Foursquare Church Cult

    foursquare church

  • The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, commonly referred to as the Foursquare Church, is an evangelical Pentecostal Christian denomination. As of 2000 it had a worldwide membership of over 8,000,000, with almost 60,000 churches in 144 countries.

    cult

  • A system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object
  • followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
  • A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing
  • A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister
  • followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
  • fad: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; “he always follows the latest fads”; “it was all the rage that season”

foursquare church cult

foursquare church cult – Aimee Semple

Aimee Semple McPherson and the Making of Modern Pentecostalism, 1890-1926
Aimee Semple McPherson and the Making of Modern Pentecostalism, 1890-1926
Pentecostalism was born at the turn of the twentieth century in a run down, semi-industrial area of Los Angeles composed of a tombstone shop, saloons, livery stables and railroad freight yards. One hundred years later Pentecostalism has not only proven to be the most dynamic representative of Christian faith in the past century, but a transnational religious phenomenon as well. In a global context Pentecostalism has attained a membership of 500 million growing at the rate of 20 million new members a year. Aimee Semple McPherson, born on a Canadian farm, was Pentecostalism’s first celebrity, its “female Billy Sunday.” Arriving in Southern California with her mother, two children and $100.00 in 1920, “Sister Aimee” as she was fondly known quickly achieved the height of her fame. In 1926, by age 35, “Sister Aimee” would pastor “America’s largest ‘class A’ church,” perhaps becoming the country’s first megachurch pastor. In Los Angeles she quickly became a folk hero and civic institution. Hollywood discovered her when she brilliantly united the sacred with the profane. Anthony Quinn would play in the Temple band and Aimee would baptize Marilyn Monroe, counsel Jean Harlow and become friends with Charlie Chaplain, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Based on the biographer’s access to internal church documents and cooperation of Aimee’s family and friends, this major biography offers a sympathetic appraisal of her rise to fame, revivals in major cities and influence on American religion and culture in the Jazz Age. The biographer takes the reader behind the scenes of Aimee’s fame to the early days of her harsh apprenticeship in revival tents, her failed marriages, and poverty. Barfoot recreates the career of this “called” and driven woman through oral history, church documents and by a creative use of new source material. Written with warmth and often as dramatic as Aimee herself, the author successfully captures not only what made Aimee famous but also what transformed Pentecostalism from its meager Azusa Street mission beginnings into a transnational, global religion.

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foursquare church cult

Light Your Church on Fire Without Burning it Down: Church in the 21st Century
Ken Blanchard, the “One Minute Manager,” says:

” I have personally sat under David Housholder’s teaching on this topic, and I invite you to read this book and open yourself up to the potent, awareness-changing presence of the Holy Spirit in your life.”

This is the definitive “beginner’s guide” to the biggest and most dynamic social-spiritual movement in human history: Pentecostalism.

In easy-to-understand lay language, Housholder brings you on a moving and personal “inside tour” through the heart of Pentecostal spirituality, practice, and temperament.

Far from a mere arms-length survey, you will touch, taste, and smell the movement from within during this rollicking, fast, breathtaking read. This book will change your views on Pentecostal Christians and may well re-wire your spirituality as well.

This potent book is ideal as a text for seminary survey classes, small group studies, leadership retreats, or just personal journey reflection.

Available on Kindle, you can read it on the plane…

Ralph Moore says:

“This is a blast–fun to read, intellectually satisfying and leading straight to experiential faith. A must read for anyone wanting to go deeper with God.”

Richard Bliese, president of Luther Seminary in Minnesota, says:

“If you don’t completely understand the Pentecostal religious experience, and if you don’t know the exact vocabulary surrounding the Spirit-filled life, this book is for you.”

Tood Hunter, veteran Vineyard Church leader, Alpha director, and church planter, says:

“You’ll find a way to all the right stuff while navigating around the rough waters of the weirdness you may fear.”

The author, David Housholder, hosts a popular worldwide iTunes podcast at his church (www.RobinwoodChurch.com) in Huntington Beach, California. He is also a surf instructor, sponsored snowboarder, wildcat oil investor in Texas, and author of published Bible study resources (see http://tinyurl.com/pv3jf6 for his recent Galatians study which Augsburg Fortress has just put out). He is well-known on Twitter (@ RobinwoodChurch), Facebook, and LinkedIn. Raised and ordained in the Lutheran Church, he understands both conventional and Pentecostal Christianity firsthand.

David was a Fulbright Scholar in Philosophy, New Testament, and Moral Theology at the University of Bonn, Germany in 1988-1989. He is also the consulting pastor of Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Lakeville, Minnesota. He has taught New Testament Greek at the graduate level and was a contributor to Danker’s latest revision of Bauer’s Lexicon.

David lives with his wife of three decades and has a young adult son. His brothers are also major leaders in the Lutheran Church. His brother Mike, the perfect one, is the pastor of the largest Lutheran Church in North America (www.HopeWDM.org). His other brother, Tim, was the favorite. Search “Housholder.” any Sunday you are in Southern California and meet the author in person.

This is the first of many books in the “Church in the 21st Century” series.