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When Did Pentecost Begin

How long has the pentecostal church been in existence and who was its founder? I ask this question in hopes some of you pentecostals will do research and increase your knowledge.

Moderator - Since the Book of Acts. It's founder is the Holy Spirit.

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The Orthodox Church IS the Early Church, and it never lapsed.
---Cluny on 9/3/10


I meant to say. While the roman leaders All part of the family 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15 with nero & the crusades to the trin rcc Rev.17 v's 4 - 6 was still killing some of the Early Church Saints during those ages, God brought The Early Church to Azusa St in Ca. & Acts 2 v 38 revival spread through out The U.S.A.

I thank God I am One, & he brought me out from Rev.17 v's 4 - 6.
---Lawrence on 9/3/10

\\A few yr's aft the dark ages God revived it & came alive in a City in Ca. on Azusa St. Thank God it Still Lives today. \\

In other words, Lawrence, you believe that despite Christ's promise, the gates of hell DID prevail against the original church after all, because you think it lapsed.
---Cluny on 9/3/10


The Pentecost Church was born on the day of Pentecost according to Acts 2 v 38, The Early Church.

A few yr's aft the dark ages God revived it & came alive in a City in Ca. on Azusa St. Thank God it Still Lives today.

---Lawrence on 9/3/10

1901 Pentecostal Church formed in Topeka, Kansas in reaction to loss of evangelical fervor among Methodists and other denominations

This is a very young very reent denomination.
This movement did not come from act or Moses.
---francis on 9/3/10

to understand Pentecost, we need to understand Luke 13:6-9.

Was Pentecost the start of something new...the church? No! It was God giving Israel a second chance in answer to His Son's prayer for their forgiveness.
Acts 2:41 ....and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
(something has to be etablished to add to it)

How did Israel respond to this 2nd chance? early chapters of Acts show their response: persecution and finally murder as the leaders of Israel stoned Stephen to death.
---michael_e on 9/2/10

God Is the founder of Pentecost. For He gave His salvation plan according to Acts 2 v 37 - 41, delivered by Apostle Peter to the Jewish people First on the day of Pentecost. The Early Church. The Early Church still lives today because God put His hand Down on the devil from using roman leaders, nero the crusades from them killing off The Early Church Saints.

About 300 yr's aft the day of Pentecost,

the devil 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15 using man to start his own followings the Man - made trin relig - org's churches beginning with the rcc, then her daughters trin churches came later. Then they Are here Rev.17 v's 4 - 6.
---Lawrence on 8/9/10

Pentecost began 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The 50th Day is most significant. It is one more that a perfect 7x7=49+1=50

Leviticus 23:16
Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days, and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

Also if you look at Leviticus and Ezekiel concerning the building of the Tabernacle/Temple, you will see the number 50 used many times.

All these things point to Jesus Christ.
---kathr4453 on 10/30/08

According to the Jewish Calendar (God's Calendar), Pentecost is in May/June time (the start of it). According to Acts in the Bible, it's founder is the Holy Spirit.
---Leslie on 10/29/08

Okay, No where in the bible does it say there is a "founder" of Pentecost, in acts, it only says how something happened in that upper room and everyone was filled with the holy spirit and began to speak in toungues, there is the answer to your other question it has been around since the bible days, so it most likely started somewhere around lets say, Jerusalem or Bethlehem thats as far as my answers will go publicly so you may email me if you have furthe questions
---toni on 10/29/08

The Pentecostal Church is a recent creation, but the Church that began at Pentecost is still around - the Catholic Church was there and is the only Christian Church that has been around since that time (although as the Orthodox Church stems directly from the Catholic Church, they can claim apostolic roots as well through our shared history).

No other Christian group can claim any direct historical link as no other Christian church has been existance throughout that entire time.
---lorra8574 on 8/21/07

I believe the Moderator has said all that needs to be said on this one.
---Paulie on 8/21/07

It depends on what you mean by the Pentecostal Church. If you go by their own web site, thet seem to say the movement stated in the early 1900s. Moderator, what were the characteristics of the very early P church you referred to? Was it similar to the present days one?

Moderator - The 9 Spiritual Gifts especially speaking in tongues are the most common association with the Pentecostal Church. However, many of the Pentecostal Churches today as well as most churches are in a full blown apostate condition. Typical false doctrines include the prosperity gospel, seeker friendly movement and the ecumenical movement.
---alan_of_uK on 3/15/07

The early church was 'formed' on the Festive Day Of Pentecost, like the term Christian [Acts 11:26b], it was named by man & not by God, Jesus Christ, or The Holy Spirit [all other denominations/Jewish 'branches' included].

