Origins of the Pentecostal Movement

The pentecostal movement had its origins in believers who were intensely desiring more of God
in the late 19th century. People were getting interested in world evangelization and realized
that they needed the original power of the Holy Spirit to do this. They sought God and prayed.
Many Methodists and Salvation Army people were among those who were most hungry for God, and
embraced the move of the Holy Spirit.

People had been thinking that God no longer spoke except through the Bible, and that speaking in tongues
had ceased, but the early pentecostal pioneers challenged that. No doubt Satan tried to mess with the
pentecostal movement as he does with all churches, but the testimony of the Spirit of God
became too much for staunch conservatives and now the pentecostal/charismatic movement is
established as mainstream evangelical Christianity in all places where the church is growing.

Vinson Synan on the origins of the pentecostal movement

If you can get hold of the book “Pioneers of Faith” by Lester Sumrall you can get
an account from a man who personally met many of the early pentecostal leaders.

I would also recommend books by Gordon Lindsay on the life of Dr John G. Lake, and various books
on the life of Smith Wigglesworth.

What do YOU think?

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  1. hope you don`t mind me commenting as a rel. newcomer, bit of a testimony to the Lord`s sense of humour; I was at a works lunchtime Christian meeting, when this subject arose; being a mixed group different opinions were expressed, mainly negative by the guy running the show, think he was a baptist. Anyway, somebody offered me prayer since I`d stated that I`d asked loads of times, been prayed for loads of times, been the only one standing in a room where almost everyone else had gone down (slain in the spirit?) . . . Having received prayer, nothing happened, or so I thought. The following week, same meeting, same people, a guy stood up to tell what happened after I got prayed for. Having returned to work (in the Copper Shop of the Shipyard, Barrow in Furness England) he thought about things, is there anything in this “speaking in tongues” business?, thoughts like those. He was a Salvation Army- ist, these things I don`t think are part of their make up. He received the gift there and then, the gift I`d been prayed for! I suppose the words “Jesus Christ!” don`t seem too inappropriate . . .I still haven`t received! better praise God for that, I did find it genuinely amusing then and now. Bless you all, peter

  2. hope you don`t mind me commenting as a rel. newcomer, bit of a testimony to the Lord`s sense of humour; I was at a works lunchtime Christian meeting, when this subject arose; being a mixed group different opinions were expressed, mainly negative by the guy running the show, think he was a baptist. Anyway, somebody offered me prayer since I`d stated that I`d asked loads of times, been prayed for loads of times, been the only one standing in a room where almost everyone else had gone down (slain in the spirit?) . . . Having received prayer, nothing happened, or so I thought. The following week, same meeting, same people, a guy stood up to tell what happened sfter I got prayed for. Having returned to work (in the Copper Shop of the Shipyard, Barrow in Furness England) he thought about things, is there anything in this “speaking in tongues” business?, thoughts like those. He was a Salvation Army- ist, these things I don`t think are part of their make up. He received the gift there and then, the gift I`d been prayed for! I suppose the words “Jesus Christ!” don`t seem too inappropriate . . .I still haven`t received! better praise God for that, I did find it genuinely amusing then and now. Bless you all, peter

    • lookinforacity says:

      Hi There Peterws

      Sounds like you have asked for prayer concerning receiving the Gift of speaking in tongues a number of times.
      If this is true, then answer me this question.
      Why are you looking for, and only willing to receive the gift if it is only with the same manifestation that occurred on the day of Pentecost?
      You have to understand that you have asked for this gift, so receive it.

      Luk 11:9-13
      9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
      10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
      11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
      12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
      13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

      Now listen and understand, in this matter, having never before spoken in a tongue, you are a BABE.
      So just like a babe, speak the one word you know, if you have asked for this gift, you must have heard tongues before. So just like a babe, imitate the one word you have heard before, God will give you a vocabulary as you grow in the gift.
      When you were a child, learning how to speak English, were you knocked down every time you opened your mouth and spoke?
      The only manifestation you will receive, that you can speak in tongues is,
      (SPEAKING IN TONGUES)
      Remember, unless you are Prophesying for the edification of the church, or speaking to a foreigner in their tongue, your gift of tongues is for your Edification, within your own prayer closet to GOD.

