A historical day in the Roman Church Calendar and also for the World. The "Day of Pentecost", referenced in the Holy Bible in the book of Acts, Chapter 2, verses 1-4, is to all true Christians, the exact moment when man and the Holy Spirit of God became intertwined. Pentecost Sunday is celebrated every year by "Spirit-filled" believers throughout the world and has become a huge part of the "Charismatic" Christian belief-system, as well as a specific day of celebration in the Catholic community.

Acts 2:1-4 (King James Version)

Acts 2

1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The apostles were speaking in tongues on Pentecost!

What are you guys doing after church on Pentecost Sunday?

Praise God for Pentecost and for giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit!
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A Christian denomination founded in 1901 on Asuza Street in Los Angeles, California. During a time when racism had made its way through Christian denominations and split the faith by skin color, people of all different ethnicities became entangled in love with the birth of the Pentecostal Movement.

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.
The Assemblies of God, The Church of God in Christ, the United Pentecostal Church International, The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, The First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, are among many organizations that are classified as Pentecostal.
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Pentecostals believe in the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. they believe in the manifestation of the Holy Ghost through speaking in tongues(but not required to be saved). Salvation is through accepting Jesus Christ. Your life should reflect your relationship to Christ, but "Good Deeds",wearing long skirts and not wearing make-up DOES NOT make you saved and is according to your own conviction.Pentecostals are not isolated from other denominations but agree on a common ground that they are saved through Jeus Christ only, and are separated only by different ephasis.

"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
Pentecostal Christians emphasize the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts.
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Not a cult.!!. Just b/c women want to present themselves like a real lady, they get called a cult.
I'm Pentecostal and Proud. I live my life according to Acts 2:38. I don't cut my hair I wear skirts and I present myself like a lady should!
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Pentecostals believe in One God and have many standards. There are rumors that it is a "cult". It is not and they do not believe that because a person cuts their hair or wears pants or make up that they will go to hell. They believe everyone who is filled with the Holy Spirit will presumably go to Heaven. Pentecostals welcome anyone and everyone. Also God is the only one who can judge for He has no sins. Only a person with no sin may judge others.
Steve "Pentecostals say that everyone who cuts their hair will go to Hell."
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."
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1. A (Proper Noun)

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.
Tom is such a great Pentecostal, he prayed over my illness, helped discern the best choice in a difficult situation, and never fails to laugh, cheer, or love anybody.

Christy is so generous in her support of orphans in the city; she must be a Pentecostal!
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They claim to allow anyone into their church, but they shun or ignore people who do not share their cult beliefs, force women into uniforms, force men to shave or look "god worthy" they home school their children, whom they ignore unless its flop on the ground for god time, and wear skirts and no makeup because they are unworthy of life outside their self abusing religion. It claims the funds and lives of hard working men to fund lazy non working wives who waste money on antiques and the newest home products.....avoid at all costs, execute when legal.
Look at that pentecostal floppin, that stupid bun head skirt tard has a hard on for the holy spirit.
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