By Robert Menzies
Not long ago I had one of those epiphany moments. A moment when, in a flash, previous perceptions are challenged and a new paradigm, a new way of looking at a particular issue, comes into focus. It happened during a beautiful evening last May. Earlier that day I had presented a lecture for the Yong San Theological Symposium in Seoul, Korea. Then, for the evening meal, the presenters gathered together around a large table with Dr. David Yonggi Cho and his wife. Dr. Cho began to reminisce about the early days of his ministry and how, often through visions, the Lord had encouraged him to move forward in risky and surprising ways. In preparation for the symposium, I had read a number of Dr. Cho’s works. In his writings, Dr. Cho often highlights the importance of being led by the Spirit and spiritual vision. That evening, as Dr. Cho was sharing one particularly inspiring story, I was drawn to the term ‘vision’. As he spoke, the words of Acts 2:17 came to mind: ‘Your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.’ Of course, I knew the passage well. It was like an old friend. I had spent the better part of four years studying this and related passages in Luke-Acts during my Ph.D studies. And yet, in that moment, I knew that I had missed something – something very important …Read More
Where we are currently:
- 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.
The Pentecostal movement is recognized around the world as a powerful and dynamic force impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people. It is changing the face of the Christian church. And in many nations, such as Korea, it is hard to overestimate its impact on the larger society. Yet, in spite of all of this, many still do not see Pentecostals as having much to offer theologically. It is a movement of experience, we are told, not doctrine. Through this website and its content, we seek to challenge this faulty assumption. Pentecostals have an important theological contribution to make to the larger church world and we want to make this fact know.Learn More