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What Is A Pentecostal

What exactly is the difference between United Pentecostal and Pentecostal. I was raised in the Church of God In Christ and later became a Seventh Day Adventist. Are Sevewnth day adventists also Pentecostal?

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I am a penecostal Chirstian. We do not think you HAVE TO talk in tongues.Yes we do believe it is the holy spirit who gives you the ability to do so, but it is not a MUST. we do not think in order for you sins to be washed away you have to be immersed in water. Just asking god for his forgiveness and repenting is good enough. So we are no one to say if you are forgiven or not. God is a forgiving god. That is what I seen the most about penecostals that was least that is not how my church does it.
---Melissa on 1/17/08

you list pentecostal churches +.......
tongues. over the years this doctrine has proved itself wrong by tongue talkers that have no witness.
---exzucuh on 8/18/07
I'm sorry but that list must include every Christian denomination in the world.
The Holy Ghost has made His presence known throughout His kingdom.
You don't have to speak in tongues but you should read the parable of the talents.
For the one who is 'given a gift' and buries it - Jesus says I never knew you.
---Andrea on 8/24/07

Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: The LORD is not 1 but one. what's the difference? The word in the hebrew is echad
properly united, that is, one, or (as an ordinal) first: So the word does not mean 1 or singular, but one united.
---stormtrooper28971 on 8/24/07

Christ explains the meaning of one in prayer to the Father in John 17
---stormtrooper28971 on 8/24/07

Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Joh 17:21 That they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one:
---stormtrooper28971 on 8/24/07

Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

If we will be one as they are and they are singular, then we will cease to exsist. Not my idea of heaven
---stormtrooper28971 on 8/24/07

exczuchu i dont understand what u are saying the bible says

2.WITCH MEANS jesus was the lord they evan called him that so if he jesus was the lord and it is written the lord youre god is 1 jesus was god dwelling amoung men to teach us something we lost in genesis what did we lose word power athority guess what its back but we are to ignorant to see or understand
---robert_m_son_of_god on 8/21/07

There is one God and our Father he is a Spirit and he has a Son Jesus Christ.While Jesus was in the Earth the Father was made known through the Son for he is the fullness of the Spirit of the Father,Now we cannot Know Jesus in the Flesh we can only know him in the Spirit of the Father,who does not speak of himself but manifests the Son by whom the Father is glorified. For the Son is in the Father and the Father is in the Son. The son came forth from the Father and returned to the Father.
---exzucuh on 8/20/07

mike m god is not 3 in one the lord youre god is one jesus was god the holy spirit is the word speach shall i say and the son of god is us psalm 82 verse 6 if we call god oure father are we not his children ?

lastly evan paul had the denomination problems in his time and told us to be carefull and aware dont be deceived brothers
---robert_m_son_of_god on 8/19/07

Assembly of God, Church of God, Church of God in Christ,Church of God of prophecy,Pentecostal Holiness, Are trinitarian Pentecostals, Jesus name Pentecostal, United Pentecostal are Oneness Seventh Day Church of God is pentecostal,But not Seventh day adventist. A pentecostal church is based on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of Speaking in tongues. over the years this doctrine has proved itself wrong by tongue talkers that have no witness.
---exzucuh on 8/18/07

Pentecostals generally hold to common Christian beliefs, with a few additions:

The Gifts of the Spirit (Prophecy, Speaking on Tongues, etc.) did not end in New Testament times, but are still active today.

After baptism, there is a second blessing, "the Baptism of the Holy Spirit", where the Spirit grants various gifts, but the initial sign is speaking in tongues.

Unfortunately, many take this to extremes, insisting that the Baptism (and tongues) are necessary for salvation.
---Mark on 8/18/07

UPC (United Pentecostal Church) is a denomination within the Apostolic Church movement - this is a branch of Pentecostalism with two doctrinal differences:

They believe that God is one and the same (father = son = holy spirit) rather than three in one.

