20th century Charismatic Pentecostal
Charles Fox Parham obtains
license from the Southwest Kansas Conference of the
Charles Fox Parham's adoption of Wesleyan "holiness"
theology with its crisis experience
of sanctification branded him as a
troublemaker and he surrendered his
Holiness preachers declared that
seek for a "second blessing" to
purge the desires of
the flesh from their hearts.
Holiness preaching centered on John
Wesley's sanctification of
a second crisis
experience subsequent to
From this it followed that
it was the duty of those
who had experienced entire sanctification to confess it and bring others into
1898 Charles Fox Parham
established the Bethel Healing Home and published the Apostolic
Faith magazine in Topeka, Kansas.
Charles Fox Parham founds Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas.
Forty students gather to
pray for the promised "Latter Rain" outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Joel
2:23,28,29) hoping to acquire the
supernatural spiritual power that marked
the expansion of the Early
intense atmosphere of expectancy Agnes N. Ozman became the first to 'Speak in
Charles Fox Parham 'receives' the capability of speaking
in 'German' and 'Swedish'; Agnes N. Ozman in 'Chinese,' and others in a variety
of 'foreign languages' including 'Japanese', 'Hungarian', 'Syrian', 'Hindi',
There was no one in Topeka, Kansas who speaks any of these
languages and as none of these 'speakers of tongues' did any foreign missionary
It is unlikely 'spoken tongues' were coherent foreign language
Charles Fox Parham notes "Cloven Tongues of Fire" appear over the
heads of speakers of tongues.
Parham taught speaking in tongues meant
an individual had been given power by the Holy Spirit to speak and understand a
foreign language to facilitate foreign missionary work.
Parham is the "Father of
It is clear from history that both the
Azusa Street revival and the Pentecostal revival that spread from Zion City
(now called Zion), Illinois, grew from Charles Fox Parham's Latter Rain
Charles Fox Parham moves to Houston, Texas, where in spite of
segregation, one-eyed Black preacher William Seymore, is taught Latter Rain
goes to Los Angeles, where his speaking sparks the the Azusa Street revival.
All Pentecostal denominations trace their roots to the Azusa Street
The Azusa Street Revival of 1906
Charles Fox Parham
after observing "supernatural
manifestations" of the Azusa Street revival declares:
"The Lord is
sick at His stomach!"
1907 David Wesley Myland
begins teaching the rudimentary mythology of the "Latter Rain."
of a Latter Rain is present from the beginning.
The return of
Speaking in Tongues and
Baptism by the Holy
Spirit marks the Latter Rain, near the End
The current "movement" of the Holy Spirit is the Latter Rain
bringing Christ's work to
completion culminating in the Second
Coming of Jesus Christ, the
World Assemblies of God Fellowship is structured as a loose
alliance of independent national and regional Pentecostal
enthusiasm and fire of the Pentecostal revival started at Azusa Street is
Adherents seek a movement of the
Holy Spirit - Signs and Wonders.
1947 William Marrion Branham, Percy
Hunt and George Hawtin codify Latter Rain mythology as the "The New Order of
the Latter Rain."
Rain dogma leads to the condemnation of the "The New Order of the Latter
Rain" by the Assemblies of God General Council.
acolytes resign or are excommunicated for their
involvement and form independent Latter Rain fellowships.
Most of these
fellowships are small.
The evolving mythology becomes
increasingly heretical degenerating into clearly definable cults -
Vineyard Association, Harvest
Rock, Church of the Living
Word, House of
Latter Rain includes:
the placing of
experience over exposition;
Baptism of the Holy Spirit and
gifts of the Holy Spirit can be imparted
through the "laying on of
New Church of Christ is to be built upon the
foundation of the
ministry of present-day apostles and
the Dominion Mandate - the New Latter Rain movement must
overcome all résistance and destroy all evil which now prevents the
Return of Christ.
"After being ordained into full-time ministry by
a RHEMA graduate and 'prophet' I started a
small ministry called "Latter Rain Ministries."
