I have been a ‘Pentecostal Christian’ my entire life. I believe in the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, as well as the old and new testaments of the Holy Word of God.
I’ve noticed and read at various websites that Pentecostal Christians are somehow lumped into the same category as Pentecostal charismatic. Here, I will state just some of the differences between, a Classic Pentecostal Christian verses. Pentecostal Charismatic.
Pentecostal Charismatic focuses on signs and wonders. They do not seek out the true move of God and they get caught up in the emotional flood of signs and wonders.
Pentecostal Christians like myself focus completely on The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, and the fact that Jesus Christ died for our sins. This is what needs to come first if you are to follow a life with Jesus Christ.
Any movement (example Charismatic) that uses signs and wonders as proof of some level of spirituality is operating in deception. Distinguish whether or not God is behind these alleged revivals by reading the Word of God.
Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.
Some Pentecostal Charismatic also believe man can completely stop sinning.
But Pentecostal Christians agree with the Word of God completely, and the Word tells us: all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Pentecostal Charismatic believe that speaking in tongues is necessary as evidence of Salvation.
Pentecostal Christians believe that when you do speak in tongues, you are speaking to God. However, not all Pentecostal Christians speak in tongues. I don’t, and I’m still saved by my Savior Jesus Christ. There are true Christians all over the world, who speak in tongues. It is a gift from God, and proof of this exists in the Word of God.
1 Corinthians 12 verse 4 and verses 7 to 11
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. (Verse 7) Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
Mark 16 verse 17
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
There is also a false holy spirit invading churches, which mimics with the Holy Spirit does. (Ivar has put a video on the right hand side of this site). It’s not surprising, since the Bible says that Satan can imitate an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
Pentecostal Charismatic like Tom Brown from El Paso, Texas states: “Although God definitely promises to do his part to keep us saved to the end, this does not mean that we do not have a part to play. God promises eternal security, but not unconditional security. Nearly all God’s promises are conditional; that is, they are dependent in part on us for their fulfillment.
Pentacostal Christians like myself believe completely God promises that whoever believeth repents, and believeth in my him shall be saved, and spend ETERNITY with him. If that is not unconditional I don’t know what is, and the truth is in God’s word.
I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.
Mark 16 verses 15-16
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
It is with prayer to Jesus Christ that you read this article with the understanding that there are differences between Pentecostal Christian’s and that as a believer in Christ, we should always look to the bible for the truth. Ivar has also written some interesting articles on the Word of Faith movement and Pentecostals. You can search for these at the right hand side of the website in the search box. God Bless.
Written by: Gloria