WHAT IS A CULT?


If you look up "CULT" in the dictionary, you will find a very broad definition of the word which could apply to almost any group of people that worship any person or image or even someone that follows Jesus. The dictionary definition is not specific as to what a cult really is. We all know that man wrote the dictionary with head knowledge, but the word of God is inspired by the Spirit of God and is our only absolute truth.


Pentecostalism is a form of evangelical Christianity that believes in the Bible as inspired by God. The main objective of a Pentecostal Christian is to trust Jesus Christ as the only Savior and way to heaven, thus be "born again", seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit and follow God.


In the French language

A person authorized by the ecclesiastical authority to serve a certain population every clergy person who presides at religious ceremonies, who performs a sacred function, priest, minister, pastor, clergyman, chaplain rabbi, Imam, lama, guru, shaman etc., are "Ministre du culte" minister of the cult and Google translated Minister of religion.

For Job related word Minister of the Cult include:


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chancellor – religion

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granthi

imam

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navy chaplain – military

officiating clergyman/woman

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How to be a Pentecostalist

  • Pentecostalism is a form of evangelical Christianity that believes in the Bible as inspired by God. The main objective of a Pentecostal Christian is to trust Jesus Christ as the only Savior and way to heaven, thus be "born again", seek baptism of the Holy Spirit and follow God.

  • Read the Bible and pray asking God to guide you in by the Bible. Although it's not compulsory it might be a good idea to pray with a Pentecostal as they would hopefully be able to help. Ask God for forgiveness for all of your sins, and study His word (possibly, keep a journal/notebook of your studies). Pentecostals believe that prayer is a person's way to talk to God, and that "rightly dividing" the Word of Truth (The Bible) -- and so, measuring out its meanings correctly, is your final authority for answering all doctrinal questions. Intuition, leadings, callings must align with the scriptures of the Bible. Say the prayer in Ephesians 1:16-23 for wisdom and revelation for yourself.

  • Compare the doctrinal beliefs with the Bible, or be prepared to find out more and consider it with an open mind. Pentecostals take a great deal of our core beliefs from the book of Acts which depicts the early church as it began from scratch a Jerusalem. The first two chapters of Acts are especially pertinent as that tells of the establishment of the Church upon the day of Pentecost.

  • Attend a service and participate in the service. Pentecostal services are participatory occasions

  • Live a life guided by the Bible

  • Follow the teachings of Jesus. The Holy Spirit was promised by Jesus: He said, "I must go away. If I do not go away the Holy Spirit will not come." He said, "I will send the Holy Spirit that He may comfort and guide you, and He shall be with you forever."

  • See what Jesus taught, "You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth"(Acts 1:8)


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Pastor Jim Feeney, Ph.D

Pentecostal-Charismatic Glossary

Below are brief definitions of some of the main terms and topics

in “Pentecostal Bible Studies and Free Sermons”

by Pastor Jim Feeney, Ph.D

Apostles and Prophets

These are the two foundational ministries in the Church from among the "fivefold ministry" listed in

Ephesians 4:11. They continue to be valid, present-day ministries in the Church today. Christian

prophets are sensitive to the revelation of God's prophetic word. Apostles are, in the words of the

apostle Paul, "wise master builders."


Baptism in Water

Those who have repented of their sins and received Jesus Christ by faith as their personal Savior

should be baptized — that is, fully immersed in water. Baptism is likened spiritually to the believer’s

“old man” being buried with Christ and arising with Him to walk in newness of life.


Bride of Christ

One of the Church’s high and holy callings is to be presented to Jesus Christ as His chaste, radiant

Bride. This is a spiritual parallel to the love, commitment, and intimacy between a man and his wife.


Charismatic

The word “charismatic” today has come to be roughly synonymous with the term “Pentecostal” (see below).

It basically identifies those Christians who believe in the present-day manifestation and validity of the

supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit (see below).


Deity of Jesus Christ

This term refers to the belief in the divinity of Jesus Christ. It maintains that He is God the Son, the

Second Person of the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Divine Healing

Millions of Christians (including this writer) believe that Jesus bore both our sins and our sicknesses.

The healing of sick and infirm bodies is available today to those who in sincere faith will look to the

Lord for healing.


Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The classic biblical list of the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit is: the word of knowledge, the word

of wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, tongues, and interpretation of tongues.

The position of this writer is that these gifts remain valid and are to be manifested today.


Pentecostal

The term “Pentecostal” refers to the Acts chapter 2 historical account of believers being “filled with the Spirit”

with the evidence of speaking in tongues (see below). In this experience, which is still valid in our time, the

Holy Spirit imparts divine power to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ in fulfillment of the Great Commission.


Speaking in Tongues (glossolalia)

When a believer is filled with, or baptized with, the Holy Spirit, he or she will speak with new “tongues,”

that is, languages. These languages are given by the supernatural inspiration of the Holy Spirit. They may or may not be

understood by the hearers, but they will be languages unknown to the speaker.

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