I had several
cassettes and booklets by William Marrion Branham and prayed I too could have
such a supernatural ministry.
like many others, believed that the Lord had restored the office of the apostle
Many prophetic words were spoken over my wife and I
regarding the move of God and the end time glory which was about to be
manifested and our role in this coming move.
Now I know that I, and all
my friends in ministry, were
to the core, (although none of us knew it at the
Finally the Lord opened my eyes to the
Truth of His Word, which
has been subsequently
revealing the darkness of what we once gladly walked in.
from personal experience the great attraction Latter Rain holds.
Adherents want to be on the cutting edge of spiritual advancement.
want to see God's power
manifested, the sick healed,
feel His presence,
The problem is almost all of what transpires in neo-Montanist
congregations is subjective experience devoid of any
The Bible ends up being used to prove the experience,
it matters not where the texts are drawn from, and
context is immaterial." -
Robert S. Liichow
1965 Chuck Smith founds Calvary Chapel after serving as
Revival campaign manager for Paul Cain.
"In 1990 a shift occurred
and the Apostolic movement began to be birthed.
My wife and I have met
no less than six apostles - most of whom used to be pastors, then prophets, and
Over the last fifteen years we
spiritually surfed moves of the
They all can be reduced to being nothing more than Latter Rain
acolytes, only error has progressed
radically since 1947." - Robert S. Liichow
Two of the most
prominent proponents of the mythology of Latter Rain are Paul Cain and C. Peter
C. Peter Wagner, co-founder of the World Prayer Center, a non-profit corporation, and
chancellor of the Wagner Institute, a non-profit
Colorado Springs, is touted as
a leading authority in
the fields of church growth and spiritual warfare.
Morphed and evolved
Latter Rain mythologies now include:
Joel's Army/Kingdom Now/Dominion mythology,
Progressive Revelation, Revival Harvest,
Post-Millennial Eschatology, Signs and Wonders,
Spiritual Warfare, Ecumenism, Restoration of Apostles and Prophets, Jubilee/Feast of Tabernacles, and the Post-denominational Church.
Latter Rain movement
taught Manifest Sons would arise at the End Times.
Manifest Sons, ones
who have come into the full stature of Jesus Christ would receive the Spirit
without measure receiving a number of
These gifts include:
the ability to teleport;
to speak any language;
to perform divine healing and other
cannot be deceived and
do not deceive.
Manifest Sons claim to restore man's rightful position
as originally mandated in Genesis ushering in
the millennial reign of Jesus
All will be given
full redemption -
free from the curse of Original Sin, free
from sin causing evil spirits to scatter
before the triumphant power of Joel's army and all sickness,
disease, death and
desires of the flesh will
Child is birthed who is to bring about a dramatic change in the entire
structure of the Church. The Man Child will bring full Apostolic Order." -
Paul Cunningham vision at the 2nd apostles gathering
During the early
years, the most ardent critics of the Latter Rain mythology came from
within Pentecostalism, particularly the Assemblies of God.
Leaders of the Assemblies of God were concerned it glorified men
and pointed to the "ye are gods" dogma
as evidence of severe theological
Major adherents of
Manifest Sons mythology include:
Earl Pearly Paulk, Oral
Cain, William Marrion Branham and
Latter Rain mythology condemnation by Assemblies of God
overemphasis relative to imparting, identifying, bestowing, or
confirming of gifts by the "laying on of
hands" and prophecy;
erroneous teaching that
the true church is built
on the foundation of present-day
apostles and prophets;
the suggestion that
an intercessor could hear confession and
extreme and unscriptural
practice of imparting or imposing control over individuals through the
The Latter Rain movement, along with elements of the
"Healing Revival" slowly dissolved into parts of the larger Charismatic
of hands and spontaneous praise are marks of the
Charismatic Pentecostal movement
which has a blend of influences including Latter Rain, Healing Revival and
Jesus Movement elements.
"The flamboyant claims of the Charismatic are
beyond tolerance and
have succeeded in leading Christians to seek the
'gifts' rather than the 'Giver' and has already
done untold harm to the
people of God." - InPlainsite.org
Word of Faith
"Since at least the 1970s,
unions and churches, have folded under a sustained assault by
Civil society is transformed
into a buyer's market for political factions and
looking to exert influence at arm's length.
