Not sure what some of the posts here have to do with Pentecostal theology. Too important a title for a group to be used for unrelated issues, in my opinion.
Christopher Klette [02/24/2016 2:37 PM]
I agree, I believe we to keep it to Pentecostal Theology and not this other stuff. This is just sad.
Alan N Carla Smith [02/24/2016 7:29 PM]
Start a post that is Pentecostal and Theological.
Ricky Grimsley [02/24/2016 7:40 PM]
Please bless us with a great hypothesis to discuss. I havent seen your name before. Must have missed them in the 400 comment discussion on open-theism.
John Conger [02/24/2016 8:33 PM]
I’ve heard several people say that. My question is “what does that mean”? Lets just reiterate over and over what the mainstream chriches teach? Never question or bring up scriptural problems with traditions and long held views?
Tom Steele [02/24/2016 8:41 PM]
Let’s see here, hmmm, Pentecostal Theology is a set of beliefs based on the Bible. A person who believes the Bible is a person who believes in the God of the Bible who created all that we know in existence today. Thus, wouldn’t any topic that could be discussed then be a topic related to faith in the Bible and the God of the Bible, and thus by default be a topic of Pentecostal Theology?
Ricky Grimsley [02/24/2016 9:54 PM]
Troy Day [02/25/2016 5:58 AM]
And then we have the Pentecostal community of believers – the bread and butter of Pentecostal theology. Apart from other theological and philosophical movements of thought, where one person speaks and the rest have to listen a.k.a. totalitarianism. The Pentecostal community of believers is where the rubber meets the road. Without it we can exchange the term Pentecostal and it fits any group, because there is no Pentecostal theology apart from the Pentecostal community.
As this group is a 21st century Pentecostal community of believers, it is perhaps proposing a new way of doing theology in the vast and unexplored territory of the internet? If the Holy Spirit speaks to the hearts of people and changes their minds in this group, who is to say that this Pentecostal community of believers is not doing real, practical and applicable Pentecostal theology?
Just like we can’t let two old guys talking over coffee shake our faith in God’s supremacy and sovereignty, one guy’s opinion should not be detrimental for the praxis of the whole Pentecostal community of believers. We must consent with the opinion and will of the whole Pentecostal community of believers. Or we might as well just go and listen to Joel Osteen…
Brent Welke [02/25/2016 9:33 AM]
Osteen. I feel happy already.
Tom Steele [02/26/2016 1:25 PM]
Questions from the side conversation above, for anyone else who wants to answer them on here…
So, what then do you consider to be exclusively Pentecostal Theology within the Bible?
And, what, if anything, outside of the Bible do you feel is Pentecostal Theology?
And, what parts of the Bible do you consider not to be Pentecostal Theology?
Charles Page [02/26/2016 4:36 PM]
Actually any Christian theological discussion not from a Pentecostal context has departed from the Biblical base.
Jim Price [02/28/2016 4:46 PM]
Some 97% of bible theology can be classified as general, while only maybe 3% might be considered distinctly pentecostal.
Terry Wiles [02/28/2016 5:15 PM]
Classical Pentecostals were never interested in ecumenical dialogues. They were interested in preaching the gospel with the unction and power of the Holy Spirit.
That was true first century and 20th century.
Rickey Matthews [02/29/2016 8:50 AM]
Hey everyone i would like to talk about acts 2:38 i think everone knows what it says about going to heaven. Christopher,alan,ricky,john,tom,
Wolfgang,enoch,brent,jesse,charles,jim,and at lease terry wiles, get deep with the word please O please thanks
Troy Day [03/01/2016 9:52 AM]
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Karen Lucas [03/01/2016 10:09 PM]
Terry Wiles, I can speak for the classical pentecostal leaders who started the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and say that there were certainly well educated men among them from various christian traditions who also enjoyed preaching under the unction and power of the Holy Spirit. In addition to preaching, they spent the majority of their years focussing on, writing about and teaching doctrine – G.F. Taylor wrote the first defense of Azusa Theology and was educated at UNC Chapel Hill. J. H. King was seminary educated. The writings of B. H. Irwin prove he was very well read in Christian Theology. A.B. Crumpled was also very intelligent and made a good effort to unite quite a few denominations, Quakers included. The Holiness tradition is, by definition, ecumenical. The original goal was to create a safe place for subscribers to holiness (from across the spectrum of the christian faith) to safely meet and worship God as they chose. They were, from the beginning, working towards unity.
Terry Wiles [03/01/2016 10:27 PM]
Karen Lewis. Forgive me for not being clear. I am for all the education a person can get and if fact to never stop learning.
My earlier point was simply that classical Pentecostals fully unified behind pursuing the lost that Jesus came to save and the unction or power to do that which comes from the One who baptized them in the Holy Spirit in such a way that they were endued (clothed) with the power from on high.