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The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an Evangelical Protestant denomination within Christianity. The word evangelicalism usually refers to a broad collection of religious beliefs, practices, and traditions which are found among conservative Protestant Christians. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... A religious denomination, (also simply denomination) is a subgroup within a religion that operates under a common name, tradition, and identity. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ...

Founded by Rev. Albert Benjamin Simpson in 1887, the Christian & Missionary Alliance did not start off as a denomination, but rather began as two distinct parachurch organizations: The Christian Alliance which focused on the pursuit and promotion of the Higher Christian life and The Evangelical Missionary Alliance, which focused on mobilizing "consecrated" Christians in the work of foreign missionary efforts. These two groups amalgamated in 1897 to form The Christian and Missionary Alliance. It was only much later during the mid twentieth century that an official denomination was formed. Logo of The Christian & Missionary Alliance Permission for its use on Wikipedia has been granted by the organization. ... A. B. Simpson Albert Benjamin Simpson (December 15, 1843 – October 29, 1919) was a Canadian preacher, theologian, author, and founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), an evangelical protestant denomination with an emphasis on global evangelism. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


The U.S. has nearly 5,000 C&MA churches and over 300,000 members. 400 of those churches are described as intercultural. In Canada, there are 440 churches, 59 of which are multicultural, and more than 120,000 members. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, it is estimated that C&MA membership exceeds 3 million. [1]


Previously, the C&MA center was in Nyack, New York, which continues to be the home of Nyack College (formerly the Missionary Training Institute) and Alliance Theological Seminary. C&MA headquarters are currently located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Gary Benedict is the current elected president of the C&MA in the United States, Dr. Franklin Pyles the current elected president for the C&MA in Canada, and Rev. Sami Dagher is the president of the C&MA in Lebanon. Nyack is a village located in Rockland County, New York. ... Nyack College is a small, private, liberal arts college located in Nyack, Rockland County, New York. ... Nickname: The Springs Location in the state of Colorado Coordinates: County El Paso Government  - Mayor Lionel Rivera Area  - City 186. ...

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Distinguishing features of C&MA

The C&MA has much in common with other evangelical Protestant denominations. Three things distinguish it: (1) a greater emphasis on missions and missionaries (especially foreign missionaries), (2) a greater emphasis on Jesus' role as a physical healer, and (3) an emphasis on the doctrine of sanctification, influenced by, but distinct from, that of the Holiness movement. This is sometimes described as "the deeper Christian life". A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... 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. ... The Holiness movement is composed of people who believe and propagate the belief that the carnal nature of man can be cleansed through faith and by the power of the Holy Spirit if one has had his sins forgiven through faith in Jesus. ...


History of the denomination

The Christian and Missionary Alliance was not founded as a denomination. Rev. A. B. Simpson was a Presbyterian clergyman motivated by the spiritual needs of the metropolitan multitudes in North America, as well as by those of the unevangelized peoples in other lands. He was compelled by a sense of urgency to take this message to all nations because of Jesus' statement in Matthew 24:14: "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (KJV translation). Albert Benjamin Simpson (December 15, 1843 _ October 29, 1919) was a preacher, theologian, author, and founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), an evangelical protestant denomination with an emphasis on global evangelism. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


During the beginning of the twentieth century, Simpson became closely involved with the growing Pentecostal movement, an offshoot of the Holiness movement. It became common for Pentecostal pastors and missionaries to receive their training at the Missionary Training Institute that Simpson founded. Consequently, Simpson and the C&MA had a great influence on Pentecostalism, in particular the Assemblies of God and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. This influence included evangelical emphasis, C&MA doctrine, Simpson's hymns and books, and the use of the term 'Gospel Tabernacle,' which led to Pentecostal churches being known as 'Full Gospel Tabernacles.' It has been suggested that Holiness-Pentecostal be merged into this article or section. ... The Holiness movement is composed of people who believe and propagate the belief that the carnal nature of man can be cleansed through faith and by the power of the Holy Spirit if one has had his sins forgiven through faith in Jesus. ... The Assemblies of God is the worlds largest Pentecostal Christian denomination. ... The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is an evangelical Pentecostal Christian denomination. ...


Eventually, there developed severe division within the C&MA over issues surrounding Pentecostalism (such as speaking in tongues and charismatic worship styles). By 1912, this crisis was a catalyst for the emergence of the C&MA as an organized denomination, shifting more authority to the council and becoming more ecclesiastical. To ensure the survival of the C&MA in the face of division, Simpson put all property in the name of the C&MA. In the event of separation, all property would revert to C&MA [2]. 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... In Christian theology, ecclesiology is the study of doctrine pertaining to the Church itself as a community or organic entity, and with the understanding of what the church is —ie. ...


