Archive for April, 2010

April 22, 2010

Pentecostal Sacramentology

I’m reading this book; The Lords Supper: Five Views , which includes a view of the sacraments from a Pentecostal perspective (who’da thunk?) it includes a fascinating quote from Aimee Semple McPherson that makes her sound even more sacramental than Jason Person, check it out;

We believe in the 4commemoration and observing of the Lord’s supper by the sacred use of the broken bread, a precious type of the Bread of Life, even Jesus Christ, whose body was broken for us; and by the juice of the vine, a blessed type which should ever remind the participant of the shed blood of the Savior who is the true vine of which His children are the branches; that this ordinance is a glorious rainbow that spans the gulf of years between Calvary and the coming of the Lord, when in the Father’s kingdom, He will partake anew with His children; and that the serving and receiving of this blessed sacrament should be ever preceded by the most solem heart-searching, 5self-examination, forgiveness and love toward all men, that none partake unworthily and drink condemnation to his own soul. We believe in the 4commemoration and observing of the Lord’s supper by the sacreduse of the broken bread, a precious type of the Bread of Life, even Jesus Christ,whose body was broken for us; and by the juice of the vine, a blessed type whichshould ever remind the participant of the shed blood of the Savior who is the truevine of which His children are the branches; that this ordinance is a glorious rainbowthat spans the gulf of years between Calvary and the coming of the Lord, when in theFather’s kingdom, He will partake anew with His children; and that the serving andreceiving of this blessed sacrament should be ever preceded by the most solemnheart-searching, 5self-examination, forgiveness and love toward all men, that nonepartake unworthily and drink condemnation to his own soul. -Aimee Semple McPerson, Declaration of Faith