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  • Meeting 200 Pentecostals, Pope Francis renews friendship, talks unity

    07/28/2014 2:52:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    The Boston Pilot ^ | July 28, 2014 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope Francis walks onstage with Giovanni Traettino, a Protestant pastor and his friend, in Caserta, Italy, July 28. Pope Francis said he knew people would be shocked that he would make such a trip outside of Rome to visit a group of Pentecostals, "but I went to visit my friends." (CNS photo/ L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- His voice breaking with emotion, Giovanni Traettino, a Pentecostal pastor in southern Italy and longtime friend of Pope Francis, welcomed the pope, "my beloved brother," to his partially built church in Caserta. Pope Francis said he knows some people were...
  • Pope Francis to visit Pentecostal church in Italy

    07/11/2014 5:57:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 11, 2014 | CINDY WOODEN
    The Pope's visit to the church is likely to be 'extremely quick' (CNS) Pope Francis will pay a brief “private visit” to the Italian church of a Pentecostal pastor he knew from Argentina, a Vatican spokesman has said.The visit to the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation in Caserta, about 130 miles south of Rome, “is under study and likely would take place July 26″, said Fr Federico Lombardi.Fr Lombardi said the Pope knew the church’s pastor, Giovanni Traettino, from Buenos Aires, where the Pentecostal pastor participated in ecumenical events with Catholics, especially Catholics belonging to the charismatic renewal movement. The then-Cardinal...
  • Pope Francis Joins the 'Samba School' of Charismatic Catholicism

    06/05/2014 3:25:27 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 06/05/2014 | R. Andrew Chesnut
    Pope Francis's spirited participation in the 37th Annual Convocation of the Charismatic movements along with some 50,000 Catholics at Rome's Olympic Stadium leaves no doubt that he is the first ever Charismatic pope... Like their Pentecostal brethren who inspired the movement, Catholic Charismatics practice a form of Christianity centered on the transformative role of the Holy Spirit in their lives.... While the Catholic Charismatic Renewal enjoyed papal endorsements from both of Francis's predecessors, the Argentine pope became the first to attend an annual Charismatic convocation. Verbally, the dynamic pope called the Charismatic Renewal "a great force" for the Catholic Church,...
  • Deacon Alex Jones: "No Price Too High"

    05/19/2014 11:52:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Da Mihi Animas ^ | May 19, 2014
    The conversion of Alex Jones is a powerful story and a book from Ignatius Press!  I came across the video and was reminded of the story. You can read more below. The following comes from the Deacons Bench Blog:One of the more celebrated Catholic converts -- and a recently ordained deacon, by the way -- is former evangelical Alex Jones. He now spends much of his time traveling the country, talking about his journey back to the Church. And a paper in Fort Wayne, Indiana profiles him this weekend: Ten years ago, Alex Jones was the charismatic preacher of...
  • Prophetic Movement Pioneer Bill Hamon Celebrates 60 Years in Ministry

    05/16/2014 7:43:20 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 2 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 5/16/2014 | Charisma Magazine Staff
    Dr. Bill Hamon, known around the world as the pioneer and father of the prophetic movement, is celebrating 60 years of ministry and 80 years of living. This will take place at Christian International's 27th annual International Gathering of Apostles & Prophets, October 21-24, 2014 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Hamon and his wife Evelyn are celebrating their 59th year of marriage, from which they have raised three childrenall in the ministry with themand have 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Hamon believes his first 30 years of ministry (1954-1984) was preparation for his second 30 years of ministry (1984-2014)....
  • John Piper Responds to Pastor David Yonggi Cho's Conviction for Embezzling $12M

    04/05/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/05/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    When asked about the conviction of David Yonggi Cho, founder of world's largest Pentecostal congregation in South Korea, for embezzling $12 million from his church, popular pastor John Piper took the opportunity to warn pastors in the U.S. who might "love money," in a recent message."With every public dishonoring of Christ, every public dishonoring of His Word and His Gospel, and His Church, it makes me angry and it makes me sorrowful," said Piper in a recent episode of Ask Pastor John.Yonggi Cho who pastors Yoido Full Gospel Church and oversees a network of churches numbering 800,000, was found...
  • POPE FRANCIS, PENTECOSTALS, AND FRIENDSHIP

