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This week in AG history -- January 29, 1916

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 - 3:44 PM CST

The first published history of the Pentecostal movement, "The Apostolic Faith Restored" (Gospel Publishing House, 1916), was written by Assemblies of God pastor Bennett F. Lawrence. The book, also published in serial form in the Pentecostal Evangel, was published just 15 and 10 years after the beginning of the early Pentecostal revivals at Topeka, Kansas, and Azusa Street, Los Angeles, California, respectively.
Bennett's account is important, as he gathered information from participants in the emerging movement. Bennett was careful to document the practice of biblical spiritual gifts throughout the centuries, placing the twentieth century Pentecostal revival in the broader context of church history.
The section of Bennett's book published in the January 29, 1916, issue of the "Pentecostal Evangel," shared "incidents of the Spirit's work" that occurred prior to the 1901 Topeka and 1906 Azusa Street revivals. These instances of speaking in tongues and healing occurred in Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Dakota, Nebraska and Canada.
Read the article, "Apostolic Faith Restored," on pages 4 to 5 of the January 29, 1916, issue of the Pentecostal Evangel.

Also featured in this issue:

* "Living Until Jesus Comes," by W. K. Norton

* "Divinely Healed," by Euclara Ryan

And many more!

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Pentecostal Evangel archived editions courtesy of the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center. For current editions of the Evangel, click here.

Authors: Darrin Rodgers

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