      If your birthday was coming, and you asked me to get you a certain gift for you, when I arrived at your party, I give you the gift, but you never open it up. Have you received a gift from me? “YES”.
      See what I mean, your waiting for God to overcome you and speak through you. You have not opened the Gift God has already given to you, and used it to thank Him for it.

      So go into your prayer closet, and thank your Father for His LOVE. He will understand you,Peter even if you don’t.
      Let us know how your progressing, exercise, exercise, exercise!

      Be Blessed
      JIM

  3. Dr. Carl S. Hale says:

    Give me a break–Satan continues to “mess with” and infiltrate Pentecostal churches. The Holy Spirit never left the bride or church of Jesus Christ. Rather, men in their wickedness, have turned away from Him. The rise of pentacostalism has nothing to do with a need for “revival” or renewal in the church, or a need for the “original power” of the early church. It has to do, rather, with the contemporary need to dabble in “new” and “fresh” and “full” and “personal” experiences to soothe the sting that comes from no longer following the one and only Jesus Christ of scripture. Don’t misunderstand me–many pentecostals are saved and are seeking Truth. But it is a false substitute–they are seeking the “gifts” of the Spirit instead of the more important Fruits of the Spirit, which are the true measure of a life devoted to Jesus Christ (we measure “a tree according to it’s fruit”). We need to be reading His Word in the bible daily and following the commands He gave us (“if you love me you will follow my commandments”). This new movement in pentecostalism, the “third wave” or whatever it is called, is through and through, altogether powerless to move the human heart. It is fleshy, sensual, consciousness altering, deceptive, prideful, and “opens up” the “believer” to demonic attack and occupation. The “baptism in the Holy Spirit” is a modern construct and is false doctrine. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit when we believe, not when we engage in mindless utterings and baby talk that is called “speaking in tongues.” This movment is dangerous, un-Godly, and pervaded by false spirits and teachings. The spirits who are entering these individuals are mostly feminine or succubi spirits associated with Kundalini, eastern mysticism, Jezebel-type spirits, spirits of lust and addiction, prideful male Nebuchadnezzar spirits, and spirits of greed (“prosperity” and “health and wealth”).

    I’ve experienced this first-hand after speaking in tongues several months. If you’ve made this mistake, then repent before God and turn away from this demonic, false movement. This explains why the Church of God and Assembly of God churches have three times the rate of depression as any other church in America. The constant altar calls, the need to speak in tongues, talk of “healings” and signs, addiction to “supernatural” experiences, and the teaching that salvation can be “lost,” all serve to devour the soul, rather than edify the believer. Where is the born-again experience in pentecostalism? Speaking gibberish is not proof of being born again: “although I speak the language of men and angels, if I have no love, I am nothing.” There is constant repentence, but if you’re saved, why are you constantly repenting? If you have to repent that much then you are drinking milk, failing to grow in Christ and to eat the meat of spiritual maturity. Pentecostalism keeps believers in baby mode, like the Corinthians. There are no teachings on becoming a warrior and entering mature spiritual battle. But when you allow experiences inviting the devil to come into your soul, how can you fight against the devil (“a house divided against itself cannot stand”). Pentecostalism cannot stand because it is not consistent with God’s Word. Several of the early founders were either racist, pedophile, drug-addicted, adulterers, or megalomaniacs. Does that sound like people called by God? Called to His grace–yes. Called to repent–yes. We all are called, but “few are chosen.” Pentecostalism is not sound doctrine–run away. Run to Jesus. Keep your eyes on Jesus Christ. Men will lead you astray. Jesus is the “way and the truth and the life.” He will lead you to mansions in heaven….forever. Pray that these deceived people will simply go back to their bibles and stop reading about God’s Truth through the filters of their denominational loyalty. Pray that they will turn away from anemic, useless, self-deceiving personal experiences that lead them no closer to God. Pray that when “even the elect” are deceived, their eyes will be opened and they will repent–turning toward the one true God of scripture–Jesus Christ!

    • Timothy Luke says:

      There is much truth in what you have spoken. The gift of discernment and the natural growth in discernment that all are called to mature in would have even you admitting, I would hope, that in your zeal perhaps you used too broad of a stroke in certain comments you have made.

