The SALVATION ARMY is an evangelical organization and always has been

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    I can't believe the degree of ignorance I see on this site.

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    In 1865, William Booth was invited to hold a series of evangelistic meetings in the East End of London. He set up a tent in a Quaker graveyard, and his services became an instant success. This proved to be the end of his wanderings as an indepedent traveling evangelist. His renown as a religious leader spread thoughout London, and he attracted followers who were dedicated to fight for the souls of men and women.
    Thieves, prostitutes, gamblers, and drunkards were among Booth's first converts to Christianity. To congregations who were desperately poor, he preached hope and salvation. His aim was to lead people to Christ and link them to a church for further spiritual guidance."

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    "Booth continued giving his new converts spiritual direction, challenging them to save others like themselves. Soon, they too were preaching and singing in the streets as a living testimony to the power of God.
    In 1867, Booth had only 10 full-time workers, but by 1874, the number had grown to 1,000 volunteers and 42 evangelists, all serving under the name "The Christian Mission." Booth assumed the title of general superintendent, with his followers calling him "General." Known as the "Hallelujah Army," the converts spread out of the East End of London into neighboring areas and then to other cities.

    Booth was reading a printer's proof of the 1878 annual report when he noticed the statement "The Christian Mission is a volunteer army." Crossing out the words "volunteer army," he penned in "Salvation Army." From those words came the basis of the foundation deed of The Salvation Army.
    From that point, converts became soldiers of Christ and were known then, as now, as Salvationists. They launched an offensive throughout the British Isles, in some cases facing real battles as organized gangs mocked and attacked them. In spite of violence and persecution, some 250,000 people were converted under the ministry of The Salvation Army between 1881 and 1885. "

    Also..please note, this EVANGELICAL, CHRISTIAN organization actually had a FEMALE general heading them up from 1934-1939.
     
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    Only from Joe. I dont know one person who did not already know this.
     
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    No, there was at least one and maybe 2 others in that thread.

    Anyway, it's a good organization. One of the few I will give $$ to.
     
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    Your point is? I see nothing that points to beheadings, stonings, genitalia mutilation, or other practices that exist today in cultures. The Christians are always easy targets huh?
     
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    Huh?
     
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    JScott I check facts.

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    Huh?...back.
     
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    I'm not sure where the references to beheadings and such came from. Any clues? Are Salvation Army workers involved in activities I'm not aware of?
     
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    No worse then any other charitable organization is.
     
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    You are kidding me. I figured the word "salvation" might be the first clue. :lol:
     

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