World Religions: the Pentecostal Faith

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World Religions Report: The Pentecostal Faith
Kellye Berry
Friday, October 18, 2013
Isabel Morales

World Religions Report: The Pentecostal Faith (ROUGH DRAFT)
The purpose of this paper is to give a summary of the Pentecostal Faith in the words of a woman who is both relatively newly sober and newly spiritual. Angela Harper is a fellow Alcoholics Anonymous member that I have known for almost three years now. I chose this denomination because I have never known very much about the Pentecostal faith, aside from the more obvious characteristics, as manifested by the women of that faith in their dress and decorum. I was very pleased to have taken part in a magical conversation about the power of God’s Grace and the way it
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She did point out, however, that when Jesus Christ came, in was no longer necessary to follow the Letter of the Law in order to experience God’s Grace. Not only that, she says, but that her congregation understands and accepts that God sees and loves us in all of our ugliness, so there is really no reason to try and dress up for church jus for the benefit of other people. She pointed out that there are some female members who do still hold to the old way of dress, but that is most likely because that is the way they were raised and that is all they know. By the same token, it is important to remember that she is representing Jesus and her Church in everything she says and does, so while it may not be necessary to dress in long skirts and dresses and completely forego cosmetics, it is important that she always dress appropriately.
Angela says her favorite aspect of church is the music and worship. She says every Sunday, there is a time of worship just prior to the sermon and that sometimes, the preacher will dedicate the entire service to the playing of music and worship. However, Wednesdays are always dedicated to Bible Study and the opportunity to learn more about God’s Word and how to apply it in her everyday life.
Although the devotions that she uses in her religious life aren’t specific to the Pentecostal Church, she did say that she has begun a discipleship, in which she reads certain devotional books that are suggested to her
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