    02/26/2014 1:55:25 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    First Things ^ | February 26, 2014 | Dale M. Coulter
    Pope Francis’ recent address to a conference of prosperity-preaching ministers sponsored by Kenneth Copeland has many people talking. On the one hand, there are those who have expressed deep concern and dismay about this event. They wonder what ecclesial status Tony Palmer—a longtime friend of the pope’s who arranged the meeting—has, why the pope of the poor chose a prosperity-preaching Word of Faith group out of all the possible choices, and what the future implications might be. On the other hand, there are those who have rejoiced and hold out the possibility that this may yet produce some positive fruit. I...
  • Snake Salvation Reality Star Dies From Snake Bite

    02/16/2014 10:57:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 142 replies
    TVGuide ^ | February 16, 2014
    Jamie Coots, a Kentucky pastor who starred on National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation a reality show about Pentecostal preachers who handle serpents as part of their services died Saturday after being bitten by one of the snakes, Kentucky's WBIR reports.
  • 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,"...
  • Brazilian Evangelical Caucus Condemns Venezuelan Dictator for Homophobia

    04/06/2013 10:05:52 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian Evangelical Caucus Condemns Venezuelan Dictator for Homophobia By Julio Severo Rep. Joo Campos (PSDB-GO), who heads the Evangelical Parliamentary Caucus in the Brazilian Congress, introduced a proposition against Venezuelan dictator Nicols Maduro. Nicols Maduro The proposition, which condemns the dictator for homophobia, was passed unanimously March 4 in the Human Rights Committee (HRC) of the Brazilian House of Representatives, where Pentecostal minister Marco Feliciano is the president. As reported by GospelPrime, Campos proposition came in answer to the recent demonstrations against the permanence of Feliciano in the HRC presidency. The demonstrations have been provoked by the ruling Workers...
  • Protestant scholar lauds Benedict's ecumenical strides

    02/24/2013 4:49:04 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Pope Benedict XVI. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. Pasadena, Calif., Feb 24, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict has been a leader devoted to ecumenical efforts, according to a professor of Christian history and ecumenism at Fuller Theological Seminary, a Protestant school in Pasadena, Calif. “I have appreciated his commitment to ecumenism,” Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., who is also a minister in the Assemblies of God, an ecclesial community in the Pentecostal tradition, told CNA Feb. 19. Robeck participated in the third inter-faith gathering at Assisi with Pope Benedict in 2011, and corresponded with him when he was still prefect of...
  • Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?

    02/10/2013 4:45:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 117 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2-4-13 | Michael Brown
    I was at the grocery store the other day when I was unexpectedly confronted with an adult-oriented magazine located right next to the vitamin section. I immediately had to look away from the front cover, which featured a scantily clad, seductively posed, sex symbol. Yet it was only a few weeks ago that I read an article about how this same sex symbol loves to speak in tongues and has to restrain herself from outbursts in tongues while attending church services. What? This is actually a perfect illustration of American charismatic Christianity, where you can say you love Jesus (like...
  • Is Sarah Palin Building A Catholic Support Base For a 2016 Run?

    01/28/2013 2:31:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Palin4President 2016 ^ | January 26, 2013 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    McCain Suggest A Pro-Life Catholic Could Have Won In 2012 Update; "The Catholic Bandita" AT THIS LINK headlines "best wishes to Sarah Palin as she leaves Fox news". An interesting take as full support to Sarah is given as a person but not politically because of her endorsement of Rand Paul in his senate race. I would be confident the political support would return if Sarah ran though. *************************************************************** Original post; If Sarah Palin's latest Tweets and the announcement of her next speaking engagement are examined it is very clear that the religious aspect of her focus has, at least...
  • Pentecostalism and Its Impact

