Pentecostal movement has grown influentially, and numerically. But not many really understand that #pentecostal movement which we believe is the move of Holy Spirit in modern age has significantly advanced its theological understanding systematically.
Now intrestingly, pentecostal circles has reached its new relationship with #evangelical ground, but at the same time the apostolic mandate of this vibrant family has been more #ecumenical than ever.
Look at how many pentecostal pastors that are willingly going to theological schools, or even develop their own theological school. Tremendous. Automatically, the term and understanding of exegesis, hermeneutic, systematic theology, even social gospel, reformed, or liberation theology have influenced these pastors.
On the other hand, try to find a church that always pray for the unity and oneness of the Body! Or Churches that are pervently crying out to Lord for this nation and nations or even building tower of prayer house of prayer eveywhere, we will find thar the family of pentecostal circle is in the cutting edge of this movement. Serious.
And don’t forget cultural mandate that traditionally are taught by evangelical and reformed circle now is spread out in pentecostal movement as marketplace and Kingdom movement in all spheres of society.
In the grass root, tribal churches and independent churches that are mostly are pentecostals have guard christianity (especially in Indonesia) and whether they acknowledge or not.
Speaking in tounge is just very tiny issue. Never been it becomes dogmatic problem.
Another example, prosperity teaching is part of learning journey.
And many other things that pentecostal circle have acknowledged as homework to be done. We don’t try to hide it, we work on it.
I am pentecostal because I believe that Holy Spirit has not finished working to prepare His church. I have to work with Him. No other ways!
I am evangelical because I believe the work of Christ has finished at cross. Done deal. It’s all by grace alone, Solus Chrestos. For me to live is Christ to die is gain. Soli Deo Gloria.
I am totally ecumenical and catholic, because my heart, my life, my calling, my mandate, and all I have and do is only to build Body of Christ.
John 17 is the cry of my Lord Jesus Christ, and I am trying to live out His prayer by working toward the Oneness of Ekklesia, and Israel in One Kingdom, His Unshakeable Kingdom.
So, Am I a Cult?
Hanny Setiawan - Indonesia
Chairman of Kingdom Family Network that envisions New Indonesia. In literatur ministry, his desires is to "translate prophetic messages" into natural language of politic, social, economy, business, IT, education, music, etc in a view of "reformed charismatic theology"