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Encyclopedia > Assemblies of God
Assemblies of God
Classification Protestant
Orientation Pentecostal, Evangelical
Polity Presbyterian
Origin 1914
Separations Oneness Pentecostals (separated 1917)
Statistics
Congregations 283,413
Members 57 million

The General Council of the Assemblies of God, or Assemblies of God for short, is the world's largest Pentecostal denomination, with over 283,413 churches and outstations in over 200 countries (including 12,311 churches in the U.S.) and approximately 57 million adherents worldwide.[1][2][3] It prefers to be referred to as a cooperative fellowship instead of a denomination.[citation needed] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... The Assemblies of God is a name used by many Pentecostal denominations and congregations, which the most well-known groups are those linked to the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, such the General Council of the Assemblies of God of the United States, and having the General Convention of the... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Christian doctrine redirects here. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The word evangelicalism often refers to... Ecclesiastical polity is the operational and governance structure of a church or Christian denomination. ... Presbyterian governance of a church is typified by the rule of assemblies of presbyters, or elders. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Athanasius · Augustine · Constantine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Calvin · Luther · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Oneness... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ...


The Assemblies of God has aggressive missions programs that are designed to establish self-supporting and self-propagating national church bodies in every country. As of late 2006, the Assemblies of God World Missions Research Office reported constituencies in 212 countries and territories, with over 5,000 adherents added per day.[4] As of 2005, the fellowship operated 859 Bible schools, 1,131 extension programs and 39 seminaries outside of the United States.[5] For the Ecuadorian artist, see Manuel Rendón Seminario. ...

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History

The Assemblies of God has its roots in the Pentecostal revival of the early twentieth century. This revival is generally traced to a prayer meeting held under the leadership of Charles Parham, at Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas, on January 1, 1901. The "awakening" or "revival" spread rapidly to Missouri, Texas, California and elsewhere. In 1906, a three year revival meeting began at Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles that attracted believers from around the world. The Third Great Awakening was a period in American history from 1886 to 1908. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... A prayer meeting is, as its name describes, a meeting of people for the purpose of prayer as a group. ... Charles Fox Parham (4 June 1873 - c. ... aka, Bethel Gospel School. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held with an eye to encourage active members of a religious body and to provoke those outside of it to become part of it. ... The Azusa Street Revival was a Pentecostal revival meeting that took place in Los Angeles, California and was led by William J. Seymour, an African American preacher. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Reports of the revival were carried far and wide by periodicals and other publications that sprang up along with the movement. Independent revivals also began to break out during this time in other parts of the world. The Pentecostal aspects of the revival were not generally welcomed by established churches, and participants in the movement soon found themselves forced outside existing religious bodies. These people sought out their own places of worship, and founded hundreds of distinctly Pentecostal congregations.


In approximately 1913, many of the original Assemblies Of God pastors and leaders had separated themselves from the Church Of God In Christ[citation needed], and other prominent Pentecostal denominations. This split was due, in part, to racial tensions and societal laws requiring segregation[citation needed]. Another key factor for the separation was due to the lack of structured missionary support for worldwide efforts. This is of particular importance because many of the original Assemblies of God leaders and pastors were either ordained or received their appointments while in the Church Of God In Christ[citation needed]. There was also a separation from the non-Pentecostal Christian and Missionary Alliance over "The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit". Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Church of God. ... Segregation means separation. ...


By 1914, many ministers and laymen alike began to realize just how far-reaching the spread of the revival and pentecostalism had become. Many evangelistic outreaches birthed by the new movement created a number of practical problems-- Formal recognition of ministers, approval and support of missionaries, doctrinal unity, gospel literature, and a permanent Bible training school, and full accounting of funds were all issues that needed to be dealt with. Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Concerned leaders felt the desire to protect and preserve the results of the revival these thousands of newly Spirit-baptized believers by uniting through cooperative fellowship. In April of 1914 about 300 preachers and laymen gathered from 20 states and several foreign countries for a "General Council" in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to discuss and take action on these and other pressing needs. Sign from the city limits. ...