    IntroductionIn writing this analysis, it is important to note that the Pentecostal movement is diverse and heterogeneous. Some charismatic Christian groups are extremely adhoc and fluid in technique, such as the Wesley and quasi Pentecostal-Baptists churches, whilst other groups are more organized and rigid. For example, the United Pentecostal Church, other so-called independent "Oneness" Pentecostals and at times the Assemblies of God. And as a result, the diversity of Pentecostal movements must be taken into account when reading this analysis. This paper attempts to examine the main differences between mainstream fundamentalist and/or evangelical Christianity and the Pentecostal movement. As a...
  • Jewish leaders offended by ceremony at Georgia megachurch dubbing {Baptist} preacher a king

    02/05/2012 2:01:15 AM PST · by Cronos · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3 Feb 2012 | APD
    Jewish leaders are criticizing a ceremony that involved a controversial megachurch leader being wrapped in a religious scroll and exalted as a “king” to the applause of his parishioners. The video from a service last Sunday at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church shows Rabbi Ralph Messer, a Messianic preacher, instructing two men to slowly wrap Bishop Eddie Long in a large scroll that’s purported to be the Torah.“It doesn’t matter where you go, how you try to attack him. He’s sealed,” Messer proclaims, before the scroll is opened to reveal a teary-eyed Long. Moments later, Long was seated in...
  • Paula White's attorney denies that an Eddie Long-style 'coronation' will take place

    02/05/2012 12:32:34 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Florida Courier ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Florida Courier
    In a Saturday phone call to Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II, Daniel Beirute, attorney for Florida-based televangelist Paula White, denied that White would be 'coronated' as was Bishop Eddie Long in a widely ridiculed ceremony that went viral on Youtube. "The allegation stated in your article, that 'Rabbi Ralph Messer is coming to New Destiny Christian Center to make Paula White a queen during a Super Bowl Sunday service' is entirely false," Beirute wrote in a later email. "There is not a single shred of truth in it, and we cannot fathom where such ridiculous fantasy...
  • Local (Vegas) pastor arrested in Mexico for sexuasl assault

    02/05/2012 12:20:28 AM PST · by Cronos · 71 replies
    Henderson Press ^ | 29 Jan 2012 | Carla Zvosec
    ="itemFullText"> Otis Holland, 55, a Las Vegas pastor wanted on charges of having sex with underage girls, was captured on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Mexico. Holland disappeared from the Henderson area in June, after an arrest warrant was issued for him by the Henderson Police. The warrant was for 11 counts of sexual assault of a victim under the age of 16, one count of child abuse and conspiracy to commit a crime. On a recent airing of Fox-TV's America's Most Wanted, the pastor's crimes were broadcast, bringing in a tip from a viewer who saw the program. The information...
  • Youth pastor accused of sexually abusing boy for 10 years

    02/04/2012 12:13:50 AM PST · by Cronos · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 26 Jan 2012 | Wayne K Roustan
    A Broward teenager is accusing a Fort Lauderdale youth pastor of sexually molesting him for the past 10 years, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Jeffery London, 48, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Lauderdale Lakes after returning from conducting Bible study at the Bible Church of God in Fort Lauderdale, sheriff's officials said. The accuser, now 18 years old, recently told a friend from church that he had been abused repeatedly over the decade he lived with London. The alleged victim's mother had left him in London's care when he was 8 after she faced financial difficulties,...
  • T.D. Jakes says he has embraced doctrine of the Trinity {leaves Oneness Pentecostal} - Ecumenical

    01/30/2012 2:42:41 AM PST · by Cronos · 41 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 27 Jan 2012 | Michael Foust
    T.D. Jakes says he has moved away from a "Oneness" view of the Godhead to embrace an orthodox definition of the Trinity -- and that some in the Oneness Pentecostal movement now consider him a heretic.,... Oneness Pentecostalism denies the Trinity and claims that instead of God being three persons, He is one person. In Oneness Pentecostalism, there is no distinction between the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. It is also called "modalism," . 'It is encouraging to see T.D. Jakes moving away from the heresy of modalism. However, we should pray for him and exhort him privately and...
  • Counting Christian Noses (The growing Pentecostalization of Christianity)

