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    Cell phone anointing (Miracles through cell phones.) Holy rollers in action. Wasilla Assembly of God. Is this mainstream christianity?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K_1Eit0pxM]YouTube - Sarah Palin's Churches & The Third Wave[/ame]

    I would be curious for any thoughts as to whether this is mainstream christianity. It seems very weird to me!
     
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    Great! Now I can expect to be harrassed by Bible thumping telemarketers.:rolleyes:
     
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    weird and very creepy!
     
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    Still watching the video. This stuff reminds me of pro wrestling.
     
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    If you want to know about the Pentecostal religion you-tube is a poor example of what their religious beliefs are and the manner they chose to worship the Lord.
     
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    Well I doubt I'll be attending their services to learn more, so the net is what I got....

    From what I have learned on Wikipedia, and other spots on the web, they are strong evangelicals, and believe in demonic possession, speaking in tongues as a manifestation of being baptized in the holy spirit, and the gift of prophecy.

    I don't want my government thinking they are prophets.

    But I started the thread for any feedback. So any is welcome.
     
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    Well, it's hard to fully understand what the Pentecostal religion is all about based on what someone else percieves it to be, who might not necessarily be involved in the Pentecostal religion themselves. If you haven't attended one of their worship services it's easy to get the wrong impression of what is taking place, as was shown in the video.
     
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    What is the right impression?
     
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    I'm not going to be the one to explain it. Just from the few comments made in this thread I can see that it's easier to mock the the Pentecostal style of worship than try to understand it.

    Your comment, "This stuff reminds me of pro wrestling" gives me the impression you have already made your mind up about what it means to you. I doubt anything I could say would change your perception of what you saw in the video.

    I've attended a lot of different Pentecostal church services and seldom are any 2 the same. Pentecostal preachers tend to be very diverse in how they worship, unlike a Catholic service, or a Baptist service, which seemed to me to be a more scripted style of worship, at least the ones I've attended in my area.
     
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    I'm sure they are all very different. If you doubt anything you could say would change my perception, then I guess you've only reinforced it.

    BTW You are speaking of your perception of my perception.
     

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