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Pentecostals believe the spirit actually enters and you – things like speaking in tongues. Amish: Out of Order VI: Change of Faith, National Geographic 2012
Growing up in Jamaica, the Pentecostal church wasn’t that fiery thing you might think. It was very British, very proper. Hymns. No dancing. Very quiet. Very fundamental. Grace Jones
Pentecostalism, charismatic religious movement that gave rise to a number of Protestant churches in the United States in the 20th century and that is unique in its belief that all Christians should seek a postconversion religious experience called baptism with the Holy Spirit. Recalling the Holy Spirit’s descent upon the first Christians in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, or Shabuoth (Acts of the Apostles 2–4), this experience appears to have been common in the Christian movement during its first generations.
Baptism with the Holy Spirit is also believed to be accompanied by a sign, the gift of tongues. This ‘speaking in tongues’ occurs as glossalalia (speech in an unknown language) or xenoglossy (speech in a language known to others but not the speaker). Encyclopaedia Britannica online article
There are over half a million Pentecostal worshippers in Britain … It’s the fastest growing Christian faith in our country. Life and Death and the Pentecostal Way, BBC 2016
‘The spirit of God enters you and he directs you.’ ibid.
‘We are loud. We are noisy people.’ ibid.
The Brixton Community Church has been in South London for sixty years. It belongs to one of the larger Pentecostal denominations called The New Testament Church of God, established here by West Indians who came to Britain in the 1950s. ibid.
‘Don’t let them destroy your dreams.’ ibid. Pastor Brown
And all across the nation for the past four years the little creature has been going up and down winning lost humanity with the message of the master. At this time let me introduce to you little Marjoe. Marjoe, 1972
The Lord called me to preach when I was four years old. ibid.
Evangelist, 4, adds marriage to his duties. ibid. article
I want you to get out the largest bill that you have right now … ibid. adult Marjoe preaching
It [money bag] sure ain’t as heavy as it used to be in the old days. ibid. adult Marjoe counting readies in hotel room
About three million dollars from the time I was four to fourteen. I’ve no idea what happened to that money. ibid.
When I awoke I was seeing a vision … ibid. adult Marjoe preaching
Would you get out your cheque book tonight … ibid.
This is a business … The guys that have the gimmicks get the big meetings. ibid. hotel room Marjoe
If Donald Trump gets a little bored on his flight home from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he can always page through a book handed to him by a delegate not long after he arrived: God and Donald Trump
The volume, written by Stephen Strang, a leading Pentecostal figure and the longtime publisher of Charisma magazine, is an easy read – part spiritual hagiography, part Fox News bulletin and part prophecy. It ultimately says far less about Trump than about the charismatic Pentecostals who were some of his earliest religious supporters and who now view his election as the fulfillment of God’s will …
From early in Trump’s presidential candidacy, his biggest religious supporters – indeed, his only religious supporters for a while – were charismatic Christians like pastors Paula White and Darrell Scott …
Other religious conservatives, Strang argues, supported Trump in 2016 for reasons familiar to any Fox News viewer: a fear of globalism, the deep state, George Soros the former Nazi collaborator, wide-scale election fraud. They liked Trump because he said he liked them, told them they were persecuted, and vowed to stand up for them. He said he would bring back ‘Merry Christmas’. He told them they were important.
But there were other, more spiritual reasons as well. Strang outlines a string of charismatics who had visions – or who now retroactively claim to have had visions – that Trump would one day win the White House. A Catholic holy man named Thomas Zimmer who spent much of his life in Italy even claimed to have received a prophesy in the 1980s that Trump would ‘lead America back to religion’. And the book is filled with testimony after testimony from Christian leaders who were amazed to find themselves supporting Trump in 2016, who each claim that he was their very last choice up until he won the Republican nomination. Politico Magazine online article 27th January 2018, ‘Millions of Americans Believe God Made Trump President’