After Simpson's death in 1919, the C&MA distanced itself from Pentecostalism, rejecting the premise that speaking in tongues necessarily indicates being filled with the Holy Spirit, and instead focused on the deeper Christian life. [3]. By 1930, most local branches of the C&MA functioned as churches, but still did not view themselves as such. Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


By 1965, the churches adopted a denominational function and established a formal statement of faith. This new mission society soon became a major evangelical movement. Today it is a growing missionary denomination committed to evangelism around the world through church planting. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


The FourFold Gospel and C&MA Logo

Simpson's teaching stresses four roles of Christ which are represented as emblems in the church's logo. It can be summed up as "Christ Our Savior, Christ Our Sanctifier, Christ Our Healer, and Christ Our Coming King." (1) The Cross stands for salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God's Son. (2) The Laver represents sanctification, a daily cleansing from sin and power for service through the indwelling Christ. (3) The Pitcher speaks of oil, a symbol of the Holy Spirit and the divine life and physical healing that comes from Jesus. (4) The Crown symbolizes the imminent return to earth of the Lord Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. As mentioned above, this formulation has an affinity with the teachings of John Wesley and the Holiness movement. An emblem consists of a pictorial image, abstract or representational, that epitomizes a concept - often a concept of a moral truth or an allegory. ... John Wesley (June 17, 1703 – March 2, 1791) was an 18th-century Anglican clergyman and Christian theologian who was an early leader in the Methodist movement. ... The Holiness movement is composed of people who believe and propagate the belief that the carnal nature of man can be cleansed through faith and by the power of the Holy Spirit if one has had his sins forgiven through faith in Jesus. ...


In addition to the four traditional emblems, the American C&MA logo has been updated in recent years to include a globe in the backdrop. The globe reflects the denomination's longstanding and continuing commitment to bring the Gospel message to all parts of the world.


CAMA Services

Associated with the denomination is CAMA Services. “CAMA” stands for “Compassion and Mercy Associates” in addition to being the initials of the Christian And Missionary Alliance.


Services include a variety of relief and development efforts providing food, clothing, medical care, and job training to people in crisis situations around the globe. CAMA also maintains a strong evangelistic thrust.


Begun in 1974 as an outreach to refugees fleeing the Indochina conflict, CAMA now works in refugee camps in Thailand, and has worked with refugees in Hong Kong, Lebanon, Jordan, and Guinea, and famine victims in Burkina Faso and Mali. CAMA Services worked together with local C&MA churches in 2005 to provide Hurricane Katrina relief in the USA 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ...


Prominent C&MA Members

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Complete Statement of Faith

The following is the Statement of Faith of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in the United States. Other countries have similar but often distinct Statements of Faith.


1. There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In theology, monotheism (Greek μόνος(monos) = single and θεός(theos) = God) is the belief in the existence of one deity or God, or in the oneness of God. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ...


2. Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutional sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Icon depicting the Holy Fathers of the First Council of Nicaea holding the Nicene Creed. ... The Virgin Birth is a key doctrine of the Christian faith, and is also held to be true by Muslims (Quran 3. ... Substitutionary atonement is the act of restoring balances by substitution. ... The resurrection of Jesus is an event in the New Testament in which God raised him from the dead[1] after his death by crucifixion. ... // Most religions have religious texts they view as sacred. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ... The Kingdom of Heaven (or the Kingdom of God, Hebrew מלכות השמים, malkhut hashamayim, Greek basileia tou theou) is a key concept detailed in all the three major monotheistic religions of the world — Islam, Judaism and Christianity. ...


3. The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.


4. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh. ... John 21:1 Jesus Appears to His Disciples--Alessandro Mantovani: the Vatican, Rome. ... Biblical inerrancy is the doctrinal position [1] that in its original form, the Bible is without error; referring to the complete accuracy of Scripture, including the historical and scientific parts. ... Biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology concerned with the divine origin of the Bible and what the Bible teaches about itself. ... Revelation is an uncovering or disclosure via communication from the divine of something that has been partially or wholly hidden or unknown. ... In theology, salvation can mean three related things: freed forever from the punishment of sin Revelation 1:5-6 NRSV - also called deliverance;[1] being saved for something, such as an afterlife or participating in the Reign of God Revelation 1:6 NRSV - also called redemption;[2]) and a process... Sola scriptura (Latin ablative, by scripture alone) is the assertion that the Bible as Gods written word is self-authenticating, clear (perspicuous) to the rational reader, its own interpreter (Scripture interprets Scripture), and sufficient of itself to be the only source of Christian doctrine. ...


5. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. He fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The prospect of the impenitent and unbelieving person is existence forever in conscious torment, and that of the believer in Christ is everlasting joy and bliss. Imago Dei is taken from the Latin meaning the Image of God. This concept and theological doctrine states that human beings are created Gods image and therefore have inherent value independent of their utility or function. ... In Abrahamic religion, The Fall of Man or The Story of the Fall, or simply The Fall, refers to humanitys purported transition from a state of innocent bliss to a state of sinful understanding. ... According to Christian tradition, original sin is the general condition of sinfulness (lack of holiness) into which human beings are born (Psalm 51:5). ... Medieval illustration of Hell in the Hortus deliciarum manuscript of Herrad of Landsberg (about 1180) Hell, according to many religious beliefs, is an afterlife of suffering where the wicked or unrighteous dead are punished. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


6. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men, and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ...


7. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion. 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. ...


8. Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age. Mary Magdalene in prayer. ... To anoint is to apply perfumed oil. ...


9. The Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospels to all nations.


The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, edification through the Word of God, prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism in early Christian art. ... For other uses, see Eucharist (disambiguation). ...


10. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.


11. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and Premillennial. This is the believer's hope and is a vital truth that is an incentive to holy living and faithful service. [4] The Second Coming refers to the Christian belief in the return of Jesus Christ, an event that will fulfill aspects of Messianic prophecy such as the resurrection of the dead, last judgment and full establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth (also called the Reign of God), including the... This article specifically relates to Premillennialism in Christian eschatology; for political millenarianism and other uses of the word see Millenarianism Premillennialism in Christian eschatology is the belief that Christ will literally reign on the earth for 1,000 years at his second coming. ...


Note: In the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, the most recent Statement of Faith differentiates as follows (the most significant changes being the gender-inclusive language, and the removal of the return of Christ as premillennial subclause):


4. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.


5. Humankind, originally created in the image and likeness of God, fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The destiny of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss.


6. Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.


9. The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head, consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations. The local church, the visible expression of the universal Church, is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together to worship God, to observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, to pray, to be edified through the Word of God, to fellowship, and to testify in word and deed to the good news of salvation both locally and globally. The local church enters into relationships with other like-minded churches for accountability, encouragement and mission.


11. The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible. As the believer’s blessed hope, this vital truth is an incentive for holy living and sacrificial service toward the completion of Christ's commission.


C&MA seminaries and colleges

As of 1998, there are two C&MA graduate schools, four C&MA colleges, and one C&MA seminary accredited by the American Association of Theological Schools. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ...


In Australia

  • Alliance College of Australia (formerly the Canberra College of Theology), in Canberra

In Canada: For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ...

In the United States: Alliance University College, (Calgary, Alberta), which is associated with Nazarene University College, is an accredited college offering three and four year bachelor of arts degrees. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Institut Biblique VIE, in the province of Quebec, Canada is a French training center of the Christian and Missionary Alliance offering college level ministry certificates. ...

Nyack College is a small, private, liberal arts college located in Nyack, Rockland County, New York. ... Nyack is a village located in Rockland County, New York. ... Simpson University is a small, private, liberal arts college located in Redding, California. ... Redding from space, April 1994 Redding is the county seat of Shasta County, California, USA, located on the Sacramento River and on Interstate 5 south of Shasta Lake. ... Toccoa Falls College is an accredited liberal arts Christian college, located in Toccoa, Georgia. ... Toccoa is a famous city in Stephens County, Georgia, United States. ... Crown College is a Christan college located in St. ... St. ...

See also

School of Oriental and African Studies in London Historical Bibliography of the China Inland Mission Categories: | | | | | | | | | | | ...

External links

American C&MA college links
Canadian C&MA college links
  • Alliance University College, Nazarene University College, Canadian Bible College and Canadian Theological Seminary

Notes

  1. ^  "Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions," James Lewis (1998)
  2. ^  Burgess, Stanley, et al. 1993. "Dictionary of Pentecostal Charismatic Movements." Grand Rapids: Zondervan. p.166
  3. ^  ibid. p.166
  4. ^  General councils: 1965, 1966, 1974, 1994. Taken verbatim from "What is the Christian and Missionary Alliance?" - a brochure put out by the C&MA office, and distributed through congregations. (2005)

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