“THE BEGINNING OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD OF INDONESIA (1936-1951)” by Gani Wiyono
The Assemblies of God actually had no active presence in Indonesia until 1946 when Kenneth George Short, Raymond Arthur Busby and Ralph Mitchell Devin returned to Indonesia as missionaries sent by the Division of Foreign Mission of the American General Council of the Assemblies of God. Before World War II, these men came to Indonesia as independent, self-supporting missionaries, although for some time they worked under the auspices of Bethel Temple Mission. The following is a historical sketch of their pioneering work in Indonesia, which was formerly known as the Dutch East Indies.
Facts & Stats:
- THERE IS ONE GOD, ETERNALLY EXISTING AS THREE PERSONS: FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT.
- THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD; THROUGH HIS SUBSTITUTIONARY, SACRIFICIAL DEATH ON THE CROSS, HE PROVIDES HUMANKIND ITS ONLY HOPE OF REDEMPTION.
- ALL BELIEVERS SHOULD SEEK THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IMPARTS POWER FOR WITNESS AND SERVICE. THE BAPTISM OF BELIEVERS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT IS EVIDENCED BY THE INITIAL, OBSERVABLE SIGN OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES AS THE SPIRIT ENABLES.
- THE BIBLE IS THE COMPLETE AND ONLY WRITTEN WORD OF GOD. IT IS TRUSTWORTHY AND RELIABLE.
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