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Month: February 2017

United Pentecostal Church Manual Part 6

In my last post in this series, I covered the basic cost of being licensed in the United Pentecostal Church. We discovered that besides the yearly national fees of $374, $386 or $398, each minister must also pay money to the district in…

Baptism and Re-Baptism Part 4

Continued from Part 3 I’m happy. I was concerned that I would have nightmares, that I would be so nervous I’d make myself sick, that I’d have last minute doubts… that I’d get food poisoning and wouldn’t be able to go. LOL None…

Baptism and Re-Baptism Part 3

Continued from Part 2 I feel like I have answers to the questions at the end of my last blog now. They might or might not help someone else later. I’ll post them just in case they might help someone, though. Would being…

Do Works, Work?

Do works, work?  Like Johnny Cash singing that old song naming all the places he has gone “I’ve been everywhere man, I’ve been everywhere man…”  When it comes to works – I’ve been there and done that man.  The list goes on and…

United Pentecostal Church Manual Part 5

This is a continuation of the rules regarding licensed ministers in the United Pentecostal Church. This covers the very basic cost of holding license and does not include the expense of purchasing books and videos in order to obtain the initial license or…

Baptism and Re-Baptism Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Up to this point in my questions, I leaned toward not being re-baptized. Then a few nights ago I came across something interesting that added some depth to my questions and stirred them again. In Acts 16, Paul had…

Return to the Body of Christ?

Every so often I check Amazon to see if they have new material related to spiritual abuse for sale. I did so this week and became irritated when I saw the write up for the book, Spiritual Abuse in the Church, by Angela…

Baptism and Re-Baptism Part 1

This is probably going to end up being an ongoing debate between me, myself and I. For a long time after I left my former church, I believed that baptism in Jesus’ name was right. Then I thought it was better. Then a…

When A Pastor Morally Fails

A pastor/minister morally fails. People are devastated, hurt, confused, angry, sad and their faith is shaken. The church is thrown into turmoil. This appears to be happening more frequently in our present time. Are there signs we can watch for, that something is…

Oneness Pentecostal Snake Handlers

I didn’t know about it until several years ago, but there is even a Oneness Pentecostal snake handling book. To my knowledge, it has only been Pentecostal type churches who have incorporated this practice. The book is Handling Serpents by Jimmy Morrow and…

This is my body, broken for you

I’ve heard these words many times through the years, associated with communion and the cross… and have always considered them associated with forgiveness as a result. It is, after all, Christ’s sacrifice on the cross that offers forgiveness to us all. But is…