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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians? The Christian Science Monitor is owned by the Christian Science church. Many Christians would not consider The ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians? There is no reason (other than unreasonable fears caused by their own prejudices) why anyone would object to ...
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What are the drawbacks of studying/teaching the Bible in an overly erudite (overly academic) manner?

The primary danger in studying the Bible in an overly erudite, scholarly, and academic way is the temptation to skip the all-important process of the application of Scripture to a lived life. All ...
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How are people who were not approved by Jesus (Matthew 7:21-23) still able to expel demons?

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 ...
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What are the drawbacks of studying/teaching the Bible in an overly erudite (overly academic) manner?

There is nothing wrong with any person being erudite in any chosen field. Let's get that straight, at the outset, for to be erudite is to be able to teach or to write as a learned person who is fit to ...
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What is the difference between an Apostle and an Evangelist according to Charismatic Christianity?

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 ...
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Did Pentecostalism lead to Cessationism in the modern Reformed churches?

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 ...
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Is shunning/disfellowshipping biblical in Protestant churches?

Apart from the Pentecostal church, shunning is practiced by the Amish, the Exclusive Brethren (Plymouth Brethren), Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Church of Scientology. However, Jehovah’s Witnesses say ...
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In the belief of the Pentecostals, is God moral, immoral or amoral?

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 ...
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How many Pentecostals and Charismatics are there in the U.S. today?

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 ...
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Will God give us the gift of vision, dream, and prophecy if we request Him?

First a point of clarifications: In the widest sense, pentecostalism is the belief that there is a second, post-regeneration experience called the baptism with the Holy Ghost usually through the ...
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How do Cessationists explain extreme manifestations of shaking and trembling observed in religious settings?

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 ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Let's back up and look at your stated goal (at least what prompted you to ask the question) The issue is that she believes we are in the end times and her need to inform herself about anything and ...
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Can a non virgin have a church wedding?

Can a non virgin have a church wedding? The short answer is yes. Although virginity before marriage is highly recommended and it is encouraged by the Scriptures, it is not an absolute necessity. Even ...
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What are the origins and history of shaking, trembling, jerking, contorting, collapsing, fainting and similar manifestations in Christianity?

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 ...
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What are the origins and history of shaking, trembling, jerking, contorting, collapsing, fainting and similar manifestations in Christianity?

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, ...
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In the belief of the Pentecostals, is God moral, immoral or amoral?

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 ...
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Do Pentecostals include the Old Testament in their Bible? Or do they only follow the New Testament?

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. ...
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Why do Pentecostalists often use the word "fire" during exorcisms?

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 ...
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Is there scriptural basis for feelings such as "electricity", "fire", "heat" or "burning all over" reported in Pentecostal and Charismatic circles?

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 ...
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Christian Science Monitor: a socially acceptable source among conservative Christians?

Frame challenge: Using your criteria,you almost cannot find a source. The reality is that Wikipedia's list of Reliable Sources skews very left/secular, and self-perpetuates its bias. "Our ...
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Does Pentecostalism teach that everyone should pray in tongues?

The Foursquare denomination had updated their position years back, around the time Jack Hayford was it’s President, that it was no longer considered a necessary component of being considered Spirit-...
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What is the difference in doctrine between the Pentecostal church and the Assemblies of God church?

There isn't a difference, in the way you have phrased your question. Rather, the difference is that Pentecostalism includes many denominations, one of which is the Assemblies of God church. You can ...
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According to Pentecostal doctrine why is a Catholic Christening not a valid Baptism?

There are two common Pentecostal doctrines that are at play here: 1. Pentecostal beliefs on Water Baptism Firstly the general belief with regard to (water) Baptism is that it is for believers only; ...
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How does dominion theology affect eschatological views?

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 ...
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According to "continuationists" what explains the 1900 year hiatus?

It may be that the polemic of the early 20th-century Pentecostals led them to make more of the supposed hiatus than there actually was, since history shows us that there was no 1900-year hiatus. While ...
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According to "continuationists" what explains the 1900 year hiatus?

I'm a Continualist. Continualism is the just the assumption that the supernatural gifts never disappeared from the Church in the way that Cessionists describe (People who claim that the gifts "died ...
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What does Neo-Scholastic Thomism say about the Charismatic Renewal movement?

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 “...
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