
Pentecostal experiences are also often accompanied by dancing and outbursts such as "holy laughing" that reflect an almost drunken joy in the spirit.
Moreover, Pentecostals are more willing than many other denominations to use television and other media tools to broadcast their message, which makes them appealing to the growing numbers of unchurched young people seeking a less tradition-bound experience of faith.
Pentecostals reject the dogmatism of many traditional churches, but they have often divided and subdivided among themselves over interpretations of tenets such as the definition of the Trinity.
www.religionlink.org /tip_060130.php   (2725 words)

 Pentecostalism - Theopedia
The Pentecostal movement within protestant Christianity places emphasis on the supernatural sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially the gift of tongues first seen at Pentecost in Acts chapter 2.
Theologically, most Pentecostal denominations are aligned with Evangelicalism in that they emphasize the reliability of the Bible and the need for conversion to faith in Jesus.
Although "speaking in tongues" is often emphasized in Pentecostalism, the idea that one is not saved unless one speaks in tongues is rejected by most major Pentecostal denominations.
www.theopedia.com /Pentecostalism   (282 words)

 Kerala, India
Pentecostalism is (still) the religion of the subalterns in most parts of the world; they are not the subjects of their history.
Pentecostal histories that are Euro-centric in nature describes Pentecostal history beginning with the Topeka revival and gaining momentum at the Azusa Street Mission and spreading all over the world.
Pentecostalism in the present forms made its appearance either in the last phase of European colonialism or at the dawn of the emergence of new nation states.
www.pctii.org /cyberj/cyberj10/paulson.html   (6180 words)

Pentecostals’ belief in the immanent, apocalyptic return of Jesus, he contends, brought order to their chaotic lives and alleviated social strain.
Pentecostalism, Wacker contends, was appealing because its doctrines were situated in a traditional, mythic system that protected believers from the encroachments of modernity.
Donald Dayton suggests that the roots of Pentecostalism lie in the emergence of four theological doctrines during the second half of the nineteenth century: salvation, healing, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the second coming of Christ.
are.as.wvu.edu /pentroot.htm   (5523 words)

Pentecostals teach that the written Word of God without a direct operation of the Holy Spirit is powerless.
The Bible teaches that the promise of Holy Spirit baptism was fulfilled on Pentecost and at the household of Cornelius.
In view of the errors taught by Pentecostalism we would certainly encourage all to be careful to obey God's Word and leave the fallacies of Pentecostalism to those who care not for their soul.
www.churches-of-christ.net /tracts/job082u.htm   (877 words)

 The Gospel According to Oneness Pentecostalism
Oneness Pentecostals also cannot believe that any non-Oneness Christian is really saved, because they haven't been baptized "correctly." In Oneness thinking, to be baptized "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" is the equivalent of not being baptized at all.
The modern Oneness movement began at a Pentecostal camp meeting in April 1913 with one man's "revelation" that baptism "in the name of Jesus Christ" (Acts 2:38) was the correct fulfillment of Jesus' command to baptize "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19).
Oneness Pentecostals see themselves as the only ones who teach the "full truth of God." Other Christians, who may have been truly transformed by the Spirit of God, and love and serve the God of the Bible, are seen as "on the way" to the full truth, but not quite there.
www.gospeloutreach.net /opgospel.html   (7746 words)

Pentecostalism is a highly fragmented family within Christianity; one source lists 177 separate denominations.
Pentecostalism is a relatively modern branch of Christianity.
The United Pentecostal Church and the Pentecostal Assemblies of The World are the main Oneness Pentecostal denominations.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_pent.htm   (1443 words)

 Pentecostalism-Not Scriptural   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pentecost was the earthly birthday of the Holy Spirit, just as the birthday of Christ was His earthly birthday.
What Pentecostalism calls 'the baptism of the Holy Spirit" is a combination of super-emotionalism, hypnotism and religious hysteria induced by demonism and psychological suggestion.
The Pentecostal distinction between speaking in tongues and the gift of tongues is not warranted by Scripture.
www.fundamentalbiblechurch.org /Foundation/fbcpente.htm   (3028 words)

 Harvard Gazette: African-American Pentecostalism can renew nation, says Emory's Robert Franklin
Among the contributions of the African-American Pentecostal movement Franklin mentioned was its historical influence in "re-Africanizing Black Christianity," thereby challenging conventional mainline fl churches to assert their distinctive African identities.
Franklin also pointed to the willingness of fl Pentecostals to confront personal and social sin in the nation's toughest urban centers, providing an "in-your-face ministry" that brought "Southern patterns of care and discipline into Northern cities" and provided sites of resistance against the status quo.
"Pentecostals," he said, "must engage or assist in developing new ecumenical venues" for interfaith dialogue though it will necessarily mean "risking our own comfort zone." Pentecostals must also address the "emergence of an international underclass" brought on by ever-increasing levels of urbanization throughout the world.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2005/03.24/31-pent.html   (653 words)

The Pentecostal church of which I had become a member told me that we know tongues are the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit because that is what the historical record in Acts proves.
The reason I left was because I was deathly tired of the strangeness, superficiality, and instability of the Pentecostal churches.
The thing that is in my opinion the most unscriptural and, not by coincidence, most responsible for the damaging looniness of Pentecostalism is the notion that tongues usher one into the spiritual realm, the realm one cannot enter until one bypasses the mind and speaks in tongues.
home.comcast.net /~sr_born/Chapel/tongues.htm   (1138 words)

The Pentecostal movement began in the early twentieth century.
Pentecostal churches trace their origin to the revival movement in the Negro Holiness Church in Los Angeles in 1906.
In the first half of the twentieth century Pentecostalism was also marked by the teaching that the Celts were the lost tribes of Israel.
www.biblefacts.org /history/pente.html   (766 words)

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