      For example: “There are no teachings on becoming a warrior and entering mature spiritual battle.” I belong to a Pentecostal church. I am leading a group in discipleship and we are covering the need for forsaking all, laying down our priorities and giving lordship to Jesus above all. Nowhere in this will I be exalting the gifts of God above the fruit of the spirit. The gifts are not opposed to the fruit of the spirit – else why would the Lord give them as gifts if they were to undermine the fruits He has purposed to bear through us?

      A mature Christian is one who can walk foremost in love and with the skill and wisdom and discernment to know how to facilitate that love while operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit as well.

      Another example of over-reaching: Your comments on tongues are written as though tongues were a gift from the devil, without acknowledging the genuine gifting of the Lord in tongues for the church today. Even Paul, having written all he did by way of instructing in the proper use of tongues and railing on the abuses of the gift, concluded, “I would that ye all spoke in tongues.” Was he advocating the misuse? No, there is a place of spiritual strength that comes with this gift. It is not up to us to condemn others. who may be more mature than ourselves – having the ability to walk in the gifting of the Spirit while bearing much fruit in the Spirit. God is not divided.

      He gave these gifts to the church because they are good. “Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variableness or shadow of turning.” Your generalizations serve to accuse God of malpractice in the early church, as though His gifts were not perfect, or were ill given. The gifts were good then, and they are just as good today.

      Pentecostals can walk in the flesh, under the guise of the spirit. Conservatives often walk in their own flesh in the guise of righteousness, as they walk in pride, drivenness and performance of the flesh – mastering and self controlling, yet when you look at their fruit, you will often see the lack of love, joy , peace, as well. How many big name preachers of conservative persuasion are without sin?

      Yes, there are genuine concerns and counterfeit spirits as you point out in the charismatic realm. But did the devil stop there? Is a spirit of greed less rampant in a 10,000 member evangelical church than it is in a 10,000 member charismatic one? While pentecostal churches may err on seeking after gifts, evangelical churches may err on limiting the Holy One of Israel and relying on their own abilities to be program driven, devoid of the spirit’s leading. It is up to the members of each persuasion to judge themselves, lest they be judged.

      Michael has commented numerous times on the false spirits in the pentecostal churches, so I do not think his comment about Satan “tried” to influence the pentecostal church was a statement saying he has given up and Pentecostalism is pure. He can comment further on that if he feels the need to.

      We need to walk in the fullness of what God has called us to, with the provision He has given us to do it. If I were evangelical today, I am certain my wife would still be home bound with disease. We were 6 1/2 yearsin disease under evangelical skepticism of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and only 4 weeks of daring to believe perhaps the gifts of healing and miracles are for today as well and that it “was God’s will to heal, when the Lord healed her! According to your faith, be it unto you.”

      Many times evangelicals hide behind degrees and the learning of men and do not know the things of the Spirit. They become lifted up in pride and speak against things they do not know. Would it be right for me to judge you because you have spoken for evangelicals and you happen to claim to have a doctorate? Let us not characterize and misrepresent Evangelicals or Pentecostals by the destructive seeds Satan has sown in our midst, lest we end up “biting and devouring one another”.

      If there is truth let us speak for truth. If there is error, let us address the error without accusing all of a certain conviction of embracing that error and diminishing their faith in the process. Is that fair enough?

      Peace to you friend,

      • Thank you for your comments Timothy. I appreciate and value your input. Let’s start, however, with a proclamation of Truth: All men are liars. God alone is truthful and blameless. Yet, in Christ Jesus, those who simply believe in Him are justified and made righteous! What an awesome Savior! What an awesome Lord! What an awesome King! What an awesome God! Thank you Jesus for that sacrifice at Calvary-without You, we would be forever sinners, forever lost, and forever tormented in hell, without Your love!!! May our hearts and our lips and our lives proclaim Your simple gospel to the ends of the earth!

