Category Archives: Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost: Church Tradition or a Lived Reality?


On Pentecost Sunday millions of Christians will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the early church. we gather and we pray,hear the word read and preached from and we sing our hymns and songs,but what does it all … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power: A study in the development of the doctrine of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit


                                     INTRODUCTION This dissertation is looking at the development of the doctrine of the baptism with the Holy Spirit in nineteenth century America.  It will be confined to looking at the change of emphasis from purity to power … Continue reading

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The Voice by Don Nori: A book review


This is an important book that the body of Christ needs to take notice of, but I fear that it will not be popular in some circles. This is a very realistic book which reflects The authors long walk with … Continue reading

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One Name,One Number by Richard Brunton: A book review


This is not an unbiased review as I have known the author since the beginning of Living Hope Ministries. Also, as mentioned in the book, the church I serve as an elder is twinned with a church in Bosnia. This … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Generously Given


It is easy to seek the gifts of the Spirit and at the same time feel that it is unlikely that God will really bless us and equip us. We tend to feel that we have to be more spiritual … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power Part 4


                           REUBEN A. TORREY              Reuben A. Torrey was an influential Bible teacher and evangelist who was influenced by  D.L.Moody and, through him by Finney[i].   With Torrey and his little book, The Baptism with the Holy Spirit[ii],,we come to a … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power Part 3


                                               PHOEBE PALMER    It has been said that “One cannot understand the Holiness Movement today without a knowledge of Phoebe Palmer and the Tuesday Meetings.”[i]    This statement shows the tremendous influence that Mrs Palmer had.   Her ministry touched the … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power Part 2 (my masters dissertation)


                                                CHARLES FINNEY In approaching Charles Finney we need to briefly look at the transition years between him and the earlier writings of Wesley and Fletcher.   Timothy Smith implies that Methodism adopted the Pentecostal terminology direct from Finney but this … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power: Part 1 (This is my Masters dissertion written in 1999)


                                      INTRODUCTION This dissertation is looking at the development of the doctrine of the baptism with the Holy Spirit in nineteenth century America.  It will be confined to looking at the change of emphasis from purity to power … Continue reading

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