    01/12/2012 12:58:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 01/12/2012 | Peter Berger
    In December 2011 the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (Washington) issued A Report on the Size and Distribution of the Worlds Christian Population. Some of the data were developed in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (South Hamilton, Massachusetts). The two institutions are responsible for the bulk of reliable statistical information on religion worldwide. They are directed, respectively, by Luis Lugo and Todd Johnson. I happen to know these two gentlemen quite well. They are the religious nose counters par excellence. Ask them how many Lutherans there are in Mongolia, and how many Buddhists...
  • More Than 1 in 4 Christians Are Pentecostal, Charismatic

    12/22/2011 4:48:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/22/2011 | By Brittany Smith
    The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life published a demographic report this week on the size and distribution of the world's Christian population and revealed that Pentecostals and charismatics make up more than a quarter of all Christians. Using estimates from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the report also showed that together Pentecostals and charismatics make up more than 8 percent of the worlds total population. The study defines Pentecostals as members of Pentecostal denominations that teach that all Christians should seek a post-conversion religious experience called the baptism of...
  • Baptists, Pentecostals seek common ground

    12/21/2011 9:01:24 AM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Word and Way ^ | December 20, 2011 | Bob Allen
    Leaders of two large Christian traditions held preliminary conversations Dec. 13-15 to lay groundwork for ecumenical dialogue between Baptists and Pentecostals around the world. Delegations from the Baptist World Alliance and Pentecostal World Fellowship set guidelines for anticipated multi-year meetings to pursue closer ties between two groups..Pentecostals are members of Protestant denominations or independent churches that hold the teaching that all Christians should seek a post-conversion religious experience called the baptism of the Holy Spirit. They believe that people who experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit may receive one or more spiritual gifts, including the abilities to prophesy or...
  • Ex-Pentecostal preacher leads services {convert to Catholicism} - Ecumenical thread

    09/19/2011 4:10:22 AM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | 16 September 2011 | Phil Anderson
    You don't often find a Pentecostal preacher who converts to Catholicism, but it does happen. To hear a first-hand account of just such a transformation, you may want to check out a special mission series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3601 S.W. 17th. The featured speaker for all three nights will be the Rev. Alex Jones, a former Pentecostal preacher from Detroit who became a Roman Catholic a decade ago after studying the early church. Jones is now an ordained deacon in the Catholic church. After his conversion, 62 people...
  • The Journey Home - August 22, 2011 - Former Pentecostal - Brent Stubbs

    08/27/2011 7:41:09 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    EWTN via YouTube ^ | 08.2.11 | Marcus Grodi
    Journey Home - 08-22-2011 - Former Pentecostal - Marcus Grodi with Brent Stubbs Pentecostal Convert: Brent Stubbs The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi LIVE - Mondays 8 PM ET Encore Tuesday 1 AM ET & 9 AM ET, Thursday 2 PM ET, Saturday 11 PM ET Host Marcus Grodi is also the founder of The Coming Home Network International. The purpose of the Coming Home Network International (CHNetwork) is to provide fellowship, encouragement, and support to men and women who are considering becoming Catholic and those who have already come home. In particular, the Coming Home Network seeks...
  • Pint-sized preacher, 4, is a sermon sensation

    08/24/2011 3:49:21 AM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Scott Stump
    Kanon Tipton is a preacher who has become a YouTube sensation, brought congregations to their feet, and appeared in a television special. Yet he still has other challenges ahead like starting the first grade. Dubbed the worlds youngest preacher, the 4-year-old from Mississippi has galvanized audiences in person and online, where videos of his energetic sermons have been viewed more than four million times. He is merely the latest in line in his family, precociously following in the footsteps of his Pentecostal preacher grandfather and father.Tipton and his parents, Damon and Kandi, spoke with TODAYs Savannah Guthrie in the...
  • Uttar Pradesh: 5 Pentecostal pastors and faithful arrested on false charges

