Pentecostalism is a fairly modern movement within Christianity that can be traced back to the Holiness movement in the Methodist Church. A major focus of Pentecostal churches is Holy Spirit baptism as evidenced by speaking in tongues. We are approximately 170 different denominations that identify themselves as Pentecostal
The Pentecostal name comes from an Event in the Book of Acts
Pentecostalism is an evangelical faith, that emphasizes the reliability of the Bible and the need for the transformation of an individual's life through faith in Jesus.
We adhere to the Bible's divine inspiration and inerrancy The belief that the Bible, in the original manuscripts in which it was written, is without error.
Pentecostals emphasize the teaching of the "full gospel" or "foursquare gospel". The term foursquare refers to the four fundamental beliefs of Pentecostalism:
Jesus saves according to John 3:16;
Baptizes with the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4;
Heals bodily according to James 5:15;
And is coming again to receive those who are saved according to 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17
The central belief is that through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, sins can be forgiven and humanity reconciled with God. This is the Gospel or "good news". Our fundamental requirement is that one be born again. The new birth is received by the grace of God through faith in Christ as Lord and Savior. In being born again, the believer is regenerated, justified, adopted into the family of God, and the Holy Spirit's work of sanctification is initiated.
Baptism with the Holy Spirit
Baptism into the body of Christ: This refers to salvation. Every believer in Christ is made a part of his body, the Church, through baptism. The Holy Spirit is the agent, and the body of Christ is the medium. Baptism with the Holy Spirit: This is an experience distinct from baptism into the body of Christ. In this baptism, Christ is the agent and the Holy Spirit is the medium.
We believe that baptism with the Holy Spirit is available to all Christians.
Repentance from sin and being born again are fundamental requirements to receive it.
You must also be in the believer in a deep conviction of needing more of God in his or her life, and a measure of consecration by which the believer yields himself or herself to the will of God.
We expect certain results following baptism with the Holy Spirit.
We teach that speaking in tongues is immediate or initial physical evidence that one has received the experience.
We teach that any of the gifts of the Spirit can be evidence of having received Spirit baptism.
Other evidence includes giving God praise, having joy, and desiring to testify about Jesus.
A believer's life includes Christ glorified and revealed in a greater way, a "deeper passion for souls",
Greater power to witness to nonbelievers, a more effective prayer life, greater love for and I, Insight into the Bible, and the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pentecostals, with their background in the Holiness movement, historically teach that baptism with the Holy Spirit, as evidenced by glossolalia, is the third work of grace, which follows the new birth (first work of grace) and entire sanctification (second work of grace).
We are a holistic faith, and the belief that Jesus is Healer is one-quarter of the full gospel. Spiritual and physical healing serves as a reminder and testimony to Christ's future return when his people will be completely delivered from all the consequences of the fall. However, not everyone receives healing when they pray. It is God in his sovereign wisdom who either grants or withholds healing.
We believe that prayer is central to receiving healing.
Besides prayer, there are other ways in which we believe healing can be received.
One way is based on Mark 16:17–18 and involves believers laying hands on the sick.
The last element of the gospel is that Jesus is the "Soon Coming King". For us "every moment is eschatological" since at any time Christ may return.
This "personal and imminent" Second Coming is the motivation for practical Christian living including: Personal holiness, Meeting together for worship, faithful Christian service, and evangelism.
We are continuationists, meaning we believe that all of the spiritual gifts, including the miraculous or "sign gifts", are found in 1 Corinthians 12:4–11, 12:27–31, Romans 12:3–8, and Ephesians 4:7–16, continue to operate within the Church in the present time. We place the gifts of the Spirit in context with the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is the result of the new birth and continuing to abide in Christ.
The gifts of prophecy, tongues, interpretation of tongues, and words of wisdom and knowledge are called vocal gifts. Word of wisdom and word of knowledge
We understand the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge to be supernatural revelations of wisdom and knowledge by the Holy Spirit.
We agree with the Protestant principle of sola Scriptura. The Bible is the "al- sufficient rule for faith and practice";
Tongues and interpretation
A believer in a spiritual experience may vocalize fluent, unintelligible utterances (glossolalia) or articulate a natural language previously unknown to them (xenoglossy). Commonly termed "speaking in tongues", this vocal phenomenon is believed to include an endless variety of languages.
The gifts of power are distinct from the vocal gifts in that they do not involve utterance. Included in this category are:
The gift of faith, gifts of healing,
The gift of miracles.
Oneness and Trinitarianism
The oneness doctrine viewed the classic Christian doctrine of the Trinity as polytheistic. We believe in the doctrine of the Trinity, which is considered to be Christian orthodoxy.
Traditional Pentecostal worship has been described as a "gestalt made up of prayer, singing, sermon, the operation of the gifts of the Spirit, altar intercession, offering, announcements, testimonies, musical specials, Scripture reading, and occasionally the Lord's supper". Spontaneity is a characteristic element
of Pentecostal worship.
Like other Christian churches, we believe that certain rituals or ceremonies were instituted as a pattern and command by Jesus in the New Testament.
The ceremonies ordinances & Ministries
The sacerdotal ordinance Ministry
The ordinance of water baptism Ministry
The ordinance of the Holy Communion Ministry
The foot washing is held as an ordinance Ministry
Bible Study Ministry
House of Light Pentecostal Church in Kenya
Pentecostal Sunday School Kids Club And Sports Academy in Pakistan