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LDS vs Assembly of God (Christianity)

Uploaded by mvc06 on Apr 29, 2002

We are all children of God, yet so much diversity, change and contention are showing in the Christian religion today. Which church is true? As we look upon the handfuls of choices given before us the choice is in every citizen. Yet, the denomination chosen comes with consequences and verbal abuse from all the other churches that were not chosen. Many denominations feel in order to make their religion more secure, faithful, or right they must put down others to boost themselves up.

The Assembly of God faith is a group of Pentecostal Christians who share the same faith. They believe that basically Jesus is our savoir, Christ is coming again, The Holy Spirit fills Christians with God’s power, and healing is possible through prayer. The church was organized in 1914 and was originally started by a group of Pentecostal revivalists meeting in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 1916 the basic beliefs were organized and issued. The statement of Fundamental Truths still stands as the guiding statements of all of the Assembly of God churches today.

Worship is a major part in the Assembly of God churches, to show God their appreciation. Some members pray silently while others will cry, scream, or fall to their knees and pray out loud. Each style of worship is different between each individual church that is created by the community and the members who attend. The Assembly of God mainly worships by clapping and raising their hands. Hand clapping usually occurs during songs and choir presentation. By showing spontaneous clapping and lifting up hands to show adoration of God. They believe by doing so they show approval and pleasure to God and his work in the church. By showing raise hands during prayer is normal; for they show it as an outward sign of surrender to God and his will.

The Assembly of God adopted the sixteen basic beliefs also know as the Statement of Fundamental Truths, and The four Cardinal Doctrines. These are some of the few beliefs that are constant throughout all of their churches of the Assembly of God.

16 Fundamental Truths

  1. The scriptures are inspired
  2. The one True God
  3. The Duty of the Lord Jesus Christ
  4. The Fall of Man
  5. The Salvation of Man
  6. The Ordinances of the Church
  7. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost
  8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost
  9. Sanctification
  10. The Church and Its Mission
  11. The Ministry
  12. Divine Healing
  13. The Blessed Hope
  14. The Millennial reign of Christ
  15. The Final Judgment
  16. The New...

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Date:   04/29/2002

Category:   Religion

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