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  1. What is the Assemblies of God Church, and what do they believe? Subscribe to our Question of the Week: Question: "What is the Assemblies of God Church, and what do they believe?" Answer: The Assemblies of God is one of the largest Pentecostal denominations, with 57 million adherents worldwide. It was organized in 1914 to promote unity and doctrinal stability among groups that had been influenced by the Pentecostal revivals of the early 1900s, revivals which were the result of a desire to see an increase in God's power in churches and individuals. Many people spent long hours in prayer, seeking a fresh infusion of the Spirit. Following the teachings of Charles Parham, these people were expecting speaking in tongues as an evidence of the Holy Spirit's baptism. The first popularly acknowledged revival was at Azusa Street in Los Angeles, 1906-1909. From that movement, several churches were formed, and in April 1914, meetings were held in Hot Springs, Arkansas, which led to the formation of the Assemblies of God. Eudorus Bell, formerly a Southern Baptist preacher, was appointed as the first chairman of the denomination. The core doctrines of the Assemblies of God are salvation by repentance and faith, Holy Spirit baptism as evidenced by speaking in tongues, divine healing as an expected part of salvation, and the imminent Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Like many other Pentecostal churches, their doctrine of salvation follows the teachings of Jacob Arminius (1560-1609) in that believers can fall from grace as a result of persistent, unrepentant sin. The need for personal repentance and faith in Jesus' substitutionary death for sin is the cornerstone of salvation (Luke 24:46-47). Regarding the baptism of the Spirit, the official emphasis of the church is on the need for power from on high to witness, not on an experience or bubbly feelings. Even though this is the official statement of the church, it is easily observed that some Assemblies of God preachers have given an inordinate focus on the ecstatic experiences like being slain in the Spirit and “holy laughter”. On the doctrine of divine healing, again there is a discrepancy between the official position and that of some teachers. The Assemblies of God website states that the same faith that saves also heals and that preachers don't heal – only God does. Believers are called to pray and leave the outcome to God. Yet some of the more infamous faith healers who have been ordained in the Assemblies of God portray themselves as special avenues of God's healing. The emphasis of the Assemblies of God churches has always been evangelism and missions, and faith healing crusades have often been a key element of that work. While many people have evidently been brought to saving faith through the faithful work of Assemblies of God churches, there have also been a significant number of problems associated with their ministries. Benny Hinn, Morris Cerullo, Jim Bakker, and Jimmy Swaggart all received their ministry credentials through the Assemblies of God and have been repeatedly involved in scandals. The Toronto blessing (laughing revival) and Brownsville (Pensacola) Revival were both led by Assemblies of God churches and have led to a wide range of biblically questionable practices. Even though revival and healing campaigns have been a hallmark of Assemblies of God ministries for years, there is little evidence to show that God was at work in those campaigns. In the cities where many thousands supposedly came to Christ, there has been no noticeable decrease in crime or divorce, and even though hundreds have claimed healing, there are no documented cases of visibly evident healing (like restored limbs or reversed diseases). There are many deeply committed believers within the Assemblies of God, and we ought to love them as brothers and sisters in Christ. Within that fellowship are also many people who have been confused by the emphasis on healing and signs and the false doctrines taught by a few noteworthy teachers. Any time we give preeminence to emotional experience over the clear teaching of the Word, we open the door to potentially harmful doctrines. First Thessalonians 5:21 commands us to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” As believers, we ought to carefully examine every teaching and practice, compare it to the Word of God, and hold on to only those things which are upright by that standard.
  2. Stan Deyo - Revealing Insider Secrets in the Coming Great Deception Zen Garcia 2,236 views SUBSCRIBE 3,079 38 1 Published on Nov 23, 2016Stan and I in this show speak about the strong delusion as revealed to him when working as an insider on different CIA black ops as a scientist focused on antigravity. This I believe is a very deeply profound interview which has power to assist others in awakening to the truth of this world. with the world getting more evil and vile each day, i pray for the Lord to come soon. I know he's not immenent in coming but I pray He would be.
  3. Check out Stan Deyo on YouTube. He's great at explaining the triangle shapes as anti gravity machines made by man. I believe one was used or two... In the 911 deception. Drones with high speed unmanned craft used like bombs and much more accurate. It's interesting but I'm still looking up for Christ's return!
  4. Hi, I'm praying for you! I'm recovering from foot fusion, 12 weeks before I can put weight on my foot.....I kept telling myself Trust in the Lord..... My favorite is psalm 46:10. Be still and know I am God. I don't know how I'm going to do this by myself and God, I'm trusting in You as I don't have a plan. And ask yourself, what's the wotst that could happen? You die, if your a saved soul, you go to heaven, if not, you live to see another day. Tell people now that you love them, give them the gospel message and trust in God. Death is not to be feared when we have all our faith in God. Blessings to to for comfort and peace, Karan 🤗
  5. Well, I've never heard of Abu or mo fighting in the American revolution or any American wars in the first 100 years... Did my school not educate me enough or is that line about them being here since 1776 more fake news? Any town that has even a likely hood of having a Muslam majority, well, say by by to that town. And if Swedens Muslams would just build their own houses, that's half the battle.... Oh, guess not. Islam IS the problem every where, and needs to be eradicated....I never hear of any other religions beheading people, just Islam.... Could there be some off best cults that behead, sure but Islam slays them all.
  6. The Uber bars in Germany chip their customers and give them freebies the more they spend. Companies will gravitate to chips in employees, for protection, for exact time keeping and mini micromanaging... Can you say. Five mins in the bathroom? Too much time! People will be treated like robots.. Speaking of.. Mark Cuban of the shark tank says robots will replace workers and society needs to prepare for that. ... Sigh..... Jesus come soon!
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  8. Thank You for every breathe You bless yours with 🤗
  9. Thank You God, for giving me this day. I don't really have any plans this week so I decided to pay bills. Thank you for a $80 bill that I thought was $55 and it is only$55. Thank You for helping me stop a check that got lost in the mail in December.i didn't have to pay a $31 stop charge... Thank You for sending two old gentlemen from JWs who stopped by because I have Psalm 46:10 on my front door window. They encouraged me with a reading from Isaiah, thanks for reminding me too brush up on witnessing to JWs as I was totally unprepared for them. It's still only 10am and my mom in law is doing well, she's 94 and today we expecting some rain. My friends tulips gift is starting to open, it is well with my soul.
  10. What does the Bible say? All gentile nations will die Jerusalem will be attacked by enemies yet survive Christ returns as our Conquering King!
  11. I think it's just called land since it's under water, not a dry continent.... Interesting.....
  12. Are we a species totally out of control? To those lost under the devil's grip, yes.
  13. Is it just me or does it look more like a sauna?
  14. Because when someone repeatedly gets facts wrong and keeps restating those facts, chances are good that it's deliberate. It's not a simple misstatement. Sounds like Obama spot on..... But we're moving forward and upwards from his low years in office.
  15. Are you a believer in Christ? If not, there's a great online Bible study from www. Village schools of the Bible. Com