Azusa Street Revival Essay

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

THE BEGINNING OF THE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH IN AMERICA

A PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. CARL J. DIEMER JR.
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
CHHI 525

LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BY
SYLVAN MOYER

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2
ORIGINS OF THE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH IN AMERICA--------------------------------------2
THE MAJOR FIGURES OF THE MOVEMENT------------------------------------------------------- 4
THE RESULTS OF THE AZUSA MISSION------------------------------------------------------------6
GROWTH OF THE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH FROM THE AZUSA STREET
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THE MAJOR FIGURES IN THE BEGINNING OF THE PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT IN AMERICA We now come to the section devoted to the major pioneers in the beginning of Pentecostalism in America. The first person we want to discuss is Charles Fox Parham. “He is the man generally recognized as the formulation of Pentecostal doctrine and the theological founder of the movement.” Parham held to the theological argument that tongues are always the initial evidence of a person receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He also taught the necessity of being baptized with the Holy Spirit as the only way to escape the great tribulation. In October 1900 Parham opened a bible school in Topeka, Kansas and in December he led his students through a study of the tenets of the Holiness movement. The students came to study the book of Acts and during the study Parham asked them to find scriptural evidence of the baptism with the Holy Spirit. It was out of this study that led Parham to the conclusion this was the biblical way a person received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Parham moved to Houston Texas and started a church and bible school. It was at this school where a student name William Joseph Seymour, a black man attended the training sessions that Parham taught. Because of the laws of segregation at the time Seymour was forced to sit in the hallway and listen to the teachings of Parham. Seymour desired
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