However, increasingly, as I have become “comfortable in my own skin,” so to speak, I have opened up to my students and others about my Pentecostal roots and the fact that I am not ashamed of them.
I do not consider myself Pentecostal anymore; I have been unapologetically Baptist for most of my life.
Because of their commitment to biblical authority, spiritual gifts, and the miraculous, Pentecostals tend to see their movement as reflecting the same kind of spiritual power and teachings that were found in the Apostolic Age of the early church.
For this reason, some Pentecostals also use the term Apostolic or Full Gospel to describe their movement.
The core belief is that the hallmark of normative Christianity must be a modern experience of Pentecost, referred to as unknown to the speaker.
Pentecostal beliefs have their roots in an alliance of Black Christianity with the Holiness movements of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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In 1906 a revival broke out in a Holiness mission on Azusa Street in Los Angeles.
Pentecostalism emerged in the early 20th century among radical adherents of the Holiness movement who were energized by revivalism and expectation for the imminent Second Coming of Christ.
Believing that they were living in the end times, they expected God to spiritually renew the Christian Church thereby bringing to pass the restoration of spiritual gifts and the evangelization of the world.
They were convinced that “Holy Spirit power” was needed not just to win people for Christ, but also to correct social, economic, and political problems.
Charles Fox Parham (1873-1929), a Methodist preacher turned healer and revivalist, founded Bethel Bible School in Topeka, KS in 1900 to prepare prospective missionaries for Spirit-filled Christian service.