By Douglas Jacobsen
Pentecostalism has skilled explosive progress over the last century. This reader examines the information that introduced the move and fueled its enlargement world wide. A normal creation to the ebook describes the heritage and theology of the early Pentecostal circulate and its value to the modern Christian international. a short biography introduces all the sixteen influential leaders whose voices are recorded here.
Vivid and full of life contributions are integrated from Fred Francis Bosworth, William Howard Durham, Garfield Thomas Haywood, Esek William Kenyon, Joseph Hillary King, Robert Clarence Lawson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Charles Harrison Mason, David Wesley Myland, Charles Fox Parham, William J. Seymour, Richard G. Spurling, George Floyd Taylor, Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson, Andrew David Ursham, and Maria Beulah Woodworth-Etter. Their works signify the complete spectrum of the early Pentecostalmovement.
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Yea, error would fall on its own weight if not upheld by pillars of truth. We also find that wherever error exists it is marked by the intensity of propagation and seeming blindness of its disseminators to its utter unscripturalness. The Word of God is perverted to suit their own convenience, until onward rushing through deserts barren or mountain wildernesses, they are lost to sight 1 For more information, see James R. , Fields White Unto Harvest: Charles F. Parham and the Missionary Origins of Pentecostalism (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1988); and Douglas Jacobsen, Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003), 16–50.
This was the first Holy Ghost revival among the heathen. It was a sample of all that was to follow. When the people saw the visible signs of the presence of God in their midst, and He revealed himself to them, everyone felt they were in the presence of God, and sinners came rushing to the loving arms of Christ and were saved from the awful doom that awaits the unsaved. ” Those who are opposing the demonstration of the spirit today say we do not need these things, that we are progressing with the age, that we want an intellectual religion, that we must explain and present the word from a human standpoint in a scientific way.
Sanctified from all original sin, we become sons of God. ” Heb. 2:11. ) Then you will not be ashamed to tell men and demons that you are sanctified, and are living a pure and holy life free from sin, a life that gives you power over the world, the flesh, and the devil. The devil does not like that kind of testimony. Through this precious atonement, we have freedom from all sin, though we are living in this old world, we are permitted to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Third. Healing of our bodies.
A Reader in Pentecostal Theology: Voices from the First Generation by Douglas Jacobsen