They also baptize in Jesus's Name only - NOT "in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy spirit", based on the formula used by the Apostles in every baptism in the New Testament - hence, the name Apostolic.
---Mark on 8/18/07


The Bible only gives us main points, we have to fill in between the dots (that is, how do we interpret what is written?). Different people have different ideas about how to do that. People prefer to have fellowship with those who share the same views, so there is room within the Body of Christ for groups people who have minor differences of opinion about matters that are not terribly important. It only becomes important when the differences are about vital doctrinal issues.
---Mark on 8/18/07


Trinitiarians believe that God is three in one (father, son, and holy spirit are all god), while Unity pentecostals believe that they are one and the same.

Having experienced both camps, I find the distinction to be minor and unimportant.

It boils down to "how shall we then live?"
Can you point to anything in our lives that we do one way if God is One that we do differently if God is Three in one? I can't. This makes this issue as irrelevant as Jesus's hair color.
---Mark on 8/18/07

Jesus did everything for a reason in the Bible. Speaking in tongues to prove that you're filled with the Holy Spirit...WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO PROVE IT TO?!!!! Who cares?! You think God gives a hoot whether other PEOPLE believe you're filled with the Holy Spirit?! God's concerned about YOU. You have nothing to prove.
---fathervoice on 8/18/07

I do not know to much about Pentecostal churches except that some believe that you have to speak in tongues to be saved. A long time ago before I met the Lord Jesus Christ, I went to a holiness church 1 time only. To be honest, it scared me to death. Anyway. I go to a independant Baptist Church to worship and praise God together with my Brothers and Sisters In Christ Jesus. doesn't everyone?
---Cynthia on 8/17/07

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i see no one has aded to this blog i well still say denominations dont belong to god but man lets wake up unite
---robert_m_son_of_god on 8/6/07

there is only one diffrence peaple

gods peaple belong to him jesus jesus only

there rest are lost in there own assumtions

denomination means :to describe religious groups

i thought we where bought for jesus meaning

just jesus ???

i guess i dont understand why peaple claim they belong to denomonations i just dont get it
---robert_m_son_of_god on 7/8/07

Pentecostal is a Christian. First and foremost. That's all that's really needed But we embrace the moving of the Holy Spirit, through speaking in tongues, prophecies,healings. We totally believe you must speak in tongues as evidence of being filled with the Holy ghost. There is also a Oneness Pentecostal which have differing beliefs, especially about baptism. They believe you must be baptised according to Acts 2:38..only.Their beliefs are slightly different. That's it.
---Robyn on 7/6/07

For the record I usally post as mike but too many mikes now. I go to a UPCI church. If you want to know what UPCI is go to the website. Cult? Trinity? no. Some of you have no idea at all what your talking.There are many types of penecostals. I seen on the net other day a catholic pentecostal. Basicly pentecost believe in upper room experiance. Speaking in tongues. leagals seperate a lot of pentecost. Myself I'm apostolic, meaning I try to follow the example of the apostals that was set forth by Jesus.
---southillinois on 7/6/07

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Believing 3 beings = 1 God is heresy. There is 1 God. Ruler of the O.T. as Father. In the flesh as Jesus & returned as Holy Ghost. THAT is scripture. What the 3 godians use for baptism was what Jesus shared with his disciples. Read the "ACTS" to see how they followed His instructions (Acts2:38). As for "CULTS", it's easy for groups with bylaws, doctrine, & covenants, (adding to the Bible) to accuse others of being cults. Why must we force our views on others who use the same Bible?
---mikefl on 6/16/07

Pentecostal is anyone who follows the scriptures & uses "Pentecost" as ex. of baptism. Holyness is a 3n1 pentecostal church . There are now Trinity Pentecostal churches (are they also cults?). Is Christianity evolving to only be triune & use the KJV making anyone else a heretic & a cult? That 's what happened to Jesus. He was "odd" to the "church" too. Read "Fox's Book of Christian martyrs" to see what organized religion did to atypicals.
---mikefl on 6/16/07

