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Charismania by Chuck Smith Table of Contents. 76 Pages·· KB·2 Downloads. 1 Charisma vs. Charismania by Chuck Smith Table of Contents 1. Charisma Versus Charismania by Chuck Smith 11 Why Charisma Often Becomes Charismania This page eBook is published in the PDF format. PDF Books to Read. Charisma vs. Charismania. Chuck Smith. To all those dear saints of God who loved me and encouraged me as their pastor of my flesh— those who were so patient with me in my transition from Charismania to Charisma.
There are certain distinctions that cause us to stand out among other evangelical churches. We could point to our shared commitment to systematic Bible teaching or the emphasis upon love that transcends all cultural and ethnic barriers….
Charisma vs. Charismania is an endeavor in the flesh to simulate charisma. It is any effort to do the work of the Spirit in the energies or abilities of the flesh — the old, selfish nature of a person…. Christian Family Relationships Most of us desire to live a well-balanced life.
On the horizontal plane we relate to one another. On the vertical plane we relate to God. These two planes are on a fixed, center axis… The Claims of Christ A look at some of the radical claims that Jesus has made concerning Himself. Including His claim that those who do not believe in Him will be judged by the word that He has spoken.
And that believing upon Him was equivalent to believing the One who sent Him, or upon the Father.
Over and over, He avowed that God sent Him. Comfort for Those Who Mourn What is life? Why would it turn up in an academic dictionary of Pentecostal and charismatic movements if it had no relevance at all to the subject? Regarding my own bias, I have been upfront about that on the project talkpage , as I anticipated the issue arising. I am as capable as anyone of putting aside my own biases and writing from an NPOV. If you have a look through some of the relevant articles I have already worked on, you'll see that my edits have been fair and factual.
Every user has his own opinions and biases, but the edits themselves must be judged on their own merits, not by the background or opinions of the editor. You really have no foundation for making a judgment on my motives.
I am theologically trained, I have a genuine academic interest in charismatic Christianity, and I have studied and read widely on the subject from all points-of-view. I have worked on charismatic-related articles quite happily with people who are at the complete opposite end of the spectrum, and had no conflict.
The WikiProject is open to anyone with an interest in the subject, whether or not they have personal opinions for or against the charismatic movement. I am not affiliated with Calvary Chapel in any way. I am familiar with their church structure, their doctrine, etc, but I have never been a member of or even inside one of their churches. The closest "relationship" I have with them is that CSN operates a radio station in my area that I sometimes listen to.
My opinion on Calvary Chapel as a part of the charismatic movement: that I am aware of, Calvary Chapel has never self-identified as charismatic. To put them in that category is to take a position on the issue - to express a point of view. Further, looking at the category itself , it looks like a who's who of the Word of Faith movement. These groups and individuals have little in common with Calvary Chapel and Chuck Smith other that they in some fashion believe in the modern existence of tongues.
I cannot speak for members of Calvary Chapel, but I imagine that few would feel very much of a connection to the names on that list. I am of the opinion that listing Calvary Chapel in that category is incorrect. As Jaems said above, whether Calvary Chapel can be considered part of the charismatic movement proper is not strictly relevant. Including the template is not a label to say it is part of the charismatic movement, just that it is relevant to the subject.
I will admit that I am fairly new to Wikipedia. There are surface similarities in vague terms - be nice to other people, etc. The BSA had strong Christian roots in its founding. Someone from the outside looking in might even think that the BSA was a Christian organization, but that doesn't make it so.
There are plenty of Christians who volunteer with the Scouts - I am one of them. But it certainly wouldn't belong in Wikiproject Christianity. Googling around , there is no shortage of links that mention Calvary and charismatic in the same breath, but I think it's important to note that most of them are deriding CC as charismatic. In other words, to them, charismatic is a swear word and they are implicating CC by association, but not based on any actual facts. I would draw, as he does, a further distinction.
Whereas Pentecostal churches may be errant in their practices, I have no doubt that they are Christian churches. WOF, on the other hand, is about the biggest religious racket there is - give me money, send me money, and I'll knock you over and call you healed.
To be perfectly honest, my biggest concern isn't even about the word - it's that when I go to the category listing and look at the ones there, it's very easy to play "which one doesn't belong". Benny Hinn! In my mind, that's the biggest thing I'm scratching my head about.
At any rate, I'm not at all involved in the editing of this article I was just over at the mediation page after following a link from the Christianity article I saw Calvary Chapel linked there and it got my interest. But Hinn and Crouch and their followers are just one part of the charismatic movement, and there are many aspects to the movement that are poles apart from WOF.
