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Old 01-01-2008, 01:01 AM
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The