What I really find humorous is that I didn't say when I believe the rapture is going to happen!
---Susie on 6/16/07

James 5:12, one should always speak the truth, and hiding behind multiple identities is deception not truth. Nevertheless, Susie, Truth is thruthful in that there is only one rapture, and it will occur at the second (and final) coming of Jesus Christ.
---lorra8574 on 6/15/07

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What I find humorous is when a person (Truth) uses another name to post an answer rather than the one they usually use on these blogs. It usually happens when someone wants to tell their own interpretation of scripture.
---Susie on 6/15/07

To Susie, Yes, there is a rapture but it is at the end when Jesus will send his angels to seperate the christian from the sinner, not 7 years prior as most believe. Read the Parable of the Wheat and Tares, Jesus's own words, not mine. Maybe, you and others can understand. Think about it!!!!
---Truth on 6/15/07

COGIC(Church of God in Christ) is Pentecostal. Pentecostal is a way of worship and beliefs. Seventh Day Adventist is a billion miles apart from this type denomination. Very little in common. SDA believe in mixing Law and Grace(a no-no) and Sabbath Keeping, which is unnecessary and very dogmatic in their beliefs. I think they still believe in circumcision! My God! Not for me...
---Robyn on 6/8/07

Patsy..To answer your question, the United Pentecostal Church (UPC) is a pentecostal church in that they believe in the operation of the Holy Spirit. They do not believe in the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). They believe it is Jesus the Father, Jesus the Son, and Jesus the Holy Spirit. They also teach that you must be filled with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues and Baptised in water in the Name of Jesus to be saved.
---Susie on 6/8/07

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Patsy...UPC also believes that you are what you look like. They believe in a legalistic doctrine of wearing long dresses, long sleeves, long hair, no makeup, etc. You can't even cut your hair at all, color your hair, wear anything fancy in your hair, etc. They don't wear anything fancy such as bright colors, shiny or fancy buttons, fancy high-heeled shoes, etc.
---Susie on 6/8/07

Patsy....Pentecostal denominations such as Assembly of God, Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee), and Pentecostal Church of God believe much the same as the Church of God in Christ. They all believe in the Trinity and do not believe that you must be baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit to be saved. They are not legalistic like the UPC although they were all legalistic 50 years ago. Seventh Day Adventists are not pentecostal. They do not believe in the rapture and several other Biblical truths.
---Susie on 6/8/07

Read my post Bill: Praying in tongues and in the Holy Spirit are totally different things.
---Robyn on 6/7/07

John(and all) I carried it much, much further. They had lists of books some 'spirit filled' laity said should not be in homes. 1. I made a point of reading those books.2. I switched book covers, who when 'spirit filled' people with 'special discerning gifts' came over to check for the bad books,they found nothing. I learned what they were 'full of.' Paul was right. In the end it was all about demagoguery and control.
---MikeM on 6/7/07

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1.What pentacostals experience is no more divine than any other bodily function.
Endorphins; endogenous opioid biochemical compounds, peptides produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. They resemble opiates in their abilities to create feelings of 'well-being." They are responsible for whats called "fight or flight" and "runners high." Religious ecstasy pentacostals and other feel are a direct result of peptide endorphines.
---MikeM on 6/7/07

2.I have studied what pentacostals expeience, and have the journals to 'back up' my claim.
Morphine peptides in mammalian brain:Religious experience, interactions with the opiate receptor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 73: 2515, 1976.
Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (5 ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Endorphins and Development of the Western religious tradition; Dr. S. Stalcup PHD. UC Riverside monthly, 1993

---MikeM on 6/7/07

3. More infromation on what pentacostals experience; Margolis, Simeon. The Johns Hopkins Medical Handbook. New York, NY: Redley, 1995. 140-141.
Simantov, R. & Snyder, H. (1976). Morphine-like peptides in mammalian brain: Isolation, structure elucidation, and interactions with the opiate receptor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 73: 2515, 1976.
---MikeM on 6/7/07

