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William and Robert Menzies: Spirit and Power, Empowered for Witness, and The Development Of Early Christian Pneumatology

William and Robert Menzies: Spirit and Power, Empowered for Witness, and The Development Of Early Christian Pneumatology

  A triple review of books by Robert Menzies and his father William, essay by Grant Hochman. Robert P. Menzies, The Development Of Early Christian Pneumatology: with special reference to Luke-Acts (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1991). Robert P. Menzies, Empowered for Witness: The Spirit in Luke-Acts. Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series #6 (Sheffield, […]

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Upon This Foundation: Ephesians 2:20 and the Gift of Prophecy, by Jon M. Ruthven

Upon This Foundation: Ephesians 2:20 and the Gift of Prophecy, by Jon M. Ruthven

Introduction Cessationists,1 those who argue that certain gifts of the Spirit have ceased, are increasingly using an argument-from-analogy from Paul’s epistle to the believers in Ephesus. This paper offers a biblical rebuttal to the cessationist use of Ephesians 2:20 as an argument for the cessation of prophecy, and, by extension, the other so-called “miraculous” gifts […]

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Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 5 of 5) by Amos Yong

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 5 of 5) by Amos Yong

Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. V. Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Future Prospects and Tasks My conclusion is that Pentecostals need the larger Church even as the larger Church needs Pentecostalism. Thus, the quest for a biblically based and Spirit inspired Christian unity must include both movements. In this last section […]

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The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 4, by Kevin M. Williams

The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 4, by Kevin M. Williams

“Now when He heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee” (Matthew 4:12). This verse is not, as some might think, God incarnate fleeing danger.  Rather, it is possible that this was in fulfillment of John’s words about Jesus, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). John understood, as […]

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Daniel Brown: What the Bible Reveals About Heaven

Daniel Brown: What the Bible Reveals About Heaven

  Daniel A. Brown, What the Bible Reveals About Heaven: Answers to Your Questions (Ventura, CA: Regal, 1999), 239 pages. I know Dan Brown. He had recently left the staff at Church on the Way when I joined that group sixteen years ago. In the years since then, I have watched him establish and grow […]

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James Edwards: A Unity Not of Our Making

James Edwards: A Unity Not of Our Making

  James R. Edwards, “A Unity Not of Our Making” Christianity Today (Vol 45, No 10, August 6, 2001), pp. 48-50. “Unity in Diversity” has become one of the most popular ecumenical catchphrases. Especially among Pentecostal churches, the phrase seems to open up ways to engage in ecumenical dialogue without threatening the ecclesial independence or […]

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From the Editor's Desk: Winter 2002

From the Editor’s Desk: Winter 2002

It is my pleasure to introduce this start of the fifth volume of the Pneuma Review. The editorial committee and I wish to express our deep gratitude to the Lord and to our readers for your support. By His grace, we will continue to publish this journal. I trust that it has been an encouragement […]

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Worldviews in Conflict: Christian Cosmology and the Recent Doctrine of Spiritual Mapping (Part 2)

Worldviews in Conflict: Christian Cosmology and the Recent Doctrine of Spiritual Mapping (Part 2)

  Editor note: Readers are encouraged to join this conversation about strategic-level spiritual warfare, spiritual mapping, and living the Spirit-filled life. Please add your comments under the article.     Satan in the Bible When dealing with the related doctrines of Satan and demons, it has become almost customary to cite the warning from C.S. […]

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Coming in the Spring 2002 (5:2) Issue

Coming in the Spring 2002 (5:2) Issue

  English professor Brian White gives a practical reminder of the empowerment of the Spirit in our day-to-day lives in his article “Pentecost and the Inside-Out Church.”   Messianic teacher Kevin Williams continues his Messianic Foundations Series with the fifth chapter in a mini-series on the Gospel of Matthew. Kevin will be looking at the […]

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Winter 2002: Other Significant Articles

Winter 2002: Other Significant Articles

  Jeff King, “Let Us Weep for Zion” Charisma (Aug 2001), pages 58-63, 82. Journalist Jeff King tells the moving story of how the SS St. Louis, filled with European Jews fleeing the Holocaust, was turned away by the US in 1939. King summarizes a number of historical events that have indelibly caused the Jewish […]

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Compliments: Stumbling Blocks or Treasures of the Heart? by Rick Kamrath

From the Worship Leader Series Here’s a quiz: The service is ended. People are milling around and you are putting your equipment away. Suddenly a face appears in front of you with a look of total elation. “Worship was a-a-a-w-e-s-o-m-e!” they exclaim. Your answer? a) “Yes, I knew that the worship was awesome. But did […]

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