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Featured Are some Baptists closer to Assembly of God than Reformed?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by kathleenmariekg, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. kathleenmariekg

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    I was thinking today, that if you scrape the surface stuff off, deeper down, some Baptists are more like their Assembly of God siblings than their more similar-looking reformed and conservative siblings.
     
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    Most Baptist deny the perpetuity of spiritual gifts.
     
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    Yes, but is that really any bigger than some other issues like salvation and covenant theology and missions?
     
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    I was once a Assembly of God member, but that was years ago. The last couple of times that I attended an Assembly of God meeting, I wanted to get up and leave, but didn't in order to avoid creating a disturbance. The first time, a visiting speaker reported that he had visited Jim Bakker in prison and he was really excited about some work that Jim was doing in prison and was eager for his release so he could get back to his ministry.
    The second time, the church pastor made casual reference to the "Prophet Marvin Gorman". The so-called Brownsville Revival has also caused me to have doubts about that crowd.
     
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    I think so. John MacArthur wrote a book called Charismatic Chaos. As Roy just pointed out, they are illogical. In the case of the Assembly of God, their doctrinal statement is much like Baptist beliefs other than Pentecostals believe in the perpetuity of spiritual gifts and do not believe in eternal security. Also, Pentecostals ordain women and Baptists don’t.

    I have read that Pentecostalism attracts the poorest of the poor.
     
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    I was a teaching Elder in a Local AOG, and just so glad the lord delivered me out of Charismatic Chaos!
     
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    The AOG is more solid in theology then the word of faith charismatics, as at least they do not accept additional revelations, nor prophets/Apostles, nor diviner health and wealth!
     
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    Yes, as could see some "free will" baptists liking their music and worship, and their views on salvation!
     
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    I guess it comes down to what is most important to an individual.

    Adding and subtracting things from the salvation requirements is of critical important to me. Noise levels and emotion levels are not of critical importance, until and unless they start messing with salvation issues.
     
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    To their credit, AOG does not hold to modern day Prophets/Apostles, nor to word of faith!
     
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    The AOG is the most biblical based Pentacostal church, as while do not agree with their teachings on gifts and Holy Spirit, not in cultist and heresy as many in Charismatic chaos are!
     
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    Ill take that over an EVIL belief of God any day.
     
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    Like Rome has?
     
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    AOG is ALL over the place on what doctrines they hold to. The AOG church down the street from us holds to the belief that if you do not speak in tongues then you can't possibly be regenerated. However, another AOG church across town hold to salvation by faith alone. Another, pushes 'name it and claim it' beliefs. Remember back when Jimmy Swaggart was suspended for his 'fall from grace?'. He was quickly received back into the the 'good graces' of the AOG without 'repenting' for what he had been suspended for and put back into the pulpit.
     
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    National AOG wanted him to step down a full year and get counseling, but his district got him for just 3 months!
     
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    I thought that he was out of the AOG forever.
     
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    I hope so.
     
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    he is, as went independent
     
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    why would that be?
     
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    It would be nice to see the level of faith other denominations exhibit within evangelical Baptists. As it stands it seems that many have a form of godliness but deny the power of the gospel. There is an intellectualism that seeks to dismiss anything that does not fit in it's expectations. It was not always this way among Baptists, and hopefully it's more a sign of discussion boards and academia while being less "on the ground".

    Christians need to stop reading the Bible as "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth" and start taking to heart what Christ commanded. We need to stop waiting for the Kingdom to come and start participating in the Kingdom that is here because when the Kingdom comes in it's fullest extent it will come for those who are already kingdom people - not for those who are waiting to become kingdom people.
     
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