I was reffering to the unintelligable language some people use. I do believe that the gift of tongues was to minister to others in their own dialect unknown by the speaker(as in Acts) That would be awesome. How could you imitate that? I was saying that if Jude 20 says to pray in the Spirit and that means to speak incoherently then how could we that don't have the gift apply it to our lives. Just askin
---DANNYBOY on 6/7/07

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DannyBoy: I dont claim to be a bible scholar. We are all here to learn and to help one another. But praying in the Spirit and in the Holy Ghost are two different things. And if you do not believe in tongues, I am sorry. I do. This is why I consider myself a Spirit-filled Pentecostal. Thank God I do. The whole bible does apply to us, that is, if you believe. You said you do not believe in tongues. So I guess that does not apply to you. You do not have to be a Pentecostal to be Spirit-filled, either.
---Robyn on 6/7/07

UPC has a twisted trinity doctrine. SDA's are not pentecostal.
There are bible believing churches/pentecostal/charismatic that believe in the Trinity/all of the spiritual gifts and order in the Church. Every believer can flow in the Holy Spirit, every believer should flow in the Holy Spirit.
---River on 6/7/07

Jesus came to set the captives free, liberty to the captives.
Faith is major in operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. But the gifts are as the Holy Spirit wills, not as we will.
If you're an available vessel, God can use you.
---River on 6/7/07

The pentecostal/charismatic I'm talking about is not afraid to step out of the boat.
They would rather be a drenched water walker than a dry boat sitter.
The eyes of the Lord run to and fro across the whole earth - He is looking for someone to whom He can show Himself strong.
Our hearts must be humbled at all times to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church.
---River on 6/7/07

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Hi, DANNYBOY > what's your reason for not believing in tongues?

IF the Holy Spirit has a person operating in this gift, Peter says, "As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." (1 Peter 4:10) So, a true gift of the Holy Spirit ministers God's own grace. THIS would still be for this time, I'd say > real tongues is NOT just miraculous talk, but ministering God's own grace.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/7/07

Pentecosatal means you believe in the Trintiy as well as speaking in Tongues!

Pentecostal churches are fire and brimstone, most people think that we are crazy, but I say call me crazy then I believe in the trinity and all of the gifts of the spirit.
Now there are other churches which are not Pentcosatal and they believe in the trinity as well but most don't believe in speaking in tongues. When you read the bible the book of Acts talks all about this gift!

I hope this helped.
---Lady-n-thought on 6/7/07

"But you, beloved, building yourselves up on our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."

This is Jude 20-21.

(1) It looks to me like Jude is saying that "praying in the Holy Spirit" is what keeps us in God's own love. This would need to be all the time...NOT just while one prays in tongues or in a language we know.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/7/07

(2) Paul shows us how the Holy Spirit prays for us > "Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." (Romans 8:26)

The Holy Spirit prays in "groanings which cannot be uttered". Tongues can be uttered. If we pray in the Holy Spirit, this can be DEEPER than ANY LOVE.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/7/07

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MikeM. What that says to me is that you teens were the real fakes and it was those teens who brought the false spirit into that assembly. If I were to come to your church and fake a heart attack your leaders would probably call an ambulance right? Or would they have such great discernment that they would know I was faking? Based on your doctrine that would make your leaders just as false as those you accuse.
---john on 6/7/07

Robyn, in Jude verse 20 it says "pray in the Holy Ghost". I hear that means praying in tongues to those who believe in it. But, what about those of us that don't believe in speaking tongues. Does that verse not apply to us simply because we don't have the ability to speak in tongues? And wouldn't that include all the other verses that mention "in the spirit" ? I'd like to think that the whole bible applies to me as well even though I don't have the gift. thoughts?
---DANNYBOY on 6/7/07

The differences in all churches are man decided that this is the way it should be, so he started another church doctrine. People who think Pentecost is speaking in tongues is all there is to it, are far from truth. Pentecost is a Jewish Hoilday. It began In Acts 1& 2. Read the story. Jesus directed His diciples to wait on the Holy Spirt to come and give them power to endure the temtations of life.
---Brenda on 6/7/07

