Some persons wrongly try to advocate that Pentecostalism is a modern day religion that now is found solely in the United States originally whereas others do rightfully maintain rather it is a revived New Testament form of Biblical Christianity. It is now a major world wide Charismatic branch of Christianity
There are various brands of Pentecostalism today but they all mostly tend to believe in similar aspects of their version of Christianity but not all. There is clearly one false sect in this grouping now too.
The nomination of Republican vice President Sarah Plain has certainly sparked interest world wide into the Pentecostal religion, and now many persons world wide as well as in the Americas do seek, do want to know seriously what is difference basically about this Christian religion from the other existing differing Christian religions.
The Christians now already all supposedly believe in Jesus Christ as firstly being God, Jesus also being the promised Old testament Messiah as well, they the Christians they do all tend to believe in the existence also of the Holy Trinity too , where the personal Sprit of Christ, the Holy Spirit is also manifested as a separate personal entity who carries on the work of Jesus Christ ongoing in the genuine Christian Believer’s personal life. It is estimated that only 30 percent of all Christian believers are genuine, actually practicing Christians in the various Christian churches
And all Christians tend to generally believe in the same Bible, the Old and New Testament as being now the true revealed word of God to us all even about Jesus, the apostles, and the Christian church as well.
The Pentecostals tend to separately now believe that God speaks continually to each Christian believer now as well personally, even outside of the Word of God, the Bible, by means of the Holy Spirit, and the Pentecostals tend to believe in the separate personal need of receiving the anointing, the Baptism of the Holy spirit personally in one’s life , this now is clearly a separate experience from the experience of receiving one’s initial personal salvation, eternal life by faith in the innocent, sacrificial, shed blood of Jesus Christ.
The majority of the Pentecostals tend to believe in manifesting one of the the Charismatic gifts of the Holy spirit, often tongues , as evidence of now being personally baptized with the Holy spirit. .
They the Pentecostals do tend to believe in the manifestations of the charismatic’s gifts of the Holy Spirit as being applicable today as well, whereas other Pentecostal limit it to solely speaking in tongues, and Pentecostals often do personally practice praying for personal, physical healing, even by the laying of hands on others, as well as the ministry of casting out demons out of individuals too.
Needless to say there are different versions by non Pentecostals about what a Pentecostal now are even, some lying and distorted too, depending on who you talk to as well.
The Pentecostals also do tend to believe in the local church being run by elders, apostles, prophets, bishops and not rather by a single one man ministry of a local Pastor.
Tithing is mandatory in some Pentecostal churches and in other it is not.
The Pentecostal Church services tend to be vastly different, but not always, some churches are more active in participatory services of worshiping God in songs, tongues, and in prophecies and they also tend to have longer prayer services , and also longer, more diverse, less predictable church services than many other supposedly Christian denominations.
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