week 7 rel disc
If you have missed it, our text states that “The Pentecostal-Charismatic movement is now said to be the fastest growing religious movement throughout the world. Asia, Africa, and Latin America are experiencing explosive growth of Pentecostal-Charismatic churches” Fisher, pg 384).
Largest Church in History. Yoido Full Gospel Church (Pentecostal) Seoul, S. Korea 800,000 (Uses multiple buildings, services, )
Founding Pastor: Dr. Paul Yongii Cho
Give a brief history of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement beginning with Charles Parham and Joseph Seymour (See textbook pg 382-385).
Many Bible Scholars are connecting the current Pentecostal Charismatic Movement with the ancient Prophecy of Joel 2 and the final spiritual outpouring prior to the 2nd Coming of Christ. see below. What do you think?
Joel 2 (Old Testament)
28-32 “And that’s just the beginning: After that—
“I will pour out my Spirit
on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
also your daughters.
Your old men will dream,
your young men will see visions.
I’ll even pour out my Spirit on the servants,
men and women both.
I’ll set wonders in the sky above
and signs on the earth below:
Blood and fire and billowing smoke,
the sun turning black and the moon blood-red,
Before the Judgment Day of God,
the Day tremendous and awesome.
Whoever calls, ‘Help, God!’
On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be a great rescue—just as God said.