A cooperative fellowship emerged from the meeting and was incorporated under the name The General Council of the Assemblies of God. In time, self-governing and self-supporting general councils broke off from the original fellowship or were formed independently in several nations throughout the world, originating either from indigenous Pentecostal movements or as a direct result of the indigenous missions strategy of the General Council.[6]


The Assemblies of God experienced a major schism early in their history when they adopted the doctrine of the Trinity at their Fourth General Council in October 1916 in St. Louis. Those that withdrew from the fellowship were known as "Oneness Pentecostals," who believed in baptizing "in the name of Jesus Christ" and not "in the name of The Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost/Spirit." This schism caused the loss of approximately one-fourth of recognized A/G ministers, including all ministers in the state of Louisiana. Oneness ministers met in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and on January 2, 1917, they formed their own fellowship. Two "Oneness" organizations were birthed out of this split. The Pentecostal Assemblies Of The World (PAW) and a group which later became known as the United Pentecostal Church International. This article is about the Christian Trinity. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Oneness (concept) is related to Enlightenment and is referring to the experience of oneness and nonduality. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Eureka Springs is a town located in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, USA. The entire town of Eureka Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arkansas. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... The United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) is a multi cultural United States based Christian organization and is headquartered in the St. ...


In 1988, the loose body of cooperative councils joined under the name World Pentecostal Assemblies of God Fellowship as result of an initiative by Dr. J. Philip Hogan, then executive director of the Division of Foreign Missions of the General Council of the Assemblies of God of the United States. The initial purpose was to coordinate evangelism, but soon developed into a more permanent organism of inter-relation. Dr. Hogan was elected the first chairman of the Fellowship and served until 1992 when Rev. David Yonggi Cho was elected chairman. In 1993, the name of the Fellowship was changed to the World Assemblies of God Fellowship.[7] The General Council of the Assemblies of God USA, is a Pentecostal denomination headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... David Yonggi Cho is a Korean Christian minister. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Doctrine

An AOG church in Fiji, conveniently located to serve passengers entering the country via Nadi Airport
An AOG church in Fiji, conveniently located to serve passengers entering the country via Nadi Airport

According to the Assemblies of God (USA) website, "Two years after the church’s founding, the pioneers of the Assemblies of God adopted 16 beliefs for the Fellowship, which remains virtually unchanged." These are known as "The 16 Fundamental Truths." The Assemblies' doctrines are summarized in its Statement of Fundamental Truths.[8] Nadi International Airport (IATA: NAN, ICAO: NFFN) is the main international gateway for the islands of Fiji. ...


Numerous Christian groups share some or all of these tenets -- and some positions (like the Trinity) are considered more central to the faith than others. Of these sixteen, four are considered "core beliefs of the Fellowship," or "Cardinal Doctrines." These are:

  • Salvation Through Jesus Christ
  • Baptism in the Holy Spirit
  • Divine Healing
  • The Second Coming of Christ

These positions are considered non-negotiable,[5] although critics have questioned how well doctrinal integrity is maintained[citation needed]. These statements of belief have a Biblical basis.
Below is a summary of the Assemblies of God's doctrinal positions and biblical references which are used to back up these statements.


16 Fundamental Truths

1. The Scriptures Inspired - The Scriptures, both the Old Testament and New Testament, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21) Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain written texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Note: Judaism... This article is about the Christian scriptures. ... Revelation of the Last Judgment by Jacob de Backer Revelation is an uncovering or disclosure via communication from the divine of something that has been partially or wholly hidden or unknown, which could not be known apart from the unveiling (Goswiller 1987 p. ... For other uses of Timothy, see Timothy (disambiguation). ... The Epistles to the Thessalonians, also known as the Letters to the Thessalonians, are two books from the New Testament of the Christian Bible. ...


