12

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 ...


10

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 ...


9

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 ...


9

There is no Biblical precedent for convulsions or seizures being a sign of The Holy Spirit's presence. Falling on the floor in a convulsion does have a Biblical precedent, but not a good one: When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. Mark 9:201 I'm not ...


9

The short version is that they are not related at all. In fact, in many major ways they are quite opposite to each other. The Jehovah Witnesses are a "reconstructionist" sect that began in the late 1800's. They do claim to be Christian, but the reason I use the label reconstructionist sect is that they believe they are the only true Christian church, and ...


8

Basically, a lot. Jehovah's Witnesses are not really related to Pentecostalism For one thing, Jehovah's Witnesses teach that the Watchtower literature is the most accurate interpretation of scripture, while Pentecostals believe in scripture being relevant to modern life without having to rely on the leadership of a church to lead them; the Jehovah's ...


8

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 '...


7

Massive differences. On the outside, the Jehovah's Witness organization appears to be a regular Christian church. But JWs hold to a very different set of beliefs. Dig deeper and you'll find that: Jehovah's Witnesses deny that Jesus is God don't believe in a literal hell believe that Jesus makes up for your lack, i.e., you do your best and Jesus makes up ...


7

Yes, Pentecostals believe that the gift of prophecy continues to the present day. However, there is a difference between someone exercising the gift of prophecy and the apostles that were divinely inspired to write Scripture. In the book Foundations of Pentecostal Theology, in the chapter on Bibliology, authors Duffield and Van Cleave discuss the difference ...


7

The relationship is perhaps best explained by theNew York Times article to which you refer: Scholars say that the Universal Church’s promotion of Jewish symbolism in its replica of Solomon’s Temple stems from a quest for historical legitimacy in a church that is just 37 years old. In other words, the symbolism of the Solomon’s Temple replica is a stunt ...


7

Although the Pentecostal movement originated from Wesleyans (an infant baptism movement) these days the large majority of Pentecostal churches are adult or believers' baptism, and is it reasonable to say that Pentecostalism is a sub-branch of the Baptist movement. (My guess is that they shifted to believers' baptism because of their strong focus on being ...


6

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 ...


6

tl;dr It is possible that they are not casting out the demons but that the demons participate by leaving on their own accord, in order to provide credence to the preacher. Exorcism exists also in other religions such as some forms of buddhism (they call it bgegs-bloz-chog or za-dre kha sgyur depending on the ritual) and among the nature religions of Africa....


5

What are the main differences between the baptist and Pentecostal traditions? The main difference would be in how the spiritual gifts described in the New Testament operate today. There are three main views. Spiritual gifts were for the early church and none of them operate today. Some spiritual gifts still operate today. All spiritual gifts operate today ...


5

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 ...


4

Charismatics who believe that the canon is closed argue that the inspiration received by the apostles personally selected by Jesus allowed them to write Scriptures that are foundational and authoritative for the entire church, for all people, and for all time. Their writings became part of the biblical canon that Protestants use today. Nonetheless, they ...


4

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 ...


4

TL;DR Yes. For some of it. I was raised in a Church of God in Christ family (even though we didn't spend a lot of time in actual C.O.G.I.C. churches because ... reasons). It's very easy for someone unfamiliar to walk into a Pentecostal service and misunderstand what they're seeing. It's also kind of hard to describe some of these things without sounding a ...


4

Churches associated with Reformed theology actually have a variety of views on the gifts of the spirit – many are in the "continuationist" camp. But among those that are cessationist, their views long precede Pentecostalism. The Westminster Confession of Faith, 1.1, like most varieties of cessationists, rejects the possibility of new Scripture: ...


4

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”: ...


3

No. (Here are some more words since I have to have at least 30 characters to post an answer.


3

It's a charismatic denomination that has been founded in Brazil, in 1977. Its current leader is the bishop Edir Macedo, founder of this denomination. They affirm to have an orthodox doctrine, Bible-based stance (but close to Pentecostals), but in practice they sell miracles and healings, and the "power" of the Holy Ghost to perform those manifestations (like ...


3

There are two basic analogies for fire in the NT: first is the everlasting fire the condemned souls are cast into; the second one is the purifying fire associated with the Holy Spirit. Mt 25:41 is an example of the former: Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his ...


3

As per my previous comment, to the best of my knowledge, all Pentecostal denominations use the regular Protestant canon which includes the 39 books that are frequently thought of as the Old Testament. This excludes the 7 Deuterocanonical books that are included in the Catholic and Orthodox canons. The term "New Testament Church" is fairly common parlance ...


3

Leading Pentecostal theologian J. Rodman Williams deals with the character of God in his systematic theology, Renewal Theology, volume 1, chapter 3. Here are a few quotes that teach God's holiness and righteousness, which Wiliams considers to be aspects of God's "moral nature": Holiness is the foundation of God’s nature; it is the background for ...


3

The essential difference between the Old and New Testaments can be summarized in the question, "Who dies for my sins?" In the Old Testament, people were responsible for paying the penalties for their sins; in the New Testament, Jesus paid that penalty for everyone else. Though it initially appears God was unjust in the deaths of men, women, children in ...


3

Charismatic Renewal not a Catholic movement See The Catechism of the Crisis in the Church ch. 9 "The Sacraments" §87: What is the rite known as “the baptism in the Spirit”? The rite of “baptism in the Spirit”301 was originally the distinctive mark of a Protestant sect called the Pentecostalists. It is a laying on of hands for the purpose of giving a ...


2

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.


2

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 ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible