Assemblies of God and the Neo-Pentecostal Movement

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It is important to note the Assemblies of God #Pentecostal #Christian #CHURCH

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10 Comments

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Jon Ray

    Terry Wiles This topic seems to keep on coming up for some reason. Where can we find the video tapes Bronsweek and Pensicolla revivals used to send to AG churches teaching them how to “start” and “have” a revival in their respective locations? Does any AG library or archive have them?

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Terry Wiles

    Brownsville was Torontoism not AG. It is true many AG leaders supported it but my personal knowledge is that there was serious division at the top.

    The division resulted in them adopting verbatim Resolution 16 which rejects the ideology of Torontoism.

    I am not personally aware of any video tapes that were sent to churches. But there probably are some. Inside staff at Brownsville considered the show to be a huge “cash cow” (in their own words).

    Brownsville school of revival did have some manuals and teaching material but as you know there is very little that remains of the wild fire.

    I’m sure you can find some tapes on some of the heresy hunter websites but they have their own bias.

    Everyone I know who jumped in the river found it to be a very rocky ride. Many of them didn’t survive the whirlpool and their churches have not recovered.

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Jon Ray

    In June, the Assemblies of God issued a statement about revivals that, while not targeting the Florida Outpouring specifically, seems to caution people about it. For example, one guideline warned against Christians being “overly enamored with charismatic manifestations.” Third Wave-influenced ministers and materials has been invading otherwise, Lakeland meetings were also mimicked in Dudley, England and predictably by Gerald Coates who tried to copy the failed Pensacola revival in London There was also another Response Paper to Resolution 16 http://ag.org/top/beliefs/position_papers/pp_downloads/pp_endtime_revival.pdf

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Terry Wiles

    Yes, this is true. The official responses were all connected. Those were times of turmoil. Is certainly something to think about considering the current state or lack of existence of Brownsville and Lakeland.

    It’s sobering to remember that an Old Testament Prophet was told God is not always in the wind. The biblical word for wind refers to the Spirit of God, the spirit of man, or the spirit of evil. It is important to carefully manifest discernment.

  • Reply August 18, 2016

    Jon Ray

    Was article 16 preliminary or final on the study materials too?

  • Reply August 18, 2016

    Terry Wiles

    16 was preliminary at a general council in Orlando. It was presented and then referred to committee where it was first adopted as a white paper then appeared as a position paper where I believe it still stands today.

  • Reply August 18, 2016

    Mike Evans

    I spent time at Brownsville from the beginning. I pastored not too far from Pensacola at the time. The Church I was at was in a time of revival that began just before the revival in Brownsville. I am thankful that my son was able to experience such a powerful presence of God. I have seen several revivals in my ministry after that time as well. I am thankful that God has chosen to allow me to pastor such powerful events which brought souls into the Kingdom.
    We must be careful that it is not the manifestation that we chase but a deeper walk with Jesus. When we seek Him we will see the power of God in our lives. I believe this was always the emphasis at Brownsville. However, there were people who were attracted to the manifestations. This does not demean the fact that many people came to a knowledge of Jesus at that time. Many Christians who were cold were revived.
    I still pray today, “Lord, don’t let my last revival be my last revival.”
    I’ll not run from the true manifestation because someone counterfeits it. No one counterfeits the fake; no one prints monopoly money.
    We must test the spirits.

  • Reply August 19, 2016

    Brian Roden

    I think many times we try to continue in the flesh what was begun in the Spirit. That seems to be what happened with Pensacola. What God sent to that community at that time became a marketed product people tried to export.
    Same basic problem we see with church growth conferences. We hear what God did through evangelistic programs in a certain context, and try to replicate it in a different context by importing and implementing the programs wholesale without discerning how God is already working in our own communities.
    Lakeland (Todd Bentley) is a different story in my opinion. From things I heard from the early weeks of those meetings, the Holy Spirit made me feel things weren’t right. Sadly, those inklings turned out to be proven true in the end.

  • Reply August 19, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Does anyone has these Brownsville/Lakeland Revival tapes and or manuals which were sent to our AoG congregations? Thanks

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