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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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I know some people may tar all Charismatics and Pentecostals with the same brush, but the reality is that 'Spirit-filled' is a description that crosses nearly all denominational boundaries and soteriological perspectives (eg there are Charismatic Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans and Baptists and there are even some 'Reformed' believers who claim to be '...


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This is from Why I Am a Continuationist by Sam Storms: New Testament evidence of miraculous gifts among Christians who are not apostles. In other words, numerous non-apostolic men and women, young and old, across the breadth of the Roman Empire consistently exercised these gifts of the Spirit (and Stephen and Philip ministered in the power of ...


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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 what ...


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The group seems to take pride that they are hard to understand, but they do proclaim a couple of identity marks and from those, if one follows the trail into their roots, you begin to understand their beliefs. We are an ecumenical, charismatic, covenant community. Our model and inspiration is the first Christian community, a small band of disciples who “...


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In American Christianity, specifically black or African American churches, "praise dancing" is a cultural norm practiced all over the United States, generally in more progressive churches. It is also referred to as Liturgical Dance(a). Generally, the practice involved playing gospel ballads or other popular black gospel music from contemporary black gospel ...


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From http://www.bible.ca/tongues-slain-in-spirit.htm come the following scriptures, which the website says charismatics use to prove the biblical basis of being slain in the Spirit. II CHRONICLES 5:11-14 - And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy [place]: (for all the priests [that were] present were sanctified, [and] did not [then] ...


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From a Pentecostal perspective that believes in a restored five-fold office-gift ministry: An apostle is a "Sent One" & and an apostle's "sentiness" manifests in the supernatural authority they bear in terms of enacting the mission that they have been entrusted with. Apostles are leaders par excellence, and are usually identified ...


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Here are some of my thoughts on this: 1) John 20:21 "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." Jesus' ministry included much healing. If we are sent as Jesus was, wouldn't we also be sent with the ability to heal? 2) Matt 28: 19-20 "Therefore go and make disciples ... 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Jesus had sent ...


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Todd Johnson, who is the director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, reported on the global demographics of the Pentecostal and Charismatic renewal. He does this by first breaking down our demographic of interest into a single group called “renewalists” which are comprised of three “waves”: ...


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Although the general concepts associated with soft forms of Dominionism like the Seven Mountain Mandate have been around for a long time (arguably since the very beginning - cf. Genesis 1:27-28; Matthew 5:13-16; 28:18-20 etc.), according to the7mountains.com, the particular formulation in question dates back to the 1970s and was first promoted by Loren ...


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I'll provide answers from a couple charismatic theologians, Wayne Grudem and J. Rodman Williams. Williams is the author of the first charismatic systematic theology, Renewal Theology, and I'll quote from it and some of his other writings. Original Sin First, both writers affirm the doctrine of original sin. Williams describes it as follows: "Original ...


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As a Pentecostal of long-standing, mixing with people from various Charismatic backgrounds over the last 25 years, my own experience is of never hearing or reading that phrase used in such a way prior to your citation. On checking a few search results, it looks like it might derived from something like this: Bubble With Father God - Teresa Liebscher In ...


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I regret that I can't speak specifically to Pentacostalism, which uses as one of its fundamental verses the experiences of the Day of Pentecost in the book of Acts (Acts 2:1-4), which appears to be more of an external experience than an internal (feelings) experience. But let's examine a couple of Biblical verses. When the Lord shall have washed away the ...


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Cessationists do not say that demonic possession has ceased. (Some events referred to by OP are claimed to be a manifestation of demonic possession.) Cessationists say that the gifts of tongues and miracles have ceased. Cessationists do not deny that the gifts of tongues and miracles can be mimicked. Cessationists do not deny that demonic possession can ...


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What are the origins and history of shaking, trembling, jerking, contorting, collapsing, fainting and similar manifestations in Christianity? The origins are definitely not of biblical origin. The closest we can see something even remotely similar in the Scriptures would be something would be individual falling to the ground trembling before the Lord. But ...


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There are ample videos on this phenomenon, like this one. Since 65% of Americans identify as Christian, it's reasonable to assume some of the subjects are Christian. This phenomenon is not unique to Christianity. The oldest written record of such behavior is in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, as part of Ancient Egyptian healing techniques, dating to 1550 BCE. ...


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The Bible informs us of the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem, at Pentecost, after Jesus’ death, resurrection and return to heaven. However, there is no mention of the recipients shaking, trembling, jerking, contorting, collapsing, fainting or falling about. This supernatural event is described in Acts chapter 2 when the Holy Spirit was “poured ...


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Are there any records of animal-like behaviors outside the “Toronto Blessing”? The short answer is yes, but not always in the way most people would think! This type of phenomenon is not unique to Christianity nor is it uniquely linked to some kind of Christian blessings. The Loudun possessions demonstrates that under the influence of the Demon those who are ...


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Having never heard of Andrew Wommack, I had to do some research. He is an American conservative charismatic TV evangelist and faith healer. One foundational belief is that the Bible is inspired and empowered by God, is infallible and is authoritative. It has to be the foundation of everything a Christian believes. He says: God's Word has to be the ...


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Here are some scriptures that may be of interest. 2 Chron 5:13–14 13: and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the LORD, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures ...


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I have experienced "Slain in the Spirit" many times from different pastors from different denominations. My pastor never used the term 'slain' but mostly call it "touched by the Spirit" or "anointing of the Spirit". Whatever it is called, it is real and it is miraculous. What it is: From the Wikipedia article, Often a significant amount of time is ...


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Tom Pennington provides a variety of arguments on this here. There are three arguments I found particularly compelling: The purpose of miracles is, biblically, to establish credibility for a spokesman who gives new revelation from God. Few charismatics today claim that they are giving new, infallible, divine revelation from God. But if they aren't, then it'...


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What is the basis for Cessationism? The supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit were first observed at Pentecost; Acts 2:16-18 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall ...


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Perhaps I am wrong... since I have to consider that the sister of Moses, Miriam and also even David danced before the Lord. However, personally it troubles me when I have to stand and watch these females in their latex leotards and bright colored translucent swirling and twirling scarves and capes as they go wreathing to the floor in a half or a fully ...


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Me and some of the members of my church just had a discussion on dominion theology earlier today. The verses which are referenced for this topic are Genesis 1:26 and Luke 19:13 (KJV) "26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and ...


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Overall, there is no absolute consensus in eschatological views among Charismatic adherents to dominion theology. If a particular group decides to teach eschatology at all, they often teach all the main threads of doctrine and let people learn on their own. Dominion theology, in effect, could fit in most of the popular eschatological timelines. To use the ...


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I would let the Scripture speak for me: Peter clearly says that in the last days God shall pour out His Spirit. Though he applied the verse to indicate the outpouring of God's Spirit at his own time, last days would mean this time period as well (dual application) Acts 2:17 - 18: And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of ...


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I've watched the guy many times over the years, and drawing from that, it's safe to say this: His most foundational beliefs are pretty the same as those of a typical, Bible-believing, traditional Protestant. These include things like: The Bible is the inerrant Word of God. There is only one God, consisting of a Trinity: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy ...


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Yes. I can recall two instances in my own life as a Baptist. Returning from Christmas caroling cold and tired, before I lay down for a nap, I asked God in prayer if He had anything for me to do. Twenty minutes later I awoke, refreshed. I heard a voice say, "Help!" I asked, "Who?" Then I heard the name of a friend spoken. I called her on ...


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