Thinking about our heritage I realized

Got to thinking about our heritage and realized that we…
Posted by Jim Price in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Got to thinking about our heritage and realized that we have come through some tough times since 1884. The south had not healed from the civil war, when the church was born and the south was still being punished by the northern victors. Then came WW I and many thought it was the end of time. The Great depression kept the folks poor. WW II came before we got over the depression and then there was the Korean war and Vietnam war, the Cold war and the Nuclear bomb scare and that was only our first 100 years.
The Church of God has had no let up in stress and in uncertainty. Of course the other church bodies have come through the same time but the one difference is that the Church of God folks came primarily from the poorer ranks and have suffered more acutely. We also see history as well as the future somewhat differently than most of our neighbors.

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  • Reply September 14, 2016

    Robert Borders

    I grew up in the very first AOG church in Indiana and the earliest COG fellowships also sprouted in my home area which was a small coal mining area in southwest Indiana. The early Pentecostal churches grew out of brush harbour meetings and the early Pentecostals were poor and persecuted by other Christians. I had opportunities to dialogue with early Pentecostals in Indiana to learn about the hardships that they faced in the early 20th century.

  • Reply September 14, 2016

    Jim Price

    Thank You!

  • Reply September 14, 2016

    Charles Page

    Black Americans in our inner cities are going through the hard places we abandoned in Urban renewal. They used our buildings we left in the cities and they are dilapidated today!

  • Reply September 14, 2016

    Jim Price

    Very true.

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