THE PENTECOSTALS AND THE CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT
The Charismatic Movement
The word Pentecost refers to an event related in the New Testament: on the Jewish holiday known as Pentecost, which occurs 50 days after Passover, the Holy Spirit descended on the Disciples of Jesus. This event took place after the resurrected Jesus had ascended into heaven, leaving his followers confused and afraid. When Pentecost occurred, the Disciples were “filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” This experience turned the timid fearful Disciples into bold outspoken Evangelists who took the message of Christ to the whole known ...