2. The One True God - The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11 , Matthew 28:19 , Luke 3:22) Deuteronomy (Greek deuteronomium, second, from to deuteronomium touto, this second law, pronounced ) is the fifth book of the Torah of the Hebrew bible and the Old Testament. ... Isaiah the Prophet in Hebrew Scriptures was depicted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo. ... Matthew may refer to: In religion: Matthew the Evangelist, the person traditionally held as the apostle of the Gospel of Christ Gospel of Matthew, a book of the Bible Matthew of Kraków, a professor of theology People with the given name Matthew: Matthew (given name) Other: Matthew the fictional... For other uses, see Luke. ...

  • The AG doctrine has further clarified this position into several sub-categories of: Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead, Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead, The Title, Lord Jesus Christ, The Lord Jesus Christ, God with Us, The Title, Son of God, Transgression of the Doctrine of Christ, Exaltation of Jesus Christ as Lord, Equal Honor to the Father and to the Son.

3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ - The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare: This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up transgression in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

4. The Fall of Man - Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26,27, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12-19) For the biological phenomenon of female-only reproduction, see Parthenogenesis. ... For other uses, see Luke. ... Impeccability is the absence of sin. ... This article is about the Hebrew people. ... (Redirected from 1 Peter) In Christianity, the First Epistle of Peter is a book of the New Testament. ... According to the canonical Gospels, Jesus worked many miracles in the course of his ministry, which may be categorized into cures, exorcisms, dominion over nature, three instances of raising the dead, and various others. ... Substitutionary atonement is the act of restoring balances by substitution. ... The Passion is the theological term used for the suffering, both physical and mental, of Jesus in the hours prior to and including his trial and execution by crucifixion. ... (Redirected from 1 Corinthians) See also: Second Epistle to the Corinthians and Third Epistle to the Corinthians The First Epistle to the Corinthians is a book of the Bible in the New Testament. ... (Redirected from 2 Corinthians) See also: First Epistle to the Corinthians and Third Epistle to the Corinthians The Second Epistle to the Corinthians is a book of the Bible New Testament. ... The Resurrection—Tischbein, 1778. ... Exaltation is the theological term for trance; although it is practiced by many religious groups nowadays, it was seen as an alliance with the devil earlier in history. ... The Epistle to Philippians is a book included in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. ... Adam, Eve, and a female serpent (possibly Lilith) at the entrance to Notre Dame de Paris In Abrahamic religion, the Fall of Man, the Story of the Fall, or simply, the Fall, refers to mans transition from a state of innocence to a state of knowing only dualities such... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ... The Epistle to the Romans is one of the letters of the New Testament canon of the Christian Bible. ...


5. The Salvation of Man - Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. For other uses, see Salvation (disambiguation). ...

  • Conditions to Salvation - Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:5-7)
  • The Evidence of Salvation - The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16)
  • The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:24, Titus 2:12)

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  • Baptism in Water - The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4)
  • Holy Communion - The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements --bread and the fruit of the vine-- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4 ), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26 ), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26 ), and is enjoined on all believers "till He come!"

7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit - All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31) This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 8:12-17, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9) This article is about the Christian religious act of Baptism. ... Look up immersion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Eucharist (disambiguation). ... The Lords Supper is a variation of the name and the service of The Last Supper or Eucharist. ... The Second Epistle of Peter is a book of the New Testament of the Bible. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      In mainstream... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      The...


With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:

  • an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, (John 7:37-39 , Acts 4:8)
  • a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43 , Hebrews 12:28)
  • an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42)
  • and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost (Mark 16:20)

8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit - The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. (Acts 2:4). The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use. (1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 1 Corinthians 12:28) Tongues redirects here. ... Gifts of the Holy Spirit redirects here. ...


9. Sanctification - Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. (Romans 12:1,2, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 13:12) The Scriptures teach a life of "holiness without which no man shall see the Lord." (Hebrews 12:14) By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: "Be ye holy, for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:15,16) Sanctification or in its verb form, sanctify, literally means to set apart for special use or purpose, that is to make holy or sacred (compare Latin sanctus holy). Therefore sanctification refers to the state or process of being set apart, i. ...


Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 6:1-11, Romans 6:13, Romans 8:1,2, Romans 8:13, Galatians 2:20, Philippians 2:12,13, 1 Peter 1:5)


10. The Church and its Mission - The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her Great Commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven. (Ephesians 1:22,23, Ephesians 2:22, Hebrews 12:23) In Christian tradition, the Great Commission is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples, that they spread the faith to all the world. ...


Since God's purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, the priority reason for being of the Assemblies of God as part of the Church is:

  • To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world. (Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19,20, Mark 16:15,16)
  • To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13)
  • To be a channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:12)

The Assemblies of God exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason for being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience: For other uses, see Believe. ... According to the New Testament, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is an experience sent by Jesus Christ. ...

  • Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs. (Mark 16:15-20, Acts 4:29-31, Hebrews 2:3,4)
  • Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God. (1 Corinthians 2:10-16, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 13, 1 Corinthians 14)
  • Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Galatians 5:22-26, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Ephesians 4:11,12, 1 Corinthians 12:28, Colossians 1:29)

11. The Ministry - A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in: Look up evangelist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Epistle to the Colossians is a book of the Bible New Testament. ...

  • Evangelization of the world. (Mark 16:15-20)
  • Worship of God. (John 4:23,24)
  • Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Ephesians 4:11-16)

12. Divine Healing - Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4,5, Matthew 8:16,17, James 5:14-16) Taken during a Hindu prayer ceremony on the eve of Diwali. ... Faith healing is the use of supernatural or spiritual intervention to cure disease. ... This article is about the film. ...


13. The Blessed Hope - The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, 1 Corinthians 15:51,52) For other meanings, see Rapture (disambiguation). ... (Redirected from 1 Thessalonians) The Epistles to the Thessalonians, also known as the Letters to the Thessalonians, are two books from the New Testament of the Christian Bible. ...


14. The Millennial Reign of Christ - The Second Coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years. (Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 19:11-14, Revelation 20:1-6) For other uses, see Second Coming (disambiguation). ... The male given name Zechariah is derived from the Hebrew זְכַרְיָה, meaning God has remembered. ... Revelation of the Last Judgment by Jacob de Backer Revelation is an uncovering or disclosure via communication from the divine of something that has been partially or wholly hidden or unknown, which could not be known apart from the unveiling (Goswiller 1987 p. ...

  • This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel, (Ezekiel 37:21,22, Zephaniah 3:19,20, Romans 11:26,27)
  • and the establishment of universal peace. (Isaiah 11:6-9, Psalms 72:3-8, Micah 4:3,4)

15. The Final Judgment - There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:8) Millennialism (or chiliasm), from millennium, which literally means thousand years, is primarily a belief expressed in some Christian denominations, and literature, that there will be a Golden Age or Paradise on Earth where Christ will reign prior to the final judgment and future eternal state, primarily derived from the book... Ezekiel, , IPA: , God will strengthen, from , chazaq, [ xazaq ], literally to fasten upon, figuratively strong, and , el, [ el ], literally strength, figuratively Almighty. He is a prophet and priest in the Bible who prophesied for 22 years sometime in the 500s BCE while in the form of visions exiled in... Psalms (from the Greek: Psalmoi) (originally meaning songs sung to a harp, from psallein play on a stringed instrument, Ψαλμοί; Hebrew: Tehilim, תהילים, or praises) is a book of the Hebrew Bible, Tanakh or Old Testament. ... Micah (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian ) is the name of several people in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), and means who is like God, possibly in the sense of unique The name is sometimes found with theophoric extensions. ... Judgment Day redirects here. ... The Book of Life, Sefer HaChaim, is the allegorical book in which God records the names and lives of the righteous. ... In the Book of Revelation, the beast, the false prophet, the Satan, death, hades, and all those whose names arent written in the Book of Life are thrown into the lake of fire[1]. In some interpretations, the servants of iniquity are tortured forever in the lake. ... Fire and brimstone is a motif in Christian preaching that uses vivid descriptions of hell and damnation to encourage the listeners to fear divine wrath and punishment. ...


