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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Well it's Sunday and I've been thinking of this a lot due to a Question in Sunday Stealing.....Edited to make more sense.

These are my own thoughts about the persecution of Charismatics by the early Ministerial Bloc of the Church, and the "why" of it.  I've thought about this a lot over the years.

This is why I think that the early church was a lot more pure.  All the power wasn't yet drawn up into the hands of those who saw all the possibility of this developing cash cow.  They were tasked with ministering to the Charismatics, or Prophets if you will, and instead, the ministers fell in love, with the do-ray-me.

Charismatics, like, Saint Teresa of Avila, were routinely charged with Heresy.  She wasn't, because she had some powerful protectors, who hadn't quite sold out to the Inquisition.  These were Protectors who remembered that Jesus himself said to his early disciples that they would do even greater things because He had come.

What happened was sad, and a free for all as the recognition that power and wealth were building within this new social dynamic.  And, they chose, "a way to make money".  This is the Navajo saying about the definition of Evil, echoing, perhaps, the scripture in Timothy about love of money being the root of all evil.

From Timothy:

"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

I started trying to piece my argument together after a question in Sunday Stealing this week reactivated an almost life long search for truth about what had happened.  This is just one of the pages I've found today, and I'll share it:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/2009/january/signs-and-wonders-charismatic-power-of-early-christianity.html

Oddly, some of Charismatic Churches, or the Evangelicals, are caught up in this, too.

We are living with that early betrayal, and suffer sorrow from it to this day.

And, Dr. Preston Sprinkle weighs in.

https://relevantmagazine.com/god/church/4-ways-modern-church-looks-nothing-early-church

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