from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or occurring at Pentecost.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being any of various Christian religious congregations whose members seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit, in emulation of the Apostles at Pentecost.
- n. A member of a Pentecostal congregation: "Pentecostals rejected the belief of many fundamentalists that . . . God had ceased to reveal himself to man” ( John B. Judis).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to Pentecost
- adj. of, or relating to a Christian religious movement that emphasizes the Holy Spirit
- n. a member of a Pentecostal church
- n. An offering formerly made to the parish priest, or to the mother church, at Pentecost.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Pentecost or to Whitsuntide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Pentecost; occurring or happening at Pentecost: as, the pentecostal gift of tongues; pentecostal offerings.
- Offerings formerly made at Pentecost or Whitsuntide by parishioners to their priest, or by inferior churches to the mother church, etc. Also called Whitsun-farthings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or occurring at Pentecost
- n. any member of a Pentecostal religious body
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of any of various Pentecostal religious bodies or their members
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If you notice, I studiously avoided using the term Pentecostal in my review.
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A pastor visiting from Kiambu, Kenya named Thomas Muthee who gained fame within Pentecostal circles by claiming that he defeated a local witch, Mama Jane, in a great spiritual battle, blesses Sarah Palin.
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Central Florida is in the middle of the boom in Hispanic Pentecostal growth because of the influx of Puerto Ricans and immigrants from countries such as Nicaragua, Honduras and the Caribbean, where Pentecostalism has flourished for decades.
England 'aving what they call Pentecostal visitations. "
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CFGC should be disqualified as an endorsing agency because of its repeated denigration of all other religions and Christian denominations that aren't Charismatic or Pentecostal, which is completely contrary to Department of Defense Instruction Number 1304.28.
I was raised Pentecostal, which is one of the most extreme denominations of Christianity that exists.
He called the Pentecostal churches in question "fundamentalist" and said that their view of human origins "far from the mainstream".