16. The New Heavens and the New Earth - "We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness." (2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21, Revelation 22)


Beliefs

Pacifism

Today, the Assemblies of God acknowledges that its members may take different stands on the question of war, and allows each church and believer to take the stance they feel most appropriate. The denomination acknowledges its loyalty to the government, but has no other official stance on the issue.


However, prior to 1967, the A/G, along with the majority of other Pentecostal denominations, officially opposed Christian participation in war and considered itself a peace church. The official position of the church until that time read as follows, "We, as a body of Christians, while purposing to fulfill all the obligations of loyal citizenship, are nevertheless constrained to declare we cannot conscientiously participate in war and armed resistance which involves the actual destruction of human life, since this is contrary to our view of the clear teachings of the inspired Word of God, which is the sole basis of our faith."[9] Most of the founders and first generation members of the denomination held to this view and it was presented as official teaching throughout World Wars I and World War II. In 1940, The Pacifist Handbook listed the Assemblies of God as the third largest peace church in America. Peace churches are Christian groups in the pacifist tradition. ... Citizen redirects here. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


The official position however, did not reflect the actual practice of the church. Although the original position of the denomination stated in 1917 and reaffirmed in 1927 General Council may have been pacifist, attitudes changed rapidly during the 1930’s. This was caused in part by the influx of many new members who did not share the older pacifist view. Influential teachers such as Myer Pearlman, who had served in WWI and who now wrote the Adult Sunday School quarterly, also challenged the pacifist stand. The degree of this change is seen in that the October 17, 1942 Pentecostal Evangel carried a feature story on the first Assemblies of God Minister to serve as a military chaplain.[10] Since the Pentecostal Evangel is the official organ of the Assemblies of God and denominational approval is required for a chaplaincy appointment there was obviously a disconnect between official statements and practice. Among the membership less than 35 Assemblies of God men had requested conscientious objector status during WW2.[11] By Contrast in 1944 over 50,000 Assemblies of God men were serving in the Armed forces.[12] This is a huge number for a denomination with a membership of less than 250,000 at the time.[13] The official pacifist position however remained unchanged until the 1967 general council when the present neutral position was written into the General Council Constitution and By-Laws: “ARTICLE XXII. MILITARY SERVICE As a Movement we affirm our loyalty to the government of the United States in war or peace. We shall continue to insist, as we have historically, on the right of each member to choose whether to declare their position as a combatant, a noncombatant, or a conscientious objector.”[14]


Scandals

A frequent element of major AOG scandals is stonewalling, and often a cover-up is involved, which in some cases can even lead to formal criminal charges of obstruction of justice or perjury.


In many cases, the "damage control" denials and other deception involved in efforts to "cover up" a scandal became themselves more scandalous, and more damaging to careers, than the underlying problem.


Jimmy Swaggart

Jimmy Swaggart Sex scandals - Assemblies of God leader Jimmy Swaggart was caught with a prostitute before withdrawing from the denomination. [15] , [16] 1987, Jimmy Swaggart photographed with a prostitute outside the Travel Inn in Lake Charles.[17] Jimmy Lee Swaggart (born March 15, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana) is a Pentecostal preacher and pioneer of televangelism who reached the height of his popularity in the 1980s. ... Jimmy Lee Swaggart (born March 15, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana) is a Pentecostal preacher and pioneer of televangelism who reached the height of his popularity in the 1980s. ...


Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker Sex scandals, Financial scandals, Rape allegations - Assemblies of God leader Jim Bakker paid his secretary Jessica Hahn $279,000 from church funds to keep quiet regarding his sexual encounter with her. Bakker was indicted in 1988 on 8 counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and 1 count of conspiracy. James Orsen Bakker (born January 2, 1939, in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American televangelist, a former Assemblies of God minister, and a former host (with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker) of The PTL Club, a popular evangelical Christian television program. ... James Orsen Bakker (born January 2, 1939, in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American televangelist, a former Assemblies of God minister, and a former host (with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker) of The PTL Club, a popular evangelical Christian television program. ... Jessica Hahn (born July 7, 1959 in Massapequa, New York) is a American model and former church secretary who is best known for her affair with televangelist Jim Bakker. ...


Frank Houston

Frank Houston Pedophilia, Homosexual, Child Sex Scandals - Assemblies of God leader Frank Houston confessed that he had engaged in paedophile sexual activities with a teenage boy while ministering in New Zealand some thirty years earlier. [18] Frank Houston born William Francis Houston in Wanganui, New Zealand, 1922 died Sydney, Australia, November 8, 2004. ...


Morris Cerullo

Morris Cerullo has been indicted by a Grand Jury for IRS fraud. His ministry has been under investigation for years by the government for his fund raising practices. John Paul Warren, a former Senior Executive with Morris Cerullo World Evangelism (MCWE) has filed a lawsuit claiming he was ousted from the MCWE organization after confronting Cerullo about "unethical and fraudulent fund-raising techniques." This is the second such lawsuit against Cerullo .[19] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Denominational Post-secondary Educational Institutions

United States
Canada (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)
Central America and the Caribbean
  • The Assemblies of God Bible College [14] Nassau, NP, Bahamas [AA, Diploma, BA] {BRANCHES: Pneuma Bible Institute: Freeport, Bahamas; Abaco Bible Institute: Abaco, Bahamas]
Latin America
  • Caribbean Theological College, Bayamon, Puerto Rico (A.A., B.A.)
Europe
Asia
Australia

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Denominations members of the WAGF

The data shown below are primarely drawn from the World Christian Database (2005 ed) but also contains national denominational data and/or Census where indicated.

Region Country Denomination Total members (2005)
Asia Afghanistan Assemblies of God in Afghanistan 110
Europe Albania Assemblies of God in Albania[20] 1,300
Africa Algeria Assemblees de Dieu en Algeria 80
Africa Angola Assembleias de Deus em Angola 1,500,000
Caribbean Antigua Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies[21] 20,000
Latin America Argentina Union of the Assemblies of God in Argentina[22] 600,000
Caribbean Aruba Assemblies of God in the Dutch Caribbean 600
Europe Austria Free Christian Assemblies of Austria[23] 5,200
Oceania Australia Australian Christian Churches 200,000
Oceania Samoa Samoan Assemblies of God Incorporated/Fa'apotopotoga a le Atua Samoa 30,000
Caribbean Bahamas Assemblies of God in the Bahamas[24] 7,200
Asia Bangladesh Assemblies of God in Bangladesh 30,200
Caribbean Barbados Pentecostal Assemblies of West Indies[25] 13,400
Europe Belgium Fellowship of Flemish Pent. Churches/Assemblées de Dieu de Belgique[26] 6,500
Latin America Belize Assemblies of God 3,800
Africa Benin Assemblées de Dieu 300,000
Caribbean Bermudas Pentecostal Assemblies of West Indies[27] 220
Latin America Bolivia Asambleas de Dios de Bolivia[28] 14,000
Africa Botswana Assemblies of God 9,500
Latin America Brazil Convenção Geral das Assembléias de Deus no Brasil[29] 3,500,000
North America Canada Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada[30] 270,000
North America Canada Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland[31] 31,700
North America Canada Canadian Assemblies of God[32] 2,500
Africa Cape Verde Assembleias de Deus 875
Caribbean Cayman Islands Assemblies of God of Cayman Islands 180
Africa Central African Republic Assemblées de Dieu 1,037
Africa Chad Assemblées de Dieu de Chad 4,790
Africa Republic of Mauritius Mauritian Assemblies of God[33] 71,000
Africa Réunion Mission Salut & Guerison[34]

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Similar sounding but not afiliated with the WAGF

The Assemblies of God International Fellowship is a Pentecostal denomination rooted in the revival among the Scandinavian Baptists in the Midwest. ... The International Assemblies of God Fellowship is umbrella organization for Trinitarian Baptistic Pentecostals. ... The Independent Assemblies of God, International (IAOGI) is a pentecostal Christian association with roots in the Azusa Street Revival and Scandinavian Congregationalism. ...

