LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
"CHARISMATIC THEOLOGY: EXCLUDE THE PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT”
SUBMITTED TO PROFESSOR MITCHELL
THEO 510-DO5 LUO
GILBERT D. SALGADO
Even though the textbook and other books cited within the textbook reflect that the Pentecostal Movement is part of the Charismatic Theology, the Pentecostal Movement should not be considered as part of Charismatic Theology but rather should have its own theological classification.
1The Pentecostal movement should not be considered as part of Charismatic theology but rather should have its own theological classification because the Charismatic and Word of Faith (Wealth and Prosperity) movements do not ascribe to the same observations or practices of the Bible as the Pentecostal movement. These movements do not share the same doctrinal views expressed, nor the same standards of holiness or holy living as the Pentecostal movement either.
The final outcome is a removing the lines of distinct difference between the movements thus causing confusion when lumped together to form the Charismatic theology. The Pentecostal movement is a diverse and different movement that adheres to practices that would qualify it as its own theology altogether, completely separate from the other movements or the umbrella of Charismatic theology.
Let’s first take a look at what defines theology. Theology itself is the study of God’s divine nature and the nature of religious idealism or belief. The word theology has Greek origin and consists of two parts. The first part is theos which is Greek for “god”. The second is logia which has multiple meanings, however, when used in proper context, it is Greek for “the study of” something. Now with a clearer picture of what theology is and its background, we can look into what charismatic theology is. 2Charismatic theology is described to be a classification of Christianity that has a focal point on the use of...