    07/17/2011 1:40:21 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    Asianews ^ | 16 Jul 2011 | Asianews
    Police have arrested three pastors of a Pentecostal group, the Gospel Messengers Team (GMT) and the couple who hosted them: the episode occurred on July 13 in Bighapur, Unna district in Uttar Pradesh, on false charges of having tried to convert people of other religions, even by force. On the morning of July 13 about 150 faithful gathered at the house of Om Prakash for the regular weekly prayer, led by pastors AB Singh, Ganga Prasad and Robert of GMT. At about 11, about 75 people led by Himesh Dixit, Subhash Bajpai and Chinh Patel, known leaders of the Hindu...
  • At troubled Crystal Cathedral, a tale of two ministries

    07/09/2011 3:24:39 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Jun. 30, 2011 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG AND NICOLE SANTA CRUZ
    The two lines begin forming outside the Crystal Cathedral before 9 on Sunday mornings. It is a mostly immigrant crowd - Mexicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, among others - and they stand patiently, unfurling umbrellas against the sun. When the doors open for the 9:30 English-language service, the lines don't budge. It isn't for a lack of seats inside - so few people are there that cameramen have trouble finding crowd shots for the "Hour of Power" television program, which has been broadcast from the Garden Grove megachurch since 1970.
  • {Pentecostal} Assemblies of God Growing Faster Than U.S. Population

    07/09/2011 12:18:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2 Jul 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 baptism,...
  • Global Study: Growing Pentecostal Churches Have Social Mission {+Catholics} - Ecumenical Thread

    07/04/2011 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Voa news ^ | 1 July 2011 | Mike O'Sullivan
    Researchers say Pentecostals and charismatics - Catholics and others who share in Pentecostal practices - make up one-quarter of the worlds Christians, with the greatest numbers in the developing world. A new study finds the fastest-growing Pentecostal churches are tackling social problems in their communities...Professor Donald Miller of the University of Southern Californias Center for Religion and Civic Culture said churches like this are booming around the world. He has visited many, from a Catholic charismatic congregation in India to a Pentecostal assembly in Singapore.This Catholic charismatic congregation in Brazil is part of a huge movement in the country, where...
  • Pentecostal conference highlights Christian tradition from

    06/24/2011 10:55:16 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    News OK ^ | 25 Jun 2011 | Carla Hinton
    A large conference of Pentecostals whose Christian tradition is rooted in India is set for Thursday through July 3 at Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. The Rev. Thomas Mathew, one of the event's coordinators, said between 5,000 and 6,000 people from across the United States and Canada are expected to attend the Pentecostal Conference of North American Keralites, now in its 29th year. Mathew, senior pastor of First India Pentecostal Church, 1001 N Council, said the event was created to gather together natives of the state of Kerala, India, and their descendants who are part of the Pentecostal...
  • {Pentecostal} Pastor hangs

    06/22/2011 3:56:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 53 replies
    peace fm online ^ | 21 Jun 2011 | pfm
    PASTOR Kwame Anim, president and general overseer of Pentecostal Fire Ministry, a burgeoning charismatic church at Denkyemuoso in the Kwadaso District of the Ashanti Region, has taken his life under a bizarre circumstance. The 46-year-old pastor, who was a native of Apirede in the Eastern Region, was said to have committed the abominable act in one of the uncompleted rooms in his house at 4.00am Tuesday, a few hours after retiring to bed. This is the second time a man of God is allegedly taking his life, as a Baptist priest had allegedly blown his head off in a similar...
  • Aimee Semple McPherson evangelist scandal rocked Los Angeles 85 years ago {Foursquare Pentecostal}