References

  1. ^ World Christian Database, Asia Pacific Mission Office
  2. ^ Assemblies of God World Missions Research Office - AGWM Current Facts and Highlights (2007)
  3. ^ A/G Statistical Reports
  4. ^ Assemblies of God World Missions Research Office - AGWM Current Facts and Highlights (2007)
  5. ^ Assemblies of God World Missions Research Office - AGWM Current Facts and Highlights (2005)
  6. ^ General Council of the Assemblies of God (USA) - Our History (2006) [1]
  7. ^ David Cho Evangelistic Mission Journal - History of WAGF and its Leadership (September 2000 Edition) [2]
  8. ^ Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God (AOG website)
  9. ^ Paul Alexander, An Analysis of the Emergence and Decline of Pacifism in the History of the Assemblies of God, PhD dissertation, Baylor University, 2000
  10. ^ Pentecostal Evangel, Oct 17, 1942. p. 3.
  11. ^ 'Defend the Faith' in AG Heritage 2007, p. 48
  12. ^ William Menzies, Anointed to Serve, p237
  13. ^ William Menzies, Anointed to Serve, p401
  14. ^ Constitution and Bylaws of the General Council of God in the United States of America and Selected Territories, Article XXII.
  15. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/21/newsid_2565000/2565197.stm
  16. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE5DA1E3BF936A25753C1A967958260
  17. ^ http://www.mojos.org/jimmy-swaggart.php
  18. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Hillsong-farewells-a-lost-sheep-pioneer/2004/11/12/1100227581958.html
  19. ^ http://www.cephas-library.com/evangelists/evangelist_morris_cerullo_fraud.html
  20. ^ Assemblies of God in Albania
  21. ^ Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies
  22. ^ Union of the Assemblies of God in Argentina
  23. ^ Free Christian Assemblies of Austria
  24. ^ Assemblies of God in the Bahamas
  25. ^ Pentecostal Assemblies of West Indies
  26. ^ Fellowship of Flemish Pent. Churches/Assemblées de Dieu de Belgique
  27. ^ Pentecostal Assemblies of West Indies
  28. ^ Asambleas de Dios de Bolivia
  29. ^ Convenção Geral das Assembléias de Deus no Brasil
  30. ^ Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
  31. ^ Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland
  32. ^ Canadian Assemblies of God
  33. ^ Mauritian Assemblies of God
  34. ^ Mission Salut & Guerison

External links

  • List of links to International Assemblies of God Fraternal Organizations
  • Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (Assemblies of God archives), one of the largest collections of materials documenting the global Pentecostal movement]
  • German InformationSite about Religion

Africa

  • Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (source: ag.org [15])
  • Assemblies of God Reunion Island
  • Assemblies of God Mauritius
  • Assemblies of God Nigeria
  • Assemblies of God of South Africa (source: ag.org [16])
  • Assemblies of God of Congo (source: ag.org [17])

North America

  • Assemblies of God USA
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (source: ag.org [18])
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador (source: ag.org [19])
  • Canadian Assemblies of God
  • Brazilian Assemblies of God in Canada
  • Assemblies of God of Mexico (source: ag.org [20])

Central America and the Caribbean

  • Caribbean Region of the Assemblies of God
  • Assemblies of God in Guatemala
  • Assemblies of God Dominican Republic
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies
  • Assemblies of God of Nicaragua
  • Assemblies of God in the Bahamas
  • Assemblies of God of Costa Rica
  • Assemblies of God in Puerto Rico