        Ok-let’s start with two issues and two only. I’ll address one issue here and send the second today or in a few days, when I have time. Vain disputes are not useful, nor are they edifying. First,the issue of tongues. Tongues were a temporary sign gift mentioned in Acts 2:4 to establish the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Jews. Tongues refer to an utterance, that is, a spoke language or dialect (see Revelation 5:9; 7:9: 10:11; 11:9). This is not the “unspoken groanings” of the Holy Spirit praying for us–they are unspoken; therefore, the Holy Spirit does not pray through us in a “tongue.” These folks in Acts heard their own language (verse 11). Read also Acts 2:6. One who spoke Aramaic heard Aramaic. If he spoke Greek, he heard Greek. If he spoke French (probably no Frenchman there at that time obviously), he heard French–“each one hearing them in his own language”–you get the point. Tongues is a language, not gibberish. Paul instructed the Corthinians to speak to be understood. Other people understood what was being said because tongues was for nonbelievers (I Corinthians 14:22). It was a miracle of the Holy Spirit–performed by God. Notice also that there were sound and visual elements when the Holy Spirit came and gave tongues. It is also a sign that unbelievers are being judged (Deut. 28:49). “Test all things” and “test all spirits.” For six months I spoke in tongues and tested these spirits. They are clearly false. The use of tongues (which was intended to edify Jewish believers and the early church) for the edification of self is contrary to self–we’re to lose our self, not strengthen it! “In our weakness his strength is made perfect.” We should be losing the self-not puffing it up. I felt prideful and full of myself when speaking in tongues–this is not the sweet and gentle Holy Spirit I know–there was more of my flesh and less of Him. I have two friends who are saved Godly men who are believers and have spoken in tongues, and believe it is a gift from god. I was fooled also–we always will be when we don’t read His Word every day! I Corinthians makes it very clear that when the “perfect comes” –the completed gospels, ie, Bible–“the partial will come to an end,” which includes tongues and prophesy. Just as “discernment of spirits” has become discernment of true and false teachings, the temporary gift of the “word of knowledge’ has become evangelism and teaching of the Word of God. The Bible says there are no more signs–certainly not for believers. Jesus lamented that so many people wanted signs to show He was God, and that their wicked hearts were so hardened and deceived that they would not simply believe He was the Son of God. He said they would receive only the sign of Jonah (“repent”). When the anti-christ comes (indeed there are already many anti-christs in the world, including in the church), he will use signs and wonders to deceive, “even the elect,” and lead many to hell. Let us be ever awake and constantly keeping our eyes on Christ Jesus, lest we become “bewitched” like the Galatians, who were deceived Judaizers. I had the experience of tongues…it was ecstatic at times, even intoxicating. But I believe God’s Word above my own experience. I repented that I believed the traditions of men and men’s commandments more that I believed God. I believe with all my heart that God is Truthful and I am a liar. It is His righteousness He has imputed to me through Christ our Lord, not my own, thank God!!! The Truth that lives in me, spoken here, comes from His Spirit and His Word, not from my own understanding. Am I trusting in my experience, or am I trusting Jesus Christ? I must trust Jesus Christ. There is no other Truth but Him. Therefore–turn away from all falsehood!

        The second issue is that many pentecostal churches (not all of them) are teaching that salvation can be lost. Isn’t it striking that whenever some group of false teachers ADD something to the gospel, they also teach that salvation can be lost! It cannot be lost–it is a free gift! Think of Mormons, Catholics, Church of Christ, Judaizers, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Lutherans, the list goes on and on. That is not salvation, it is rather SLAVATION. They are being made slaves to false teaching, which again, Paul says leads to “destruction.” Let anyone who teaches a false gospel, including myself, be accursed!!! To Be Continued…..

        • Ok then, sir, for what purpose did you come to argue on this website? What do you hope to achieve by denying the genuine operation of speaking in tongues today? I am going to contend for the Scriptural truth on this one. That’s because I won’t allow people to come here and TRASH the beautiful gifts of God by adding to and subtracting from the Word of God.

          You write: “Tongues were a temporary sign gift mentioned in Acts 2:4 to establish the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Jews.”

          Where did you read the word temporary? Which version of the Bible? Why did Paul encourage the Corinthians to speak in tongues, “I wish you all spoke in tongues” if it was just as a temporary sign gift to the Jews. Stop ADDING to the Word of God, in order that you might SUBTRACT some important things from it. And if you want to bring 1 Cor 13:8 into it, I urge you to READ THE CONTEXT. The perfect only comes when Jesus returns and we see Him face to face. That is the “then” referred to.

