By Douglas Jacobsen
Pentecostalism has skilled explosive progress over the last century. This reader examines the guidelines that introduced the circulate and fueled its enlargement worldwide. A normal creation to the booklet describes the background and theology of the early Pentecostal flow and its importance to the modern Christian global. a quick biography introduces all of the sixteen influential leaders whose voices are recorded here.
Vivid and energetic contributions are incorporated 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 characterize the whole spectrum of the early Pentecostalmovement.
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8:17) and was lifted up for us even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, (for healing). ) When beholding the power of spiritualism, for though 99 per cent of it is slight of hand it does contain certain forces, as the possession of mediums, speaking under the control of evil spirits, etc. We said, God has the real of this; and, lo, when the power of Pentecost came, we found the real, and everyone who has received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit has again spoken in tongues, having the same confounding evidence of Acts 2nd chapter, also 10:44–48 and 19:6.
Third. Healing of our bodies. Sickness and disease are destroyed through the precious atonement of Jesus. ” How we ought to honor that precious body which the Father sanctified and sent into the world, not simply set apart, but really sanctified, soul, body and spirit, free from sickness, disease and everything of the devil. A body that knew no sin and disease was given for these imperfect bodies of ours. Not only is the atonement for the sanctification of our souls, but for the sanctification of our bodies from inherited disease.
It was prophesied: With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people, and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. (1 Cor. ) Many say to us, if we were going to a foreign land we should need to speak in other tongues, what need have we of it among our own people? According to the above prophecy, God intends to use the speaking in other tongues in preaching to our people. For centuries men have been sent preaching in their own tongues to their own nation, until the people have come to believe that they are simply propagating some self-constructed creed or ideas for their pecuniary benefit.