By Douglas Jacobsen
Pentecostalism has skilled explosive development over the last century. This reader examines the information that introduced the circulate and fueled its growth world wide. A common creation to the publication describes the heritage and theology of the early Pentecostal circulate and its importance to the modern Christian global. a short biography introduces all of the sixteen influential leaders whose voices are recorded here.
Vivid and energetic contributions are incorporated from Fred Francis Bosworth, William Howard Durham, Garfield Thomas Haywood, Esek William Kenyon, Joseph Hillary King, Robert Clarence Lawson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Charles Harrison Mason, David Wesley Myland, Charles Fox Parham, William J. Seymour, Richard G. Spurling, George Floyd Taylor, Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson, Andrew David Ursham, and Maria Beulah Woodworth-Etter. Their works signify the entire spectrum of the early Pentecostalmovement.
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Cor. 9; Eph. ) Paul worked with the women in the gospel more than any of the apostles; Priscilla and Phebe traveled with Paul preaching and building up the churches. ” (Rom. ) This shows that she had authority to do business in the churches and that she had been successful in winning souls to Christ. He is not ashamed to say she had encouraged him; he speaks in the highest praise of a number of sisters who had been faithful workers in the work of the Lord, who had risked their lives in the effort to save souls, and not he alone, but all the churches of the Gentiles sent their thanks.
Yea, error would fall on its own weight if not upheld by pillars of truth. We also find that wherever error exists it is marked by the intensity of propagation and seeming blindness of its disseminators to its utter unscripturalness. The Word of God is perverted to suit their own convenience, until onward rushing through deserts barren or mountain wildernesses, they are lost to sight 1 For more information, see James R. , Fields White Unto Harvest: Charles F. Parham and the Missionary Origins of Pentecostalism (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1988); and Douglas Jacobsen, Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003), 16–50.
God delights to reveal his arm of power; he rejoices to show forth his glory. He maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty deep. His glory is for his people. He wants to bestow it upon them. O, that his people should reject it! O, that he should come unto his own, and his own receive him not! God has ever desired to manifest himself unto his children. In the ancient days he made himself known in various manifestations of his power. He descended upon mount Sinai in fire and smoke, and a cloud of glory covered the mount; his voice was heard in the thunder; he revealed himself in the lightning; he went before Israel in a cloudy pillar by day, and hovered over them in a pillar of fire by night, and the glory of his presence was with them.
A Reader in Pentecostal Theology: Voices from the First Generation by Douglas Jacobsen