          Furthermore, you don’t seem to appreciate that there are three kinds of valid speaking in tongues. Tongues as a sign in languages known to the hearer but not to the speaker, tongues for use in church to be interpreted, and tongues for communication to God (1 Corinthians 14:2) – prayer in tongues. Its the only way you can really make sense of ALL the Bible says about tongues.

          Please see my writing http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/baptism-in-the-holy-spirit

          • Do you really expect people to abandon the gifts of God because you did something you call “testing the spirits” and found out that you apparently had a demon? Your subjective experiences do not establish doctrine at all. I wonder how much the whole exercise was inspired by the extra-biblical doctrines and teachings of cessationists who err because they do not know Scriptures, nor the power of God.

            Even if you did have a demon, it wasn’t because God doesn’t give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him. It wasn’t because God is the kind of person who, if a son asks for bread, gives a snake or scorpion.

            If you did receive the Holy Spirit before, you have fallen victim to the worst of deceptions, because you are now attributing something that God did by the Holy Spirit to the devil.

            But if you were not in Christ when you started speaking in tongues, and did so by the devil’s power, or by soulish power, that says nothing about the promises of God. The promises of God are still valid today. You can ask for God’s gifts and receive them.

        • jesseedavis says:

          I want to encourage your diligence to the keeping of the Word of God and to the truth that has been revealed to you. I love when a brother or sister in Christ comes on here and testifies of the greatness of God and of the word of their own testimony. This is just awesome…keep it up, Brother!!

          I can honestly say that in a way our lives have been opposites. I was taught in the very beginning of my walk a more “fundamental and cessational” view of things. However, I got to a point where I could no longer ignore some things that were jumping out at me. This has led me to see the error in some of the very things I once learned and you have come to us with. This is not necessarily what troubles my spirit though.

          There are a few things about what you say that troubles me. Although I hate to see a brother in error about what the Bible teaches on some of the more finer details of what should be our walk, when you teach us errantly and then say something like this about it, “The Truth that lives in me, spoken here, comes from His Spirit and His Word, not from my own understanding. Am I trusting in my experience, or am I trusting Jesus Christ? I must trust Jesus Christ. There is no other Truth but Him. Therefore–turn away from all falsehood!” it truly bothers me. Not for my sake, as I have struggled long and hard on these issues, but for the sake of all those who may read what you post. I was blessed to have the experience of hearing God teach me Himself as well as hearing Him through men. Others on the other hand may have a hard time discerning what is indeed truth and what isn’t.

          Now, let me take you through your post and bring these things to light. Father, pour Your Spirit into this and may You lead us into all truth. You write:
          Paul instructed the Corthinians to speak to be understood. Other people understood what was being said because tongues was for nonbelievers (I Corinthians 14:22).

          I just want to point something out to you about this point you make. The gifts of the Spirit, are they for unbelievers or believers? Are they not for they edification of those the believe? Are they not a manifestation of the Spirit of God? (1 Corinthians 12:4-14) Let me ask you, what does 1 Corinthians 14:5 tell you about tongues and the church? This seems quite different than the picture you paint.

          The use of tongues (which was intended to edify Jewish believers and the early church) for the edification of self is contrary to self–we’re to lose our self, not strengthen it! “In our weakness his strength is made perfect.” We should be losing the self-not puffing it up. I felt prideful and full of myself when speaking in tongues–this is not the sweet and gentle Holy Spirit I know–there was more of my flesh and less of Him.

          Read these verses together and tell me just what Paul is instructing them as it pertains to tongues WITHOUT interpretation: 1 Corinthians 14:2, 4, 27-28. “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself…If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.” Is it wrong that something we do edifies ourselves? From what you teach, yes sir, it very much so is wrong. However, the Bible on this issue alone tells us different. Paul throws his own example in there, saying, “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:” Looking at the very next few words gives us a contrast of the tongues he speaks outside of church and the order he is setting within the church. Is he destroying himself by speaking in tongues, or is he edifying himself? Let me ask you again, is it wrong to edify ourselves?

          I Corinthians makes it very clear that when the “perfect comes” –the completed gospels, ie, Bible–“the partial will come to an end,” which includes tongues and prophesy. Just as “discernment of spirits” has become discernment of true and false teachings, the temporary gift of the “word of knowledge’ has become evangelism and teaching of the Word of God. The Bible says there are no more signs–certainly not for believers.

