I have a coworker who belongs to the Church of God, but he got saved at a Baptist church and has attended a Baptist Bible school. We often talk about faith issues, and he mentions that he believes that only the Baptists can trace their origin back to the time of Christ. But what about the modern-day charismatic/pentecostal movement? Where does it come from? Did it really just start at a Bible school in Kansas? Does church history ever record any instances of the gifts of the Holy Spirit among the Waldenses, Cathari, Paulicans, etc.? Even Shakespeare in his play Macbeth mentions a man healing and prophesying. So I believe that the idea that it all just started out in the Midwest in the mid-1800s scratches only the surface. Does anybody have a better idea of the origin of the charismatic/pentecostal movement? Do Baptists really believe in a disappearance of the gifts mentioned in Mark 16, throughout Acts and 1. Cor. 12/14? If so, is that documented in the Bible or in church history? Please let me know more. Thank you for your feedback.