Tony Campolo: How to Be Pentecostal Without Speaking in Tongues

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9780849908842-fr-300You’ve heard about it before. You knew this false teaching existed and here it is now before you…

The book by Tony Campolo called “How to Be Pentecostal Without Speaking in Tongues” was first published in 1991.

It represents a very important connection between the Latin America Social Gospel revolution as imported from USSR by the KGB and the embankment of new “charismatic” movements in North America (Canada including with the Toronto blessing and Airport revival) which would openly embrace Kingdom-now theology at the turn of the 21se century and invest into political campaigns to put in a president who can usher the Kingdom of Heaven…

In 1965, Dr. Harvey Cox wrote a book entitled The Secular City, as an attempt to offer a theology for the age of coming postmodernism. But in the mid-1990s, Cox wrote another book entitled Fire from Heaven, which served as a response to some of the questions raised previously in The Secular City. It represented years of his research in Latin America where he observed namely the charismatic renewal revival…

Tony Campolo was very much part of this movement in Latin America, which became the culmination of years and years of Social Gospel development and the grand pearl of Liberation theology. “How to Be Pentecostal Without Speaking in Tongues” represents exactly this departure from classical Pentecostalism and the development of new type of liberation theology known as neo-Pentecostalism.

Just about a decade later, Peter Wanger’s call for a New Apostolic Reformation at the turn of the century marked the becoming of neo-Pentecostalism as the Third wave movement – a new type of liberation theology contextualized within North American capitalism.

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire tried to address some of these hyper charismatics

STRANGERS to the FIRE told the whole story…

So ask yourself and your church these questions today (click on them to read more):

Have we restricted the work of the Holy Spirit  today?

Are you baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire ?

18 Comments

  • Reply November 11, 2016

    Ed Brewer

    Proof that ignorance and erudition have the same number of letters

  • Reply November 11, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    True but also represents exactly this departure from classical Pentecostalism and the development of new type of liberation theology known as neo-Pentecostalism. Just about a decade later, Peter Wanger’s call for a New Apostolic Reformation at the turn of the century marked the becoming of neo-Pentecostalism as the Third wave movement – a new type of liberation theology contextualized within North American capitalism.

  • Reply November 12, 2016

    Walter Polasik

    There is so much more that has been lost from Classical Pentecostalism simply because Pentecostals of succeeding generations have not made it a priority to stand on the Word of God, against Ecumenicalism and compromise and to be specific about what it means to be Pentecostal. We have let the non-Pentecostal/ Evangelical “Church Youth” movement hijack Praise and Worship to where they want the music and the fact that the young like it but they will not accept the implications of this kind of worship nor the manifest movement of the Holy Spirit that usually attended it.

  • Reply November 12, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Do you refer to snake handling or something else?

  • Reply November 12, 2016

    Charles Page

    I handled a poisonous snake yesterday and got bit but didn’t die however it was painful. She was an administrator at AmWay University!

  • Reply November 12, 2016

    Charles Page

    You can be Church of Christ and not speak in tongues!

  • Reply November 12, 2016

    Walter Polasik

    Charles Page: Wait a minute now, you said you got “bit” by this, um, “snake”? Is there a whole side to this story we’re not seeing here? (In other words, a completely non-theological side? 😉 ).

  • Reply November 12, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Whatever happened to Charles Page was in 70 AD Ricky Grimsley

  • Reply September 9, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    As Pentecostal heresy as it gets Dan Irving May we righlt introduce here the term Xenticostal ? Corky Alexander

  • Reply September 27, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    William DeArteaga Paul L. King In 1965, Dr. Harvey Cox wrote a book entitled The Secular City, as an attempt to offer a theology for the age of coming postmodernism. But in the mid-1990s, Cox wrote another book entitled Fire from Heaven, which served as a response to some of the questions raised previously in The Secular City. It represented years of his research in Latin America where he observed namely the charismatic renewal revival…
    Tony Campolo was very much part of this movement in Latin America, which became the culmination of years and years of Social Gospel development and the grand pearl of Liberation theology. “How to Be Pentecostal Without Speaking in Tongues” represents exactly this departure from classical Pentecostalism and the development of new type of liberation theology known as neo-Pentecostalism.

    • Reply September 27, 2019

      William DeArteaga

      Yes, Cox was perhaps the only major figure of the Death of God BS theology to repent.

    • Reply September 27, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      You mean like Paul Tillich? Tony Campolo was very much part of this movement in Latin America, which became the culmination of years and years of Social Gospel development and the grand pearl of Liberation theology. “How to Be Pentecostal Without Speaking in Tongues” represents exactly this departure from classical Pentecostalism and the development of new type of liberation theology known as neo-Pentecostalism.

      Just about a decade later, Peter Wanger’s call for a New Apostolic Reformation at the turn of the century marked the becoming of neo-Pentecostalism as the Third wave movement – a new type of liberation theology contextualized within North American capitalism.

    • Reply September 29, 2019

      Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

      Troy Day while I am completely versed in both help me make sense of it all as it relates to liberation theology. This does not fit the definition of it. It’s harder justifying Wagner as writing anything as it relates to any form of liberation theology. I’ve never seen neo-Pentecostal described this way. Troy I’m not saying
      You are wrong, I’m asking for clarity.

    • Reply September 29, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Michael Ellis Carter Jr. you are? @angel ruiz is the expert on that here

    • Reply September 29, 2019

      Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

      Troy Day ok and more or less asking about Wagner?

    • Reply September 30, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Michael Ellis Carter Jr. but first whts your take on Compol See my last post on Wagner

    • Reply September 30, 2019

      Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

      Troy Day it appears that campolo is focused on social justice, liberation some but mostly bridging denominational barriers and community ills. I’m not sure he wrestles much with postmodern thought as his objective as much as he is trying to Demonstrate that God supersedes our social constructs.

    • Reply September 30, 2019

      Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

      I completely understand Wagner as a third wave voice just not one of liberation in any way

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