          This is the one of the parts I found most distressing. What you say here is word for word from some pastor or author or some other teacher, etc. Forgive me for being blunt about it, but enough is enough. I will leave it to you to read that chapter again and see what “that which is perfect” is, and I’ll give you a hint, the Word of God isn’t mentioned or implied anywhere near there, but there is Someone who is. This is most distressing to me, because this shows two things to me. It shows how few are the people who read the Bible for themselves and it shows how even fewer are those who read and understand the context of the Bible. This grieves me so much, because it is causing most of the separation and strife between believers. WAKE UP CHILDREN! Father, please, wake us up!!!

          Jesus lamented that so many people wanted signs to show He was God, and that their wicked hearts were so hardened and deceived that they would not simply believe He was the Son of God. He said they would receive only the sign of Jonah (“repent”).

          It is really hard for me to go on, and I understand what could’ve gone through Paul’s mind when he wrote to some of the churches in his day. It is really hard to go on when you’re in tears, but I must for this isn’t about me.

          Doctor, when Jesus said this, did He not say that no sign would come to them, except that one sign of His passion? What you teach here is another passage you must go back and look at. After Jesus said this, did He stop performing miracles? You are teaching that Jesus said no sign except His passion would be done, yet He and the Apostles all continued to work miracles and do things that He said He wouldn’t. You, my dear brother are in error, and the very context shows this. Please, see what this may do to those who read your post, or similar teachings.

          I know that I only wanted to show you your error, but God had more in plan. I must seek to excel to the edification of others as well, so I got a bit critical for their sake. I just wish you would be more careful with what you say. If not for me or for you, than do it for everyone else. Do it for your Father and for your Master. I love you Brother. May our Father bless you with all that you need and more!!

        • Timothy Luke says:

          The whole premise of dispensationalism is that the gifts were for then because, “well, that was then, this is now… we all know better…” Really? The gift of tongues was to establish the truthfulness of the gospel, in your words. So, you are saying that all mankind understands that God’s Word is truth today? Amazing! Come Lord Jesus, lets wrap up this dog and pony show because it only gets worse from here!

          If tongues were given to establish the gospel to the Jews, (funny it would be the apostle to the Gentiles who would advocate the proper use of tongues) and the Jews are not established in the gospel… According to your logic, either tongues was a poorly given gift that was unable to do what you have stated it was sent forth to do – which makes God suspect. Or, tongues were a good and valid gift, and, seeing the number of Jews who reject the truth of Christianity, we need the gifting of tongues now more than ever.

          The fact that the gifting of tongues you have tried out bore fruit of being evil, does not mean the gift of God is evil. The devil counterfeits. This is why we need discernment, so we can judge the true from false. Suppose I went to California and dug up a pound of gold, took it to the essayers’ office and found it to be fool’s gold. Would you leave the state and say all gold in California was bogus? Of course not. Yet that is precisely the logic and conclusion you have used to dismiss a priceless gift of the spirit.

          A study of having one’s name removed from the Lamb’s book of Life should enlighten you as well. May the Lord grant peace and wisdom as you seek him.

          Tim

    • warrior daughter says:

      Well a question in my mind was answered by your words in your second post….You believe once saved always saved……This is a error and one reason why you say some things about the working of the Holy Spirit with no fear of judgement….I can say and do anything I want because I am saved and cannot loose my salvation..As with any free gift you can keep it or toss it away…..I suggest you do a Bible study on being blotted out of the Book of life….

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  5. stevehenry says:

    we need another pentecost,amen.they were all with one accord in one place.they all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty.a good old fashion prayer meeting.thats how it all started,the saints of god,in a upper room in the city of jerusalem.thats how the early church,begain.the saints empowered by the,holy ghost.oh,how the church needs that today,peter stood up in the midst,and preached a great message.all the saints were filled with the holy ghost,and begain to speak with other tongues,as the spirit gave them utterance.there were mockers,there also,who said these men are full of new wine.peter standing up with the eleven,preached under the anointing of the holy ghost.peter 1:12 preached the gospel unto you with the holy ghost sent down from heaven.when the people heard this they were pricked in there heart,and said to peter and to the rest of the,apostles.men and brethen,what shall we do?then peter said unto them,repent,and be baptized every one of you in the name of jesus christ for the remission of sins,and ye shall receive the gift of the holy ghost.we need that same gospel,today.the holy ghost has been drove out of the church,man made programs.fun,food and fellowship,the three fs have taken the holy ghosts place.old fashion repentance,baptizing in jesus name and holy ghost baptizing,are not for today,people say.we need it today, good old fashion devil chaseing.then they that received his word were baptized;and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.they continued in the apostles doctrine and fellow-ship.thank-you jesus.stevehenry

