Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Assemblies of God 2013 Statistics Released
AG has experienced 24 consecutive years of growth in the US.
The Episcopal Church from 1960 to 2011 has experienced a membership loss of 43%

By Darrin J. Rodgers
June 17, 2014

BACKGROUND NOTE: In my interview with Bishop Michael Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, England, I asked him about the growth of Pentecostalism. He said that on the global scene Christianity, the world’s first global religion, will devolve over time into two forces – The Roman Catholic Church and Pentecostalism. Liberalism will die out having run its course. He also said a certain kind of conservative evangelicalism will survive - the Tim Kellers of this world. The mainline protestant denominations will do their Cheshire cat act. What will survive may be an orthodox form of Anglicanism which is allied to Pentecostalism, conservative Anglicans or the Ordinariates. The erudite, academic bishop added this, “Pentecostalism does not have a global voice but it is bringing about transformation on the ground. In Latin America Pentecostalism is doing what Liberation Theology failed to do. Within the Christian world, my fear about Pentecostalism is that there can be a lack of biblical depth. – David W. Virtue DD

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