The term Pentecostal church & it's sister churches, has it's roots in The Azuza Street Revivals that 'manifested' the modern workings of God's Holy Spirit into this modern era.
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 4/5/06

You are right Bruce And the book of acts is The church Jesus died for.
---Betty on 3/14/06

It first started in the Old Testament. Some say it started in 30 A.D. but who is to know really. Feast of weeks. The Day of Pentecost hence refers to the day wherein the desent of the Holy Spirit occurs. It is celebrated the 50th day after Passover and 10 days before the Ascension. The Pentecostals were named because they emphaseise the Holy Spirit in each person as to the anniversary of the disciples being filled with the spirit.
---Rebecca_D on 3/13/06

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I am reluctant to state the obvious here but isn't the correct answer the Day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts chapter 2?
---Bruce5656 on 3/13/06

To answer the original question, it is generally accepted that the Pentecostal movement grew out of the Azusa Street/Welsh Revival of 1904. The original churches that grew out of this were Elim and AOG, both founded by the Jeffrey brothers, but I don't know which one was which.
Along the way, also involved was: Kathryn Khulman and Amy Semple Mcphereson in US, and Smith Wigglesworth in the UK.
---mike6553 on 3/12/06

Pentecost was celebrated since the time of Moses as recorded in Leviticus 23:15-22, but the Christian Pentecost began on June 3, 28 A.D. as recorded in Acts 2.
---Eloy on 3/12/06

Mod #3 I had no idea of the number of Pentecostals, because they do not appear to be a very dominant force in the UK, and seem not to be centrally organised? Do you regard them as easy prey for an expansionist RCC? Adding 1,000m to 600m would make a huge number, which presumably would overshadow the remaining non-RC denominations.

Moderator - If a future Pope becomes Pentecostal ie talks in tongues with signs and wonders, I believe (this is opinion) he will become the One World Religious leader. Not only will the Pentecostals follow him but also the apostate church will follow. It's the so called Christians that bring in the One World religious leader and the Anti-Christ. We are living in the Laodicea Church Age which is the Lukewarm age Revelation 3:16.
---alan_of_uK on 3/12/06

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Mod #2 But although finding out from yuo the extent of these and that some of them come from outside pure biblical Christian tradition, I still find it difficult to regard the many RC folk I have met as being satanic. Misled, but not following another Master. I wonder about the antiChrist coming from that direction, because I feel that there is so much rightly ingrained in the non-Catholic churches, that very few of them would switch their allegiance to the Pope.

Moderator - It is already happening. That is what the ecumenical movement is - a going back to Rome. Most of the major Protestant leaders are already promoting it. Some in small ways while others in big ways.
---alan_of_uK on 3/12/06

Thanks, Mod for the explanation about ecumenisism. As an Anglican, and therefore Protestant, I am concerned that there appear from time to time to be efforts to reunite the Anglican church into the RCC. There are so many erroneous RC doctrines and practices, which have been extensively aired here, which I would not be able to accept.
---alan_of_uK on 3/12/06

If that is the Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs, Florida it is Presbyterian.

Moderator - No, outside of Chicago.
---Darlene_1 on 3/12/06

Mod ... I do not quite understand the "ecumenical" movement. From what you have said before, this appears to be a movement whereby each individual denomination "dumbs down" its beliefs and teaching and so fit into a common (and therefore very weak) form of vague "Christianity". I would expect that to lead to a reduction in the number of denominations, whereas from what has been said here, there seem to be thousands of these in the USA, and increasing.

Moderator - Once the one world prophet and the Anti-Christ come out, it will be used to form the One World Religion. The ecumenical movement is just setting the stage for that One World Religion. If I was to make a wild guess (opinion not scripture), I would bet in the not too distant future a new Pope will be Charismatic and Ecumenical. This would merge Protestants with Catholics very quickly dispite doctrinal differences. There are around 1 billion Catholics and 600 million pentecostals.
---alan_of_uK on 3/12/06

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Willow Creek is one of the seeker friendly churches but I can't find any evidence they are Pentecostal. I can't find where they believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, which is the foundation of Pentecostals.

Moderator - You are correct. Willow Creek follows the false doctrines of the Seeker Friendly and the ecumenical movements. These false doctrines are leading people by the millions into thinking they are Christians when in fact they are in an apostate condition.
---Randall_L. on 3/11/06

Mod. is right..the book of Acts. In the U.S., in 1901 in a Bible school in Topeka KS by a methodist pastor, Charles Fox Parham . In 1906, there was the Azusa St. Revival w/ African-American Pastor William Seymour.
---wes on 3/11/06

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