By Douglas Jacobsen
Pentecostalism has skilled explosive progress over the last century. This reader examines the tips that introduced the circulation and fueled its growth around the globe. A common creation to the publication describes the heritage and theology of the early Pentecostal circulate and its importance to the modern Christian international. a short biography introduces all the sixteen influential leaders whose voices are recorded here.
Vivid and full of life contributions are integrated 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 total spectrum of the early Pentecostalmovement.
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28–29. 17–18. I. Cor. 22–26; and I Cor. 1–5. Paul speaks as if it were very common for women to preach and prophesy. ” (I. Cor. 9; Eph. ) Paul worked with the women in the gospel more than any of the apostles; Priscilla and Phebe traveled with Paul preaching and building up the churches. ” (Rom. ) This shows that she had authority to do business in the churches and that she had been successful in winning souls to Christ. He is not ashamed to say she had encouraged him; he speaks in the highest praise of a number of sisters who had been faithful workers in the work of the Lord, who had risked their lives in the effort to save souls, and not he alone, but all the churches of the Gentiles sent their thanks.
We said: God has the real of which these sorceries are the counterfeit. We found Him who bare our sicknesses (Matt. 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.
He maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty deep. His glory is for his people. He wants to bestow it upon them. O, that his people should reject it! O, that he should come unto his own, and his own receive him not! God has ever desired to manifest himself unto his children. In the ancient days he made himself known in various manifestations of his power. He descended upon mount Sinai in fire and smoke, and a cloud of glory covered the mount; his voice was heard in the thunder; he revealed himself in the lightning; he went before Israel in a cloudy pillar by day, and hovered over them in a pillar of fire by night, and the glory of his presence was with them.
A Reader in Pentecostal Theology: Voices from the First Generation by Douglas Jacobsen