The Pentecostal movement is little more than 100 years old. What is its history and what does it teach?
The phrase ‘Baptism with the Spirit’ is one of the most misunderstood phrases today. What does the Bible teach on this?
What is the purpose of the ‘gifts’? What are ‘tongues’ in scripture?
Will there be a World Revival?

Azusa Street – What Really Happened v2.5
Azusa Street – What Really Happened. Printable Booklet v2.5

Many Pentecostals cite the famous Azusa St. Revival as the restoration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. What really happened at Azusa St.? This is an historical article documenting the events.

Pentecostal roots – The Amazing Facts –

This is a brief history of the beginnings of the Pentecostal movement and where and how the unknown Tongues movement originated. The facts are little known by most Pentecostal/Charismatics…

The Foundation and History of the Pentecostal Movement v2.5
The Foundation and History of the Pentecostal Movement. Printable Booklet v2.5

This is the main article on the how the Pentecostal movement was founded. It is a more in depth article dispelling some myths about how the Pentecostal movement was formed. The article recounts the history of the various forerunners and founders of the Pentecostal movement.

Pentecostal History – A book review

Fields White Unto Harvest’ by James Goff Jr. This is 264 pages of accurate and surprisingly frank material concerning the history of the Pentecostal movement. The author, (a direct descendant of a co-worker of Charles Parham who founded the movement), divorces himself from his own Pentecostal roots and ties, and historically documents the progression of the movement from its beginnings in Topeka in 1901. This is the book to get to view the amazing history of the Pentecostal movement!
Montanism and Pentecostalism

Montanism and Pentecostalism Printable Booklet

Some people have drawn parallels between Montanism and modern Pentecostalism. Some have even called Pentecostalism as ‘neo-Montanism’. Although there are teachings and practices to do with the Holy Spirit and the ‘gifts’ that are similar, Pentecostalism is now a broader movement (‘neo’ or Charismatic/Pentecostalism) which has adopted some of the philosophies of the post modern world. However, the similarities between the old Montanism and the new Charismatic/Pentecostal movement serve as a timely warning to the modern church.
Pentecostal Delusion

A brief overview of the beginnings of the Pentecostal movement.

‘Pentecostal ‘Defences’

A short reply to some Pentecostal ministries that defend their extra-biblical teaching of unknown ‘tongues’ and the Pentecostal ‘Baptism with the Spirit’. Recent material by these ministries states that their tongues today are a valid known languages after all, and not necessarily unknown or ecstatic utterances;….

Tongues Test

This is a simple test to see how much the reader understands about the subject of ‘tongues’. A great tool to give to those who speak in tongues.

Today’s Tongues Linguistics

A refutation of an article by two Pentecostals attempting to legitimise modern day tongues as a language.

Baptism with the Spirit

Phrases such as ‘the Baptism with the Spirit’ or ‘the filling with the Spirit’ today have entirely different meanings to various groups of Christians…

‘The Baptism with the Spirit and 1 Corinthians 12:13′[v3.0]

Is there a distinction between the ‘Baptism with the Spirit’ and 1Corinthians 12:13? Is the Baptism with the Spirit a subsequent experience to 1Corinthians 12:13? This article is an exegesis and exposition of the passages in question as well as exploring other considerations with ‘the Baptism with the Spirit’. The article is technical in parts but the historical biblical position should be clear.

Gifts – Qs.- answer

Gifts, Babies and the Bathwater… A letter containing relevant and topical questions we have received from many readers. We pray our reply will encourage Sola Scriptura:

The Gifts in History

This is a concise history of the sign gifts. How many ‘gifts’ are there? Did they cease in history? What did the church Fathers say about the ‘sign gifts’?

The Doctrine of ‘God Told Me’

I meet many people who say ‘God told me…the Spirit spoke to me…or…God gave me a vision…a dream…’ Are there such inspired sources other than, or distinct from, the Bible?…

”Logos” and ”Rhema” Confusion”

Raising the Dead – The Truth
Have people been raised from the dead?…‘Doug Fournier did everything he could to keep his 6 week old daughter alive… Pastor John Kilpatrick and Vann Lane…gathered some staff members around… and began to pray. For at least two hours they prayed to God to bring Fournier’s daughter back to life’. Despite the ‘faith’…

Slain in the spirit

This article explores the roots and the history of the practice of ‘slain in the spirit‘. The practice is looked in the light of scripture.

Smith Wigglesworth – The Facts:- Revised

The truth about Wigglesworth is very different to what is claimed in stories and books about him today. Most of what is written of Wigglesworth is typical of the Signs and Wonders Movement today – unsubstantiated and unscriptural stories.

Evangelicism, Sola Scriptura & ‘Prophecy’

What are the true meanings of these terms? We say ‘true’ because today there appears to be much confusion when these terms are used.

The ‘anointing’ – by Benny Hinn. A Book Review.

This book reprinted in 1997 sold millions of copies and features a stunning array of new teaching never heard of in over 1,900 years. The book begins with some credible statements but quickly falls into extraordinary stories of Hinn’s personal supernatural encounters with God. These are used as proof of his theology on the ‘anointing’. But does Scripture really say about the ‘anointing’?

How Do We Hear From God v2.5
How Do We Hear From God. Printable Booklet v2.5
How does God speak to us today? Does he speak apart from the Bible? People often talk of God speaking to them in audible voices, inner voices, impressions, promptings, feelings. Why are there so many different views on this? What is the difference between general revelation and special revelation? Are there other revelations? What about personal words from God and ‘prophecies’? What about impressions, promptings, inner voices? How does the Holy Spirit ‘lead’?

Visions, Dreams, near Death

This article examines the various claims by faith teachers of their out of body, near death experiences…

Will there be a World Revival

Are we heading for apostasy or world revival? What does the Bible say? Most Christians today are being persuasively convinced that world revival is close…What do the Scriptures teach?

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