Pentecostal Detective Five-fold Gospel

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Pentecostal Detective Five-fold Gospel 1. Jesus the Savior 2. Jesus the Sanctifier 3. Jesus the Spirit-Baptizer 4. Jesus the Healer 5. Jesus the Soon-coming King What are substantially at stake with these claims?

Jesus, “Yes”; Church, “No”?

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. 21 The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sister also (1 John 4: 18-21).

Church as the “People of God” Represents the “gathering of a new Israel”: 1. Continuous with the “church in the wilderness” 2. Distinguished in terms of the Promise-Fulfillment trajectory Paul uses this imagery to appeal its “universal” character without losing a temporal and historical aspect. As the people of God, the members are: 1. Redeemed from the variegated backgrounds 2. Joined to God in Jesus Christ (Participation in divine life) 3. Made one with Christ (Union with Christ) 4. Joined with one another by the Spirit (Indwelling of the Spirit) Church as the “Body of Christ” Known as the “body” of Christ: “We are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones” (Eph. 5:30) Denotes an “organic union” with Christ, i.e. the Head. The idea is that the life-giving “blood” flows into the body from the Head, the governing Center. As the “body” of Christ, members are also joined with one another and must be cultivated together as a single unit (I Cor. 12:13: “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body…) Denotes the “ethical” and “social” dimensions, whereby the “self-giving” love of Jesus Christ provides the narrative direction 1. Life: Obedience as “Faithful Witness” to the Truth 2. Death: ”Self-divestment” instead of “self-fulfillment”

Church as the “Bride of Christ”

The idea emphasized here is the “eschatological vision” for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Land, the church as the “missionary fellowship”) The union of marriage envisaged underscores the hope that “purifies” (1 John 3:3: “every man that has this hope purifies himself, even as He is pure”) It is the Christ whose blood provides for the church “a garment without spot or wrinkle” (Rev. 7:14; 19)–To be fitted for the Kingdom life. Church as the “Temple of the Holy Ghost”

The “temple of Holy Spirit” in 1 Corinthians 3 (Individual Believer) and 1 Corinthians 6 (the church)
Imagery of a building, but here made up of “living stones”
The Word as the adhesive to bind one another (e.g. the image of tissue interwoven with tissue). In this, Jesus Christ as the chief Cornerstone provides the “master narrative” for communal life.
The Spirit as the Source of life…
1. Indwells (Church as the dwelling place of God through the Spirit)
2. Sanctifies (The Spirit sanctifies the believers as “one” in Christ)
3. Empowers (The Spirit generates life through empowering presence, e.g. spiritual gifts, baptism with the Holy Spirit)

John Kissinger [09/28/2015 11:16 AM]
one has got to speak in tongues

Timothy Carter [09/28/2015 11:17 AM]
# 3

John Kissinger [09/28/2015 11:17 AM]

What is a “full gospel” ?

Timothy Carter [09/28/2015 11:22 AM]
I just read the post you site above thanks 🙂

John Kissinger [09/28/2015 11:23 AM]
This topic is now officially hot. Calling Christopher Hart

The ability to choose to backslide is peppered throughout God’s Word.

When a person Rejects the fact that it is possible to choose to turn away from God, that person has a serious, dangerous, misunderstanding of God’s Word.

2 Peter 2:20 (NKJV)
20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

Hebrews 2:1-3 (NKJV)
2 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

Matthew 24:11(NKJV)
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.

The Regeneration dilemma has been one separating vividly Pentecostalism with Charismatics. Repentance and faith precede regeneration. They cannot be defined by original sin (or any sin of that matter). The human will is to be viewed as one of the causes of regeneration which is post-salvific. Hence the need for sanctification! As long as one lives one may fall away from grace and lose salvation altogether.

I see these five as Biblical Truths. So, yes, they are applicable today. I know that some believers disagreed on one to four of these points. But, we must all agree with the most essential, “Jesus Christ is Savior.” Without belief in this point, person is not to be considered to be a believer. After all, this point ( Jesus Christ is Savior) is what being a Believer means. If a believer understands the other four points differently then the traditional Pentecostal Distinctives, S/he is no less a believer.

Well said. Do you feel the 5-fold gospel is still applicable today or should be simplified as others have already done. I can give lots of examples if needed…

“What are substantially at stake with the five gold Gospel”… Is probably not the best way to phrase my intent. I am trying to acknowledge that Pentecostals recognise these five as substantial Truth. But, not all believers agree. What is “at stake”, really on the line, when we embrace or reject these five? Is a believer putting Jesus or the Church at a disadvantage by embracing or reject ing these. –When I asked Troy Day, above, I was hoping to start a healthy discussion about the pros and cons of a believers veiw of these five.

Very nice. What did you mean by “What are substantially at stake”?

Yes, this is one of my post.

Troy Day, what do you mean, “What are substantially at stake”?

These five points are manifested as an outline of beliefs because they are Biblical. These truths are found all through the Word.

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