    06/02/2011 7:21:10 AM PDT · by Cronos · 37 replies
    Southern California Public Radio ^ | 18 May 2011 | Cheryl Devall
    When the famous falter, people pay attention. Thats as true today as it was 85 years ago, when the most prominent evangelist of the day suddenly vanished. Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared from Los Angeles on this date in 1926. The woman at the center of this mystery seemed to have everything beauty, eloquence, the fame that accompanied one of the first major multimedia ministries. Pentecostal minister Aimee Semple McPherson established the 5,000-seat Angelus Temple based on her Foursquare Gospel. She built her ministry over years of tent revivals, newspaper columns, radio broadcasts and charismatic flourishes that included faith healing...
  • The Uganda Anti-Gay Bill's U.S. Roots {starts as a Barf alert, but...}

    05/13/2011 3:56:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11 May 2011 | Michelle Goldberg
    But why would people furious about corruption, rising prices, and political authoritarianism care about homosexuality, which is already illegal in Uganda? The answer lies in another country where politics are often hijacked by anti-gay demagogueryour own..... But the political scapegoating of gays and lesbians is a relatively recent phenomenon, one deliberately exported by the American right.Martin Ssempa, a Pentecostal preacher who has championed the bill, was a protg of Rick Warren and, during the Bush administration, a recipient of at least $90,000 of American aid earmarked for abstinence promotion.Yet the ideology underlying the bill comes from American conservatives. It is...
  • Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal (really?)

    03/27/2011 12:46:06 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 787 replies · 2+ views
    The Maccabean ^ | 27 March 2011 | Fr. Chori Jonathin Seraiah (Anglican)
    Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal (really?) If you believe that the clergy sex abuse scandal is a "Catholic" phenomenon, then (sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but...) you are likely another example that Americans usually hear what they want to hear, prefer to believe what makes them happy, and accept things that the pagan media tells them without discernment.
  • Why Presbyterians have historically disbelieved in tongues (Pentecostalism and Presbyterian views)

    01/25/2011 6:54:48 AM PST · by Cronos · 463 replies
    examiner ^ | August 15th, 2009 5:41 pm CT | Daniel Townsend
    ...This brings us to the Presbyterian Church, which has historically held that the gift of tongues was limited to the generation of Christs apostles and has since then ceased ....The Presbyterian position on tongues, as well as the sensational gifts (interpretation of tongues, healing, prophecy, miracles, etc) differs sharply from the Pentecostal view at a fundamental philosophical level...Unlike Pentecostals, Presbyterians do not look at the events of Acts as being normative for what the church should expect to experience in every generation. To the contrary, Presbyterians interpret Acts as the history of the birth of the church, not a pattern...
  • From Pastor to Parishioner: My Love for Christ Led Me Home

    01/04/2011 4:22:02 AM PST · by NYer · 171 replies
    catholic.com ^ | Drake McCalister
    If you grew up Catholic, it may be difficult for you to relate to those who profess faith in Jesus but whose stomachs turn at the thought of being Catholic. It might seem odd that the Catholic theology youve grown up with is seen by others as an offense to God. I was one of the stomach turners. There are days that I wake up and I still cant believe Im Catholic. I grew up in the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, usually referred to as Foursquare. Foursquare is a Pentecostal denomination that began in the 1920s and is...
  • SHOULD A BAPTIST CHURCH EMBRACE PENTECOSTALISM?

    11/23/2010 12:14:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 355 replies · 1+ views
    PB Ministries ^ | 20-Oct-2010 | Laurence A Justice
    Right now there are churches in almost every country which call themselves Baptists on the sign out front who, nevertheless, arc not Baptists, but in reality are Pentecostal churches. ....Pentecostalism is the belief that the miraculous gifts or signs which the Lord gave to the Apostles and others in the early churches have not ceased, but are still available and are still being exercised by todays Christians. Pentecostalism claims that God still gives these miraculous gifts to men today. Lists of these gifts can be found in Mark 16:17-18 and 1 Corinthians 12:8-11. ..Gods extraordinary gifts are called this in...
  • Black church leaders say priests misdeeds should not overshadow Catholic great deeds

