Friday, June 17, 2011

Rome's "Significant Common Ground" Found With Pentecostals

"The Vatican said participants 'rejoiced in the significant amount of common ground that was identified despite the differences between the two traditions. Both Catholics and Pentecostals recognize the abundance of gifts given freely by the Holy Spirit, and that the Church has a discerning role to play concerning their exercise.'

The group considered topics such as the biblical foundations of charism, the historical and theological overview of the subject, the spontaneity or permanence of gifts, and the roles of clergy and laity."


RPV said...

In this vein, always liked "Evangelicalism, the Charismatic Movement, and the Race Back to Rome" over at the Trinity Foundation

Arminianism and pentecostalism are essentially roman.

Ken said...

A part of larger Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity is The Word of Faith (Name it claim it/ Prosperity/Healing movement heresy is also similar to the RC view of ex opere operato - from the work, it is effective. Just say the right formulas and do the ritual and do the action and it is effective and brings grace. Rub statues and rub healing cloths over your pains, etc.