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You ask about a specific segment of the denomination. You are confusing the Pentecostal movement (a loose description of churches that believe some similar things about the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts) with a denomination (such as the United Pentecostal Church International, which is a denomination within the movement). The churches that practice snake ...


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It is based on the understanding that some aspects of the Prophecy given by Ezekiel against the King of Tyre are more correctly directed at the demonic influence empowering that King identified to be Satan himself and the influence the KJV has had on the formation of Pentecostal doctrine. Consider: 12 “Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of ...


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Background: Firstly, the advent of Pentecostalism significntly preceded both the Charismatic Renewal and the rise of the Jesus Movement - the former arose out of the Holiness movements of the late 19th century and really kicked into gear with the Asuza street and Welsh revivals of the early 20th century, while the latter two, although heavily influenced by ...


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From experience, it is a relatively common teaching in Pentecostal and Charismatic circles that one of the benefits of praying in tongues is that Satan can't understand it (and can't stand it!). As well as the verses you've cited, this doctrine is also supported by Romans 8:26-27 - 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know ...


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The Azusa Street Revival from 1906-1915 is almost universally accepted amongst Pentecostals to be the event in which the Holy Spirit revisited the church with the charismatic gifts of the early one. This included tongues.


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According to my very close co-worker/friend who was recently ordained a bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN), the reqiurements for becoming a bishop are as follows: Completion of Minister's Apprentice Program (MAC), or Minister's Internship Program (MIC) Pass comprehensive scripture exam and become a licensed pastor. Must be at least 30 yrs of age, ...


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I'm sure there are several denominations that do not believe in a Prosperity Theology. I can speak from a Baptist perspective. The primary reason to disagree is the idea of following a prescribed set of rules leads to automatic financial blessing from God. I have heard this described as a "vending machine" concept of God - if I put certain things in, God ...


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W. V. Grant wrote in THE VOICE OF HEALING October 1953 Page 24 about the word of knowledge. WHAT IT IS The Spiritual gift of the word of knowledge is certain facts in the mind of God, which He sees fit to reveal to a servant supernaturally by His Spirit. It is only a “word,” or a portion of God's great storehouse of knowledge. God speaks in ...


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Since asking the question I have now read three books by influential pentecostal pioneers on the issue, and they do not agree on the definition of the gift of the word of knowledge. In the book on Spiritual Gifts, a collection of sermons by Smith Wigglesworth (1859-1947), who received the baptism of the Spirit in 1907[1], the gift is described as a ...



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