Which country has the most Pentecostals?
In 2006, a ten-country survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 49 percent of Pentecostals in the US, 50 percent in Brazil, 41 percent in South Africa, and 54 percent in India said they “never” speak or pray in tongues..
Why did the Pentecostal church start?
Parham, Seymour, and other early Pentecostals came from the Holiness tradition that taught Christians to seek “sanctification.” They built upon that heritage and taught that the baptism of the Holy Spirit was for people who had already experienced sanctification.
Is the Pentecostal church growing?
Atlas of Pentecostalism An estimated 35,000 people join the Pentecostal church each day. Of the world’s two billion Christians a quarter are now Pentecostal—up from 6 percent in 1980. The Atlas of Pentecostalism is a unique and dynamic online database, mapping an expanding global religion as it evolves.
What is special about Pentecostal?
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.