World Religions

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World Religions Report
This report will be an in-depth and inside look at the Pentecostal Christian denomination. Pentecostalism is a newer branch to Christianity, and actually had roots in Methodism. Pentecostal is one form of conservative Christianity and developed from the Holiness Movement around the early 1800’s (Christian Meta Groups, 2007).
The Articles of Faith are Christian dotrines that the Pentecostals follow such as the Bible being inspired by the word of God, the creation and fall of man, repetence, divine healing, communion, foot washing, the second coming of Jesus, the millinium, and final judegement (Spritual Healing, 2007). There are three areas of the Pentecostal Christians doctrines that are different than that of... View More »

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The Church of God of Prophecy is the site that I have chosen to conduct this report. This church’s history starts out in Cleveland Tennessee and was established by A.J. Tomlinson, the previous overseer to the Church of God. The church has about 75,000 members in the United States and about 250,000 members worldwide (Tomlinson, 1985) There is a larger concentration of members in Africa and Central and South America.
The Church of God of Prophecy has two locations in my area. The one that I have chosen is located in Tolleson Arizona, and is the smaller of the two locations. This particular church has been around since the 1980’s and most of the members are family and friends that have been attending for many years. The church itself is very modest; the church consists of about 2,000 square feet. There are two aisles of bench seats consisting of ten benches each. They have a piano, drum sets, and two guitars for playing music. At the back of the church there is a small room for the smaller children to attend service, and a small kitchen with a large dining area.
The congregation is led by a Jerry and Hope Gonzalez, who are husband and wife. They have been leading this Church for the last 15 years, before this they were members of the same church in the neighboring city of Tucson Arizona. Jerry and his wife have faced many challenges with starting the church in the beginning. Jerry talks about not always living his life the way a Christian should. Some people did look down on him for his sins and could not overlook his past. This brought to my mind about being saved and if ...

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