South America

  • Union of the Assemblies of Argentina
  • Assemblies of God in Paraguay
  • Assemblies of God of Ecuador (source: ag.org [21])
  • Assemblies of God of Bolivia
  • Assemblies of God of Brazil (source: ag.org [22])
  • Assemblies of God of Campo Grande, Brazil
  • Assemblies of God of Colombia (source: ag.org [23])
  • Assemblies of God of Venezuela
  • Assemblies of God Suriname
  • Assemblies of God in Uruguay
  • Assemblies of God in Chile

Asia

  • Taiwan Assemblies of God
  • Thailand Assemblies of God
  • Assemblies of God of Indonesia (source: ag.org [24])
  • General Council of the Japan Assemblies of God (source: ag.org [25])
  • Ecclesia Ministries - Recognized General Council of Assemblies of God in Hong Kong
  • Korea Assemblies of God
  • Assemblies of God of Malaysia
  • Assemblies of God of Singapore (source: ag.org [26])
  • Assemblies of God Philippines
  • All India Assemblies of God
  • Assemblies of God Jordan
  • Assemblies of God in Vietnam
  • Jama'at-e Rabbani - Assemblies of God in Iran

... Jamaat-e Rabbani is the Iranian branch of the Assemblies of God, one of the largest evangelical Pentecostal Christian churches. ...

Europe

  • Europe Region of the Assemblies of God
  • Chiesa Evangelica Cristiana Assemblee di Dio in Italia (ADI)
  • Assemblea di Dio Missionaria - Brazilian Assemblies of God in Italy (not in fellowship with the ADI)
  • Assemblies of God Ireland
  • Assemblies of God Luxembourg
  • Assemblies of God of France (source: ag.org [27])
  • Assemblies of God of Great Britain and Ireland (source: ag.org [28])
  • Assemblies of God of Romania (source: ag.org [29])
  • Evangelical Pentecostal Church in Republic of Croatia
  • Evangelical Pentecostal Fellowship of Hungary
  • Federation of Pentecostal Churches (Germany) (source: ag.org [30])
  • Fellowship of Flemish Pentecostal Churches (Belgium)
  • Fida International (Finland)
  • Netherlands Assemblies of God (source: ag.org *[31])
  • Pentecostal Church in Poland
  • Russian Assemblies of God
  • The Apostolic Church in the Czech Republic
  • The Apostolic Church of Slovakia
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of Switzerland
  • Pentecostal Church of Austria
  • Assemblies of God in Portugal
  • Assemblies of God of Spain

Oceania

  • Asia Pacific Region of the Assemblies of God
  • Australian Christian Churches - Assemblies of God in Australia
  • New Zealand Assemblies of God
  • New Zealand Samoan Assemblies of God Inc
  • Samoa Assemblies of God
  • Assemblies of God American Samoa
  • Tonga Assemblies of God(source: ag.org [32])

Churches links

  • Assembly of God - Missions - Campo Grande, MS, Brazil

  Results from FactBites:
 
Religious Movements Homepage: Assemblies of God (2983 words)
Each congregation of the Assemblies of God is considered a self-governing "assembly." The General Council is not directly involved in running the local congregations.
The assembly, entitled "A Convention of Pentecostal Saints and Churches of Christ" (Melton, 375) was called for the purpose of "(1) doctrinal unity; (2) chartering churches under a common name for legal purposes; (3) the need for a Bible Training School; (4) conservation of the work; (5) foreign mission interests" (Assemblies of God.
This is the the official homepage for the Assemblies of God.
The Assemblies of God and Homosexuality (700 words)
The Assemblies of God denomination is the second largest Pentecostal faith group in the United States.
As seen elsewhere in conservative Christendom, the Assemblies of God consider all forms of same-sex sexuality as a sin: whether they occur within a loving, committed, consensual relationship, or take the form of homosexual rape, prostitution, orgies, or child sexual abuse.
Hopefully, the Assemblies of God will revisit the topic soon, study what is now known about human sexuality, and study alternative interpretations of passages from Genesis, the rest of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
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