In the late 1800 a renewal of the Pentecostal Revival broke out.
It was August 18, 1886, in a crude meeting house on the Tennessee-North Carolina border, where the Church of God traces its roots. There, a group of eight sincere Christians had a deep desire for a closer relationship and their life with Christ. Twenty-one years after the formation of the Christian Union that evening at the Barney Creek Meeting House, the growing movement would establish themselves permanently as the Church of God. We were not alone in this Pentecostal outpouring.
Charles Page [10/06/2015 5:39 PM]
67 years later they were still going strong.
Luchen Bailey [10/06/2015 9:14 PM]
Thank you, Friday I will post a follow up to my post by Dr. David Roebuck
Alan N Carla Smith [10/09/2015 10:57 AM]
I’ve been taught and told that CoG traces it roots back to Barney Creek, HOWEVER I have yet one CoG person show me HOW they trace and/or track those roots. Can Luchen or Charles give some guidance? I even asked a few men at COGHQ and no such luck.
Charles Page [10/09/2015 11:23 AM]
I visited Tellico Plains a couple days and found a shop with the original Barney Creek Millstone. The shop owner said the millstone at The Theological Seminary was a replica. He also directed me to the original Baptist Church that Spurlings left. I visited that Church in their Sunday Service. It seems the roots are clear through talking to RG Spurling and W F Bryant and the original member that were interviewed.
I don’t see how a question could be asked about the originality from the many and varied interviews.
Alan N Carla Smith [10/09/2015 11:40 AM]
really?? I have never heard of
Luchen Bailey [10/09/2015 10:38 PM]
Alan,.Dr. Roebuck can give you the material you ask for. Dr. David Roebuck Ph.D. Dr. Roebuck is the Director of the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center & Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity Lee University. This is the web. Trust you get what you are looking for. firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan N Carla Smith [10/09/2015 10:40 PM]
Thx gentlemen. I’ll look into it
Charles Page [10/09/2015 11:04 PM]
You can also read Charles Conn’s book, “Like a mighty Army”
Luchen Bailey [10/10/2015 7:09 AM]
Thanks Charles, I forgot about Dr. Conn’s book.
Charles Page [10/10/2015 12:28 PM]
I can’t wait to get Wade Phillips history of the CoG
David Roebuck [10/10/2015 1:45 PM]
Two books add new material that is very important to understanding the early history of the Churrch of God. James Beaty’s book, “R.G. Spurling and the Early History of the Church of God” gives a good history of the Spurlings and includes all of the primary sources of the period. Wade Phillips’ “Quest to Restore God’s House” is the most inclusive history of the early Church of God.
Link Hudson [10/10/2015 1:59 PM]
There was a movement with somewhat Pentecostal theology in the UK in the 1830’s. It turned into something highly liturgical, kind of like a denominational NAR.