    04/25/2010 12:18:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 279+ views
    cna ^ | April 25, 2010
    Pentecostal Bishop Alphonso Scott. St. Louis, Mo., Apr 25, 2010 / 08:01 am (CNA).- The misdeeds of a few priests who have committed atrocities should not overshadow the great deeds done by priests and religious of the Catholic Church, two leading African American ministers from St. Louis have said.Writing in the St. Louis American were Pentecostal Bishop Alphonso Scott of the Lively Stone Church of God and Bishop Jesse Battle of the House of Deliverance Church. They are respectively president and vice-president of the Ecumenical Leadership Council, which represents hundreds of predominantly African American churches in Missouri.Noting the headlines...
  • No Bail For Jesus One Touch (pastor in court on incest with minor charges)

    03/11/2010 1:17:58 AM PST · by Cronos · 3 replies · 403+ views
    Peace FM ^ | 10-Mar-2010 | Peace FM
    Nana Kwesi Yirenkyi, Head pastor of Jesus Blood Prophetic Ministry at Oblogo in Accra, was put before court on a charge of incest yesterday. He was refused bail. Counsel for the accused, popularly known as Jesus One Touch; prayed the court, presided over by Mrs Georgina Mensah-Datsa, to grant his client bail contending that he leads a large congregation and has a fixed abode. But the judge turned down the lawyers plea and remanded Pastor Yirenkyi to appear again on March 17. Prophet Yirenkyi was arrested by the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Police Service at...
  • (Pentecostal)Word Faith Theology and Mormonism

    03/05/2010 3:35:09 AM PST · by Cronos · 130 replies · 910+ views
    The Watchman Expositor ^ | 4-Mar-2010 | Watchman Fellowship
    Teaching that God, who is pure spirit (John 4:24), has His own spirit body is to teach something definitely not found in Scripture. There is no biblical basis for such a teaching. This teaching would be more in line with Mormonism than orthodox Christianity. Kenneth Copeland teaches that God created the Universe, and everything therein, out of a spiritual substance known as faith, by forming a mental picture of the creation in "the insides of Him," then by using words as containers for His "faith," projected the image outwardly into the reality of creation. For example, in his tape, Spirit,...
  • EWTN - NO PRICE TOO HIGH - Pentecostal minister Alex Jones story

    03/03/2010 10:14:34 AM PST · by NYer · 256 replies · 1,958+ views
    EWTN ^ | March 3, 2010
    NO PRICE TOO HIGH (1 hr) The profound conversion story of a Protestant minister who brought his congregation with him into the Catholic Church. The viewer will discover the sacrificial yet triumphant journey of a man of deep integrity and love for Christ.Wed 3/3/10 10:00 PM ET / 7 PM PT Sat 3/6/10 5:00 AM ET / 2 AM PT Pastor and Flock Convert to CatholicismJUDY ROBERTSWhen Pentecostal minister Alex Jones came into the Church this past Easter he was not alone. He brought much of his congregation in with him. When Pentecostal minister Alex Jones came into the Church...
  • Palin's God vs. Obama's God

    11/27/2009 6:04:46 PM PST · by freedomyes · 1 replies · 471+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | Nov 27 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Obama's so-called holy writ is the abominable Koran. His hope for eternity is unknown; but if he becomes a suicide bomber for Allah, he will be guaranteed pronto a score of virgins for everlasting. His hope for the present seems to be his reliance upon Islam's Koran furthered by his clandestine support of Islam World Rule via czars and a shadow government given to overthrowing our Republic.
  • SALLY QUINN DOESNT GET SARAH PALINS FAITH

    11/20/2009 4:36:08 AM PST · by freedomyes · 24 replies · 996+ views
    TownHall ^ | Nov 19 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    When Bill OReilly asked Sally Quinn questions regarding Sarah Palins faith on The Factor, Quinn was all over the answer board.
  • WOMEN ENDORSING PALIN? IT'LL BE SLICE-N-DICE

    11/19/2009 3:39:52 PM PST · by freedomyes · 47 replies · 1,377+ views
    MichNews.com ^ | Nov 19 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Women should support women. Thats what feminists preach. They write it as a part of their creed. Its basic. Not however when it comes to Sarah Palin. She will not get the support of Americas women in total. Not on your life.
  • Palin to Rightly Divide USA all the More

