Also known for speaking in tongues. And for being a cult, of course.
Particularly different from other denominations, Pentecostals believe that miracles, signs, and "gifts of the Spirit" are still operational in modern society. The gift that occurs most frequently in Pentecostal churches is glossalalia, also known as "speaking in tongues." Most often manifests itself, not in speaking other human languages, but in speaking in the tongues of angels (1 Corinthians 14:2, 1 Corinthians 13).
Pentecostalism is the fastest growing Christian denomination in the world by conversion and arguably makes Christianity the fastest growing religion. (Islam is the fastest growing religion by birth, but Christianity is the fastest growing by converts.)
There are many different groups within Pentecostalism itself: some which believe in the Trinity, others which deny it and believe in the Oneness of God; some which baptize solely in Jesus' Name (Acts 2:38), and others which baptize in "the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost"; some with very strong standards for women (i.e., not cutting their hair or wearing pants), and others with only standards of modesty.
It should be noted that the Charismatic Movement was birth out of the Pentecostal Movement. While all Charismatics are (consequently) Pentecostals, all Pentecostals are not Charismatics. Popular televangelists like Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, and Creflo Dollar are Charismatics who are teachers in the "Word of Faith Movement." They are not classical Pentecostals.
Not a cult.!!. Just b/c women want to present themselves like a real lady, they get called a cult.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast" -Ephesians 2:8,9
Carol " That is not true!! They believe that only a person who has no sin may judge. If a person if filled with the Holy Spirit then they will go to Heaven."
A Charismatic sect of Conservative Christianity that places Jesus Christ as man's only means of deliverance from the slavery of sin, and that spiritual gifts to Prophecy, Heal, Discern Spiritually, Speak in Other Tongues; and other attributes such as creativity, charity, and compassion are open to all believers who are in Christ.
A genuine follower demonstrates through continual actions the prinicples of the above faith through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. They have a history of abiding close to moral dogmas that have proven empirically, emotionally, and extraordinarily concrete in Christian Doctrine as revealed in the Belief of Infallibility (inerrancy) of Scripture in the original tongues.
Christy is so generous in her support of orphans in the city; she must be a Pentecostal!