    • stevehenry says:

      greetings in jesus name.i thank god for his holy word.i thank god today,for the great out pouring of the holy ghost,on the day of pentecost.the wonderful gospel the apostles preached,in the book of acts,the beginning of the church.the apostles preached the same message,were ever they went.they preached the,lord jesus christ.peter and the other apostles said in acts 5:32 and we are witnesses of these things;and so is the holy ghost.thank-you jesus.the church at jerusalem acts 2:37-41,the gospel to the jews.acts 10:44-48 the church at caesarea,the gospel preached to the,gentiles.peter preaching the same gospel massage under the anoiting of the holy ghost,and while he preached the holy ghost fell on the gentiles.for they of the circumcision were astonished,also on the gentilies were poured out the gift of the holy ghost,for they heard them speak with tongues and magnify,god.acts 10: 47-48 can any man forbid water,that these should not be baptized,which have received the holy ghost as well as we?and he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the lord.then prayed they him to tarry certain days.there is no other gospel,there is no other way to be saved,other than what the apostles preached.galatians 1:8 but through we,or a angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you,let him be accured.thank-you jesus,yours in christ stevehenry.

  6. I’m intrerested in studying carpentry at this Job Corps. Please pray that God will confirm it, if it’s the right trade. Also, please pray that I will perform very well at the day and week visits to that trade. Please pray that I’ll have a lot of favor, and that the supervisor or will really like me, and that I’ll get into the trade quickly. (There’s a waitlist, but if a person does well, they put him in faster). Please pray that in the trade, I’ll have a lot of opportunities for WBL (Work-based learning), where I work for companies outside the center. Pray that those employers will like my work, and that I’ll form close connections with them before I leave Job Corps.

  7. I’ve written up a confidential prayer request entitled, “Please Answer.” Please pray that God will answer everything I’ve written in that prayer request, and heal and restore me.

  8. I’m going to Job Corps next Tuesday. Please pray for guidance and in sending out prayer requests covering every area of my time in Job Corps. Pray for the energy, wisdom, efficiency, motivation and guidance to spend whole days sending out prayer requests for it. Pray that God will show me clearly what to ask for and how to word the requests. Also, pray for wisdom and creativity in doing Google searches for prayer requests, and pray that God will lead me to the right prayer chains. Pray that I’ll find a lot of new prayer chains that will pray fervently and powerfully over Job Corps and my future. Pray that God will lead a lot of powerful prayer warriors to my prayer requests, and that they will pray through every detail of my prayer requests, no matter how unusual, and that they’ll pray for me far beyond what’s expected. Pray that everything they pray will be positive, and that God will give them guidance, insight and creativity, so they’ll pray for related things that I didn’t mention.

  9. Go ye therefore, and ateach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the eend of the world. Amen.” – Matthew 28:19, 20 Here are six reasons why we should always be willing to share our faith and testimony with those we come in contact with: 1. As disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ we are commanded to be witnesses to the uttermost parts of the earth. In Acts 1:8 we read, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” And “the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17). 2. Sharing our faith with others demonstrates our love for the Savior. Christ taught us that if we love Him we would keep His commandments. (See John 14:15) 3. Without Christ people are lost. Therefore, for those of us who have accepted the Savior and know of His love, grace, and mercy, it becomes our duty to share the Gospel which is the “Good News” with family, friends, loved ones, and associates who have lost their way.

  10. The New Book release “Pentecostal Pioneers Remembered” and its accompanying website http://www.pentecostalpioneers.org covers the moulding influences which made the Pentecostal Movement what it was across the world. Also it details the lives of those from Britain and Ireland who carried Pentecost to many nations.

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