Whenever I travel to Latin America I usually carry a pair of handcuffs in my suitcase. I use them as a visual aid when Iâ€™m preaching about the machismo attitude that is so prevalent in that region. I remind everyone in the audience that esposa, the word for wife in Spanish, is the same word used for handcuffs.
Esposas. Why would the word for wife be the same word for a form of bondage? Because women in many Latin countries suffer unthinkable abuse in the home. Puerto Rico, where I spoke last week, has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Latin America, and many women die there every year at the hands of their partners....
Quote "Within twenty years of the founding of modern Pentecostalism by Charles Parham, many people became Pentecostal who had Baptist rather than Methodist holiness backgrounds. These new Pentecostals rejected the second blessing idea of entire sanctification. Thus, the third blessing, â€śthe baptism of the Spiritâ€ť became the â€śsecond blessing.â€ť Pentecostal theology has retained the second blessing idea to the present. Pentecostalism and the modern Charismatic movement did not grow out of the careful exegesis of Godâ€™s Word but rather out of heretical â€śholinessâ€ť revivalism." (B.Schwertley)
Now thats interesting. I've come across "Baptists" on here who have been into this baptism in the Spirit ideology. Does this mean that some of you Baptists are Pentecostalists?
Russ wrote: Dwayne I think he points out Christian issues because he is a Christian. We aren't called to judge the world for they act like their nature compelled them to. We are called to judge the church and yes there are still problems in the church.
Ya I guess thats true. We sure need grace from God to keep our marraiges pure and intact.
This is not about Christians and their marriages. Because this guy is one of the Charismatic, Pentecostal heretic crowd and is writing about that cult and its problems. Too many people in this world can't identify what the real Christian life is nor who the real Christian Remnant are.
These Charismatic/Pentecostal people are no more Christian than Roman Catholics or Jehovah's Witnesses.
The reason they have problems with wife-beating is because they remain under the dominion of sin and Satan.
"When the Charismatic movement is analyzed doctrinally, ethically and historically and their â€śsupernatural giftsâ€ť are examined empirically, it is revealed as a gigantic fraud and a great force for declension in evangelical Protestantism. The Charismatic movement is not a genuine revival but rather is a man-invented, man-centered, man-generated movement" Brian Schwertley
Dwayne I think he points out Christian issues because he is a Christian. We aren't called to judge the world for they act like their nature compelled them to. We are called to judge the church and yes there are still problems in the church.