There is no way we can use WOF as the yardstick for what doesn't belong, for that would give a very skewed picture of charismatic Christianity. One of my motivations for doing this project was precisely because some of these other figures were underrepresented on Wikipedia.
Most of this particular criticism has come from a view that I think sees "charismatic Christianity" as equivalent to, say, TBN or WOF or televangelism. From a historical and academic point-of-view, however, that's simply not true.
It is an attempt "to build a reliable and comprehensive guide to everything related to Pentecostalism, the Charismatic movement and their offshoots and relatives.
The issue is its relationship to the charismatic movement and whether it is relevant to the subject. David L Rattigan , 19 May UTC I am a Roman Catholic whose primary interest lies in seeing all the articles relating to Christianity tagged by some project, so that project can assist in developing and maintaing it. I found this article within the Category:Charismatic and Pentecostal Christianity.
As the Charismatic Christianity WikiProject states that it deals with all articles within that category, I have replaced the banner. I have also added the Christianity Project banner as well. I hope that this is an acceptable action.
If it is found to be unacceptable, then I would humbly suggest removing the article from the category. Thank you. Many disillusioned hippies found themselves lost in a dying world.
So it was; that many of these young searchers found the Truth in a two thousand year old book. I have preserved these POV texts here, in case anyone wishes to refer to them for a rewrite. Nothing more; nothing less. These statements are obviously not NPOV.
Under "Practices" it says: "The frequency with which communion is taken and the practice of other sacraments varies. Don't most protestant groups only have those two sacraments? Some charismatic groups also accepting foot washing.
The opening paragraphs need to be reorderd and made coherent. Is the "revival" refering to the Jesus movement or the Calvary chapel movement?
Not surprisingly the "references" section is empty. I'm adding the cleanup tag. I've made an edit to the article based on the above rationale.
Please sign your posts on talk pages. It both saves us time and helps your credibility.
I restored the reference. I take it from your edits that it is connected to Oneness Pentecostalism.
It seems to me to be possible that you are both right, in that it may be that some within Calvery Chapel subscribe to this belief and others do not, or even that some are not consistent.
But have you any citable references that would back up your claim? Andrewa , 24 January UTC The Oneness Pentecostalism page states that "Oneness Pentecostals do not deny the existence or divinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; they just deny that there are a multiplicity of persons, members, individuals, minds or consciences. He is the One convicting him of his sin, convincing him that Jesus Christ is the only answer. The Holy Spirit is constantly testifying of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come.
We also believe that the moment a person receives the witness of the Holy Spirit, Jesus takes away his sin. When anyone invites Jesus to come into his heart, to take over the rule and control of his life, we believe that the Holy Spirit then comes into that person's life. He is with each one of us to bring us to Christ, and when we come to Christ, He begins then to dwell in us. Calvary Chapels believe that most churches have a "dependent, highly organized, [and] structured" environment, but that most people want an "independent and casual way of life".
Calvary churches typically have a casual and laid-back atmosphere. The style of worship generally reflects the region and the specific make-up of the congregation. Calvary Chapel does not have a formalized system of church membership.
Calling a Calvary Chapel one's church usually means regularly attending church services and becoming involved in fellowship with other "members" of the church.
Organization[ edit ] The form of church government practiced by Calvary Chapel does not conform to any of the three historical forms. They do not employ congregational polity , believing that God's people collectively made poor decisions in the Old Testament , citing Exodus as an example.
The majority of Calvary Chapels have adopted models of government based on their understanding of the theocracy that God established in the Old Testament they sometimes call the "Moses model".
In this system, God was head of his people and under God's authority was Moses, who led the Israelites as God directed him. Moses also had a priesthood and seventy elders providing him support. Calvary Chapel has adapted this order believing their pastors have a role like Moses and their boards of elders function in supporting roles.
They do not have church membership apart from pastors recognized through their affiliate program. A church that affiliates with Calvary Chapel often but not always uses the name "Calvary Chapel". Three requirements for becoming affiliated exist: the pastor must "embrace the characteristics of the Calvary Chapel movement as described in Calvary Chapel Distinctives" the church must have the characteristics of a church as opposed to a less-developed home fellowship an applicant must express willingness to spend the time to fellowship with other Calvary Chapels  The requirements do not include a seminary degree.
In accordance with Calvary's interpretation and understanding of the Bible see 1 Timothy and 1 Timothy , Calvary Chapel does not ordain women or homosexuals as pastors. Regional lead pastors exercise a measure of accountability. For example, journalist David Templeton described intense peer pressure during his time as an active participant in Calvary Chapel ministry.