Whats Wrong With Pentecostalism?
” Over the last 100+ years, the Pentecostal Movement and its offspring, the Charismatic Renewal, have changed Christianity in a magnitude not seen since the Protestant Reformation. Instead of modernizing an ancient faith system, these movements have actually been cancers that seem to threaten Christianity at its core. The many denominations and congregations spawned by these movements remove the importance of the God’s Grace in personal salvation, and promote personal works and spiritual perfection as the key to Heaven, or to abundant blessings. The Bible is reduced from a collection of works that once helped man understand God and His principles to a mysterious manual that must be interpreted continually by a minister with “revelation” knowledge, as if one were reading “tarot” cards. This often creates anxiety and low self-esteem in the individual as the inference is made almost continuously that they aren’t good enough, or that they’ll never prosper if they don’t obey the continual f