Category Archives: Pentecostal & Charismatic

The Power of Passionate Intention: The Elisha Principle

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At the same time, such movements appealed to a largely middle-class clientele with an emphasis on healing and human potential albeit in a spiritual guise. The church today claims some 730.000 members, the largest single Christian congregation in the world. Kelsey, Tongue Speaking, p. 47.) (Perspectives on the New Pentecostalism, Spitter, Stanley M. On the other hand, church leaders in Pentecostal churches are progressively creating more flexile youth-driven frame!or"s. #ut much as this is the case, there is still disconnection et!een these efforts and understanding the adaptive capacity of the youth. $tudying factors accounting for this attraction to Pentecostalism is necessary as the youth is one of the largest people groups % today. &his is a challenge, and one that has continually put church leaders on their toes over the years. 'o!ever, the threat of a complete exodus of the youth from traditional churches is no! eing correctly addressed as not merely a denominational concern, ut a contemporary issue that has tangile effects on youth, family and church life. &his paper realistically explores the strongest lin"s to this attraction(migration and ho! !e can maintain a successful youth ministry in our churches !ithout necessarily losing the youth. )hile each church and each youth !ill ma"e their o!n decisions, the strategy for youth ministry should remain ilical and re*uires close examination. &his paper presents several serious considerations for the youth in Pentecostalism to determine their level of commitment. 1 In this paper I !ill use the terms +mainstream,, +mainland,, +traditional,, +Protestant, or +historic, churches interchangealy.
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Daddy Grace: A Celebrity Preacher and His House of Prayer

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This differs from other Pentecostals, along with evangelical Christians in general, who see only repentance and faith in Christ as essential to salvation. Sullivan sums it up nicely when he writes, ".. . glossolalia is human speech that sounds like human language."36 That apparently is the reason glossolalia has been frequently mistaken for xenoglossia. Colla)orate ith other churches/ )aging a fierce attle against each other, as !e see in the fight for dominance among churches, is never the solution. 8s this fight progresses, the omnipotence 18 of historic Protestantism is collapsing in the face of Pentecostal gro!th, 7< as !e see today. )e are still faced !ith this reality. 'o!ever, !e cannot disciple the youth !ith a record of dispute. 9either can !e groom them alone. )e can decide to fight all the !ars and forget our future: the youth.
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