Pentecostalism is a form of Christianity that emphasises the work of the Holy Spirit and the direct experience of the presence of God by the believer. Pentecostals believe that faith must be powerfully experiential, and not something found merely through ritual or thinking. Pentecostalism is energetic and dynamic.
What makes Pentecostal different?
It is distinguished by belief in the baptism in the Holy Spirit that enables a Christian to live a Spirit-filled and empowered life. This empowerment includes the use of spiritual gifts such as speaking in tongues and divine healing—two other defining characteristics of Pentecostalism.
How do Pentecostals speak in tongues?
While he prays in tongues during worship, he does so quietly and to himself — not aloud for the congregation to hear. For him, the resurgence of speaking in tongues in church depends on people leading by example. He said, People cant just give up.
When speaking in tongues what language is it?
Experts call this phenomenon glossolalia, a Greek compound of the words glossa, meaning “tongue” or “language,” and lalein, meaning “to talk.” Speaking intongues occurred in ancient Greek religion.