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  • Assemblies of God Leader Denies That Speaking in Tongues Is in Decline in Pentecostal Churches

    09/04/2013 7:43:03 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 3, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    The head of one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in North America has denied a news report that the practice of speaking in tongues has been declining among Pentecostal churches. Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, told The Christian Post that a recent Associated Press story on the decline of speaking in tongues was "totally inaccurate." "The practice of speaking in tongues is very integral to who we are. It was one of the generating factors 99 years ago in our being formed and it's still the encouragement for every believer to speak in tongues,"...
  • How can a man be the husband of 2 wives if the 1st wife was put away for adultery? (Mt. 5)?

    01/28/2013 10:46:27 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 55 replies
    1/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This may seem like a round about way of dealing with this topic, and it does get your attention, but the scriptures are clear on this (adultery/marital unfaithfulness): Jesus said that a man would leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two would be one flesh. Jesus also said (Matthew chapter 5) that a man (or woman) may put away their mate for marital unfaithfulness and remarry. In light of this, since Jesus sanctioned the remarriage, and would not consider the former mate to be the man's wife any longer, this man can be a...
  • Assemblies of God Growing Faster than U.S. Population

    07/03/2011 8:46:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2011 | Alex Murashko
    The Assemblies of God, one of the largest Pentecostal denominations, is growing faster than the U.S. population. AG reported that its U.S. adherents increased four percent in 2010, which is several times higher than the U.S. population growth rate, which is about one percent a year. Adherents of the Assemblies of God USA have surpassed three million followers, 3,030,944 to be exact, in 2010. This is the largest annual percentage increase since 1983, according to AG records. In terms of official membership, AG reported a 2.5 percent increase, to 1.75 million members. Attendance at major worship service, water baptism, spirit...
  • Nigeria: Muslims Burn Down 8 Churches

    02/26/2010 2:43:03 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 6 replies · 239+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 26th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    The Islamic scriptures state that Jesus will return as a Muslim, and destroy Christianity. Of course I do not believe this, but in the mean time Muslims are certainly doing their part in attacking Christianity. As I have said in the past, all non-Islamic religions, and Atheists need to take a stand against this common enemy, before they destroy life as we know it. “Muslim Mob Burns Down Christian Shops, 8 Churches in Nigeria”
  • Palin and those “scary” Christians

    09/24/2008 9:09:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 795+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | September 24, 2008 | David Huntwork
    Pentecostals number between 10-30 million in the United States depending on how you define the term and make up one quarter of all Christians worldwide. They are a subset of the larger evangelical movement that numbers about 102 million people in the United States. ABC News recently published this article on the type of churches Sarah Palin has attended at one time or anther. What Does Palin’s Faith Mean For US? As America gets a crash course in Sarah Palin, the question has been raised of how her two decades as a member of the Assemblies of God church in...
  • Heaven: Close Encounters of the God Kind (excerpts & commentary)[Open]

    06/06/2008 1:08:47 PM PDT · by Quix · 93 replies · 1,619+ views
    Dearly Beloved . . . Following are some brief excerpts from Bro Jesse's book. I've read a number of Heavenly Visitation narratives. They are all different in some respects. Some folks might think that they are so different that the individuals must be visiting a different place. I don't feel that way. There's usually some things that are essentially the same. Virtually always, there's some aspect of the narrative that some group of Christians gets all up in arms about being unBiblical. I've never found any of the more convincing narratives that way, personally. I have observed that there's virtually...
  • Pressure mounts with 300 killed in Kenya (dozens burned alive in Church)

    01/02/2008 10:09:22 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 152+ views
    AP ^ | January 2, 2008 | KATHARINE HOURELD
    NAIROBI, Kenya - International pressure mounted on Kenya's leaders Wednesday to end postelection violence that has killed more than 300 people, including dozens burned alive as they sought refuge in a church. ADVERTISEMENT The killing of up to 50 ethnic Kikuyus as they sheltered in a church in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret fueled fears of deepening tribal conflict in what has been one of Africa's most stable democracies.The Kikuyu, Kenya's largest ethnic group, are accused of using their dominance of politics and business to the detriment of others. President Mwai Kibaki, who won a second term in the...
  • Whose soul is saved, and who gets roasted?

    11/18/2006 8:12:35 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 35 replies · 845+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 18, 2006 | JEFFREY WEISS
    Who does go to hell? Many people don't believe in hell at all. Non-Christian faiths have their own take, of course. Judaism, the religion that birthed Christianity, teaches of the eternal nature of the soul, a divine judgment, and a mostly undefined "World to Come." But specifics are left up to God. Islam is more like Christianity, with concrete traditions of paradise and hell. Who ends up where is a matter of how well the person submitted to God's will while alive. Hindus and Buddhists believe in karma and reincarnation, so the evil done in one life is atoned for...
  • Charis-maniac

    05/20/2003 4:18:33 PM PDT · by RMrattlesnake · 98 replies · 222+ views
    The Baptist Corpsman | april 2003 | Darren Morrison
    By Darren Morrison When I got saved it was not in what I would call a spiritually grounded church. But I did get saved according to scriptures, I did repent of my sin turning toward GOD and believing in the lord Jesus Christ. But I was taught early on that all churches were Good as long as they taught about Jesus. I mean to say that they accepted most doctrines but not all. They were critical of Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, but not much more than that. So I went to several churches. I wanted to get as much of...