To finish my statement. People have misconceptions of what the Holy Spirit does. He is important in each persons life because He teaches us truths of God's will. We must beleive in His voice and hear. I am a Spirit filled, raised in Pentecost, woman. It is not the title of a church that is important as compared to the heart condition. Enjoy where you are and pray for the truth. Read the Word.
---Brenda on 6/7/07

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When it comes to salvation, all other consideratons are secondary. Paul said to test the spirits, so we did. In a pentacostal meetingwith tape recorders we teens made upstuff, noises, got 'intrepretations'-all recorded on tape. We then were able to conclude when they said 'spirit filled' what they were really full of. 4 boys were thrown out for making the tapes, which the leaders wanted badly, very badly. Thanks to a midnight ride on a bus I still have, after 20years those tapes. Paul was right.
---MikeM on 6/6/07

I am Pentecostal. I do believe in speaking in tongues but not everyone has to or wants to speak in tongue.We do believe in full bodied immersion. Baptism is not necessary to be saved but it is required in obedience to God. We wear what we generally want to wear. It use to be stricter going but more relaxed now. I wear pants, makeup and I have freedom in Christ. I will always be a Pentecostal in my spirit. I like to worship as a Pentecostal, as well.
---Robyn on 6/6/07

Now there are also the Oneness Pentecostals that reject the Trinity and have concluded that God the Father came down to earth to inhabit a human shell named Jesus. This theology is the same as the pagan concept of an avatar, where a human vessel is made or becomes a host for a deity for a visit to the mortal plain.
---lorra8574 on 6/6/07

#2) The term pentecostal itself is used to describe a manner of belief which is usually seperated from other denominations most obviously but not solely by manner of the way they worship. Some churches use the word pentecostal in the name of their church. These churches are not to be confused with the growing cult organization United Pentecostas Church. Pentecostals usually believe firmally in use of gifts of the spirit and are sometime referred to as SPIIT FILLED or CHARASMATIC.
---jody on 6/6/07

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Pentecostals,spirit filled or charismatic Christians that you refer to are very different from the Seventh Day Adventists in many ways with the most obvious being style of worship. SDA's have a quite formal subdued style while pentecostals use all kinds of insturments and are loud, dance,raise their hands and even shout. SDA's DO NOT BELIEVE IN OR ALLOW the speaking in tongues while pentecostals encourage the use of the gift. There are more differences but these are major ones. Blessings. Hope it helped
---jody on 6/6/07

I was raised in the Church of God in Christ, as well. I am no longer a part of them. It is Pentecostal and has certain doctrines that they adhere to which are not biblical. All churches are cultic to a certain degree. But I believe all churches should hold certain beliefs: We must be born again....God's way, be baptized(full immersion) and filled with the Holy Spirit. The church we choose to join should teach these things.Then we are in line with the Word of God. Our fruit will be forthcoming.
---Robyn on 6/6/07

I was raised pentacostal, escaped it at 16. They were a southern type, threw sawdust on the floor to 'catch people' as they fell down 'spirit filled,' then they would twitch, and roll around. In summer the A/C would not work right, and when rolling in the sawdust whey looked more like breaded-chickens. As teens we used to take hidden tape recorders, and record their hootin' and a' hollerin.'
---MikeM on 6/6/07

Many pentacostals are decent people, but post-high school education to them is suspect. If a teen became involved in drugs, sexual immorality, crime, he could be forgiven. If the teen (and it happened a lot) went to college, questioned, debated,(thinking) he was thrown out for good. That means thinking was a greater sin than drugs, crime, of sexual immorality.

I have had 3 family members, so far that came to live with us on their way out of pentacostalism, all are now in college.
---MikeM on 6/6/07

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Hi, Patsy . . . nice to see you > God bless you ! ! !

