Reading “An Introduction to Pentecostalism” by Allan Anderson

Posted by Joe Butler in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Reading “An Introduction to Pentecostalism” by Allan Anderson. He states that in recent studies show that many Pentecostals do not practice speaking in tongues often, if at all. This is truly sad. Why is this? When was the last time you heard a sermon on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit? When was the last time the church invited people to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and prayed for them? 21st-century Pentecostals need to be reminded of their roots and learn from previous generations. This generation of Pentecostals needs to experience the gift of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

5 Comments

  • Reply April 2, 2016

    Carl Murphy

    It seems less emphasis was put on speaking in tongues and the moving of the Spirit generally when the charismatics came in. They attempted to use man made manufactured praise and worship to move the Spirit instead of the Spirit moving them. I remember in my youth the Spirit moving, folks speaking and praying in tongues and the preacher could not even preach, we would sing all night, sometime till midnight yet no one was tired, no one complained because we were refreshed in the Spirit, the Spirit led the service. Today we must have worship leaders, worship teams, they must practice, the lighting has to be just right, everyone must sing what they have planned. The Spirit has departed, once it was ” I love you You Lord, and I lift my heart to worship You”.or “And can it be that I should gain an interest in my savior’s love”. Today it is here I am to worship, here I am to bow down”. I, I, I, look at me Lord, I came and I am singing these silly songs. Once we prayed around the altar, now very seldom is there one, we had to make room for the team and their instruments. No longer draw me closer, no I’ll just stand here and sway with the music. Wave a flag and forget all about kneeing, much less praying

  • Reply April 20, 2016

    Nelson Banuchi

    I don’t hear sermons on the baptism of Spirit at all! I know one pastor who tells me he started a weekly r monthly prayer meeting and advised everyone joining in to keep their “theology” out the door; however, he did not allow speaking in tongues. Not exactly keeping your theology out the door…

    Pastors, imo, are afraid of the manifestation of the Spirit in tongues/prophesy…

  • Reply April 20, 2016

    Jon Ray

    21st-century Pentecostals need to be reminded of their roots and learn from previous generations Terry Wiles William DeArteaga http://www.amazon.com/Pentecostal-Primitivism-Preserved-Donev-D-Min/dp/1477557539

  • Reply April 21, 2016

    Jerome T Morris

    Jerome T Morris liked this on Facebook.

  • Reply June 30, 2016

    Mary Ellen Nissley

    The pentecostals of years ago were greatly despised and rejected by other Christians, just because of their tongues. They were called stupid, uneducated, and theologically unsound. Shamed into submission, the Pentecostals began to feed at the troughs of Protestant theologians. And what you eat, you become.
    I am amazed how much anti-Pentecostal Biblical exposition I hear from the mouths of the Pentecostals in this little mountain church. They’ve obviously been studying material written by anti-Pentecostals.

    i recently bought a new Bible. I asked around at church as to which Bibles they enjoyed… And came up with a particular study Bible, recommended by quite a few. So I went and bought one.

    That lasted one day. I couldn’t focus on the Scriptures, because of all the comments screaming from the sidelines, trying to tell me what God was trying to say. And most of the time, the comments were alright, but they fell so far short of what the Scriptures themselves would have spoken.

    And it was so easy to see this was put together by the Baptists. There was so much commentary directed (subversively) toward Pentecostal teachings!

    I had to take that Study Bible back to Barnes and Noble, and get an old-fashioned (very hard-to-find) simple center column Thompson Chain Reference Bible.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.