[b]Pentecostal Head Warns Against 'Spineless' Christianity[/b]The world is upside down in moral degradation and the church to turn it right side up is an authentic Pentecostal church, according to the head of the Assemblies of God.Thomas E. Trask is retiring from his post as general superintendent of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the nation. But before he steps down this year, he made an emotional plea to tens of thousands of "brothers and sisters" not to let a "spineless" Christianity enter the Assemblies of God."Many churches in America today [are] offering ... new religion that guarantees no hell, requires no holiness," Trask said Wednesday night in his farewell sermon at the Assemblies of Gods 52nd General Council in Indianapolis. "It is a limp, spineless Christianity that does not confront sin for fear of being judgmental. It is an impotent gospel that tells people everything is okay." ...read more: www.christianpost.com
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"Many churches in America today [are] offering ... new religion that guarantees no hell, requires no holiness," Trask said Wednesday night in his farewell sermon at the Assemblies of Gods 52nd General Council in Indianapolis. "It is a limp, spineless Christianity that does not confront sin for fear of being judgmental. It is an impotent gospel that tells people everything is okay." ...
Please give us more information on what changes will occur in the Assemblies of God. Someone referred the members being required to sign a 16 point doctrinal statement. Do you have any info on this and what are the 16 points. My MOM is an Assembly member. We discuss God's Word and pray together and at least talk on the phone each day because of our distant and health. I wished we could have had that relationship we have much earlier in my life. Mom is 86 and has congestive heart failure and I can't seem to talk her into a slower pace, wear her oxygen more, or follow any doctors advice. She is very head strong. She still drives herself to church, myself and others have offered to come and take her, drop her off and pick her up. She does not want any lose her independence to do tasks she has always done. Her heart doctors put her on homehealth not long ago because her legs were so swollen with fluid and she lost it because she would not stay confined to remain qualified. She always has enjoyed fishing. Her plans are to fish some in the fall. I pray she will be able. Please let me know if you have any info on this I'm sure she will be interested as well as self.
Hey Moe, I'm not sure what your asking...I am a member at an A/G Church and am studying to be a minister via their Berean school. I'm not aware of any particular big changes that are coming about. The A/G hold to 16 fundamental truths in their doctrine, and I think you have to sign a thing that says you agree with them in order to become a member. You can find the 16 truths here: http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Statement_of_Fundamental_Truths/sft_short.cfmHope that helps and I hope your mother stays well and can keep fishing for a few more years :) As for the statement Mr. Trask made. Awesome, lets hope the warning is heeded.
I just recently joined this denomination due to God's leading.I went to "PenFlorida" short for 'Pentacostals of Florida' youth camp.The final night, the minister gave an hour speech of hell. With great love and genuine care for their souls he shared with the middle and high schoolers. I don't say this lightly, he was very loving and handled this truth very biblically.Honestly, this message 'solidified' my understanding of God's leading to AoG.There was no altar call. Hundreds of kids screamed for their souls. Mercy, mercy! For over an hour. Those mocking were escourted out by other youth leaders to keep the reverance of the meeting. Overall, the deepest cries I've ever heard come from people came from those teenagers that night. I'll never forget that night.The reality of hell brought a soberity to the Christians in that room.Revival? Nah. But the message had a stronger spine I've ever seen.