    11/19/2009 3:59:19 AM PST · by freedomyes · 24 replies · 999+ views
    The Magic City Morning Star ^ | Nov 19 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Sarah Palin, if running for President, surely will divide this Republic all the more into two definite segments-fiercely opposing segments. Already we have two primary segments: believers and secularists. Believers are those moralists who hold to the God of the Bible, particularly the New Testament God in Christ. It may be via Roman Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, Orthodox Christians, or non-church members who hold to biblical ethics. Secularists are exampled by Joy Behar on The View. She is with conviction a non-believer who holds that this life is all there is. No deity. No hereafter. No judgment accountability. This is it;...
  • PALIN TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE USA ALL THE MORE

    11/18/2009 6:57:26 PM PST · by freedomyes · 6 replies · 684+ views
    TownHall ^ | Nov 18 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Already we have two primary segments: believers and secularists. Believers are those moralists who hold to the God of the Bible, particularly the New Testament God in Christ. It may be via Roman Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, Orthodox Christians, or non-church members who hold to biblical ethics. Secularists are exampled by Joy Behar on The View. She is with conviction a non-believer who holds that this life is all there is. No deity. No hereafter. No judgment accountability. This is it; write your own (im)morals.
  • PALINS PENTECOSTAL FAITH: LIBERALS WILL POUNCE

    11/18/2009 6:59:38 AM PST · by freedomyes · 32 replies · 726+ views
    PALINS PENTECOSTAL FAITH: LIBERALS WILL POUNCE ^ | Nov 18 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    She is not only Christian in the biblical definition, but also evangelical when it comes to tags. And not only evangelical, but charismatic/pentecostal. That issue alone will swab the deck. The atheists, agnostics and generic secularists will warp and woof. They will holler and screech. They will write and scrawl. They will pull up the sewer tops from every evangelical and pentecostal persona in the past century. Further, they will take especially the pentecostal beliefs and strew them from coast to coast, then every continent. They will misplace them, misstate them, malign them and nail them to hells front door.
  • Baptismal Complexes- The Sacrament of Baptism, Part 2

    08/08/2009 6:05:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 594+ views
    ncr ^ | August 9, 2009 | Mark Shea
    It seems to be a basic rule of the universe that whenever something is simple the devil tries to complexificate it and whenever something is complex the devil is always insisting that it should be simple.So it is only in keeping with this pattern that something as simple as baptism should have generated so much unbelievable complexity over so simple and powerful a rite.It would appear at first glance that there is nothing to performing baptisms. All you need is sufficient water (just a few drops will do) to run on the skin and somebody (anyone will do) to say,...
  • The God Chasers; The Shack; He Loves Me; Quix Commentary on 3 books

    07/14/2009 11:41:13 PM PDT · by Quix · 180 replies · 4,707+ views
    Quix & books listed ^ | 15 JUL 2009, 2000 | Quix, Tommy Tenney, William P Young, Wayne Jacobsen,
    The God Chasers by Tommy Tenney Book Excerpt & Commentary I recently finished THE SHACK by William P Young and HE LOVES ME by Wayne Jacobsen. I found both of them deeply moving, Biblical, edifying and helpful in drawing me closer to God. Subsequently, a Navy Friend/ Christian Bro of 30+ years read me the riot act about THE SHACK. I found his rants about heresy completely without substance. Turns out he had not read it. Sheesh. It is, after all, a NOVEL! And, I found it exceedingly Biblical. Some important Biblical truths, doctrines are affirmed with a sentence...
  • The Purpose of Pentecost: and the New Missionary Age of the Church

    05/31/2009 3:39:58 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 1 replies · 369+ views
    CatholicOnline ^ | 5/31/09 | Deacon Keith A. Fournier
    Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. As we came to the close of the last millennium there were groups within the Christian community who claimed to have a special connection with the encounter that the early followers of Jesus had in the upper room on that great and glorious day. A modern Pentecostal movement was born. Out of it, much good has come. The Second Vatican Council in the Catholic Church began with a prayer for a...