Modern progressive ministers and churches

Modern progressive ministers and churches
Posted by Melvin Harter in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Modern progressive ministers/churches in the CoG seem to be moving away from the name CoG on their churches. Many have created a new name which does not directly identify with the CoG denomination. I recall Dr. Ray H. Hughes strongly speaking against this; however, it appears to no effect.

11 Comments

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Rick Wadholm Jr

    This seems to be the trend for many denominational churches.

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Cleatis Jeffcoat

    I oppose that trend. If I wear a label, or have that covering, I should not hide or deceive who I am and fellowship with. That deceptive to the people and community..

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Charles Page

    Melvin, I remember that era under Ray Hughes. I agree Cleatis.

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    James T Guyton

    Very true love Ray H with with all my heart but he was wrong on this. I think he saw this in his latter years. But no greater preacher than he was a true Prince among preachers.

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Melvin Harter

    Just as there is a revolting in the political arena, is there a similarity in the ecclesiastical realm as well?

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Charles Page

    heavy revolution in Ecclesiastical realm
    This why the General overseer had to stand back while Kenneth Copeland re-mantled Steven Lowery. It was an usurpation of denominational order. It was a hostile take-over. This is a massive move and will even increase and get worse.
    Dominionism

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Melvin Harter

    Wow. I was wondering why Kenneth Copeland was there at all? I have never known TL Lowery to be good friends with him.

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Timothy Nail

    I think having the organization name on the church in some places could be hurtful and some places helpful. The spirit often behind its absence is out of a spirit of rebellion or a rebel spirit and sometimes it is out of shame (why be in an organization you are ashamed of?) and often people want to be distanced from Pentecost. When I pastored the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Pensacola we did not have Pentecostal Holiness on the sign although we did have IPHC but that town is so heavily Oneness that people thought we were Oneness when we had Pentecostal Holiness on the sign. People didn’t come for that reason and Oneness people that did visit obviously did not stay. In South Carolina the name in the sign is a plus.

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    James T Guyton

    It is a matter of theological believe and the accommodationist philosophy is probably in name only. As far as Copeland is concerned I think it means nothing. God is still at work and the Spirit choices who he wills. Impartaion not so much

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    I thought if you changed the name that somewhere on the sign you had to at least reference “a Church of God congregation”, or at least use the cross and flame logo.

  • Reply June 18, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    HOW? Destroy the foundations of Islam!

    the city of Mecca with the stone temple of Kabah
    Medina, the burial place of Muhammad
    Dome Mosque on the Temple site in Jerusalem
    While all will not say ‘Amen’ to that, it’s worthwhile to point out that Christianity has a foundation which cannot be destroyed…ever. Islam, on the other hand, depends on places and buildings for its continued existence.

    From his book Winning the War Against Radical Islam “The terrorists and terrorist nations such as Saudi Arabia only fear one thing: the destruction of the religion of Islam. There is nothing in this life that has greater value to them than Islam. They are willing to sacrifice and even die to promote Islam. This religious motivation is the engine that drives the Jihad against us.

    The path to Paradise, according to the Five Pillars of Islam, involves the city of Mecca and its stone temple called the Kabah. Muslims pray toward Mecca five times a day. What if Mecca didn’t exist anymore?

    They must make a pilgrimage to Mecca and engage in an elaborate set of rituals centered around the Kabah once they arrive. What if Mecca and the Kabah were only blackened holes in the ground?

    What if Medina, the burial place of Muhammad was wiped off the face of the planet?

    What if the Dome Mosque on the Temple site in Jerusalem was blown up? The greatest weakness of Islam is that it is hopelessly tied to sacred cities and buildings. If these cities and buildings were destroyed, Islam would die within a generation as it would be apparent to all that its god could not protect the three holiest sites in Islam

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