(1) Generally, Pentacostals are the people who say the Holy Spirit has people speak "in other tongues"; what they mean is the Holy Spirit actually inspires people to miraculously speak in languages which they have never learned how to speak. I believe the Church of God in Christ group is Pentacostal, but Seventh Day Adventist is not.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/6/07

(2) We have Pentacostals who insist that, when you first get filled with the Holy Spirit, you will speak in other tongues as "evidence" that you have been filled with the Holy Spirit. NOT all Pentacostals require that you speak in other tongues when you first become filled by the Holy Spirit. And Baptists and others assert that you get filled by the Holy Spirit, automatically, by receiving tongues needed, at all.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/6/07

(3) Pentacostals consider speaking in tongues to have potential benefits >

a. to show when a person has been filled by the Holy Spirit;

b. help a missionary communicate with people, before the missionary learns their language;

c. provide a message from God, which someone can miraculously interpret;

d. have a person praying without understanding, so the person can't meddle in what is being prayed (-:}
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/6/07

(4) There are Pentacostals who insist that you have to be baptized by IMMERSION in water, in order to have your sins washed away. And they say it is wrong to say, "in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit", but instead you MUST actually say something like "in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, or else the baptism is not in His name and so your sins are not washed away. United Pentacostal is one of these Jesus naming baptizing groups, Patsy.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/6/07

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(5) So . . . certain Pentacostals will insist that you have not been filled by the Holy Spirit if you have not spoken in tongues. But not all Pentacostals, even in the same church, may hold to this.

Also, I had a friend in a church that baptizes by burial in water, naming Jesus over the baptism--requiring this in order for a person to get saved; yet, my friend said she did not even know that was what her church officially taught.

So - - each individual can speak for oneself.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/6/07

i always thought that pentacostals were gung-ho about speaking in tongues...sometimes going overboard...
Umm pentacostals also bring up the value of experiences than others...again some people bring them up and elivate them above faith and fact(bible) which is bad...
All i know about SDA is that they like to go to church on saturday and dont like to eat pork
---mark_B. on 6/5/07

The only difference is the name. Pentecostal believes that woman should only wear dresses/skirts, and wear their hair long. The also believe that a person must speak in tongues before going to heaven. No SDA's is nowhere near like the Pentecostal's. The SDA's are afraid to move, wondering what others will think of them. Just curious why did you become a SDA?
---Rebecca_D on 6/5/07

Sorry, most of the Seventh Day adventists I am most familiar with here are not Pentecostal. Pentecostals cherish the Holy Spirit but Seventh Day adventists are more religious than anything - mostly obsesssed with the Sabbath. Perhaps it's different elsewhere, wouldn't want to generalize. God bless.
---Meir on 6/6/07

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First lets understand something. In the Fourth General Council in October 1916 of the Assemblies of God, the Church adopted the doctrine of the Trinity, which is the Orthodox teaching since the time of the Apostles.

Once this happened, the Oneness Pentcostals withdrew from the organization. After many Councils and Mergers, the Church officially became know as "The United Pentecostal Church International" in 1945.
---Ramon on 6/5/07

#2 The united Pentecostal Church are a cult by definition. They teach:

1) Salvation through Baptism
2) Accept an inaccurate view of God, often called "Jesus only". They reject the Bible doctrine of the Trinity, making them heretics.
3) Believe that speaking in tongues is required for salvation. No where taught in Scriptures
4) They believe no one is save outside of UPCI. The idea that salvation can only be obtained through "Jesus Christ" is rejected in the UPCI.
---Ramon on 6/5/07

#3 There are more false doctrines within this group. Pentecostals are those who accept that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still active today, but we must "distinguish" between Pentecostals sects and groups.

I attend a Church of God Pentecostal Church. We along with the Assemblies of God, and other Pentecostal Church, accept the Trinity and other biblical doctrines that United Pentecostals reject. United Pentecostals are not "classic" Pentecostals.
---Ramon on 6/5/07

Patsy, if you were a pentecostal you would know it. No one would have to tell you.
The answer is no, they are not.
---Margret on 6/5/07

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