The last forty years
has seen a huge
proliferation of think tanks and political NGOs whose purpose, beneath all
the verbiage, is to execute political agendas by proxy." -
Word of Faith consists of two distinct yet closely
Vincent Peale & Robert H. Schuller
Kenneth E. Hagin & Kenneth
Word of Faith roots trace back to New
Thought of William Essek Kenyon.
"High achievers spot rich
decisions quickly and
move into action
immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come
true." - Robert H. Schuller
Word of Faith dogma includes the following:
"speak" things into
wealth is based on faith;
faith is a suprenatural
force that emanates from God.
and thoughts release the power of Satan.
Positive words and thoughts release
the power of the Lord.
Robert Tilton and almost
all the celebrity pastors on Trinity
Broadcasting Network practice Word of Faith.
1977 Edir Macedo founds the Universal Church of the Kingdom
1989 Edir Macedo purchases
RecordTV and re-brands as Rede Record.
|"For the kingdom of the
heavens belongs to the householder who went out with the early morning to hire
workmen for his vineyard.
Having agreed with the workmen to pay a
denarius the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Having gone out at
lunch he saw others standing in the market-place idle; and to them he said, "Go
also ye into the vineyard, and whatsoever may be just I will give you. And they
went their way."
Having gone out at supper he found others standing, and
says to them, "Why stand ye here all the day idle?"
They say to him, "No
man has hired us."
He says to them, "Go also ye into the vineyard."
came, the lord of the vineyard says to his steward, "Call the workmen and pay
wages, beginning from the last even to the first."
Each received a
Early birds hoped that they would receive more, yet they
received only a denarius.
On receiving it they murmured against the
master of the house, saying, "These last have worked but an hour, and thou hast
made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the
In answering he said to one of them, "Friend, I do not wrong
thee. Didst thou not agree with me to work for a denarius?"
is thine and go. It is my will to give to this last even as to thee: is it not
lawful for me to do what I will in my own affairs?"
"Thus shall the last
be first, and the first last; for many are called but few chosen." - Matthew
1993 Randy Clark, a St. Louis Vineyard pastor, is
Randy Clark visits a
meeting in Tulsa.
Randy Clark keeps going up to get prayed for and
keeps getting knocked down by Rodney Howard-Browne.
Howard-Browne's supernatural manifestations - slain in the spirit, shakings,
laughter - had to be an
anointing of the Holy Spirit!
Randy Clark, invited to speak at John Arnott's Toronto Airport Vineyard
fellowship, puts to work what
he has learned from Rodney Howard-Browne.
The Toronto revival has
also been referred to as the "Toronto Blessing", "The Father's
Blessing", "The Anointing", "The Awakening", "The
River", "The Fire".
Randy Clark announces his sermon,
"The Making of a Warrior."
Arnott falls to the floor and slashes violently with an imaginary two
handed sword for about twenty minutes.
When Randy Clark finishes Carol
Arnott delivers the following "prophecy":
"This is my sword, this is not
man's sword, this is my golden sword.
The old methods will not be
acceptable to me anymore because I am doing a new thing.
This new way
is new and you must throw away the old ways of doing things and take up my
sword because my sword is made of pure gold and is mighty.
If you wield
it the captives will be set free, the chains will be broken and the
healings will be manifest not by might, nor by power, but by my wonderful
Holy Spirit." - Carol Arnott channeling the Fire of the Holy
People infected with "Fire of the
Holy Spirit" exhibit the following:
healing, hysterical laughter,
spasms, gnashing of
teeth, groaning, shaking, drunkenness,
falling to the floor,
slain in the
spirit, roaring like
lions, barking like dogs and speaking in tongues.
Christians feel supernatural
manifestations lead to apostasy.
"If you're going to be
concerned about deception, then please be concerned about the greatest
deception that there is, and the greatest deception of all, in my opinion, is
not to fall for teachings of a false
prophet." - John Arnott
Vineyard Association embraces
Two years later John Wimber forces
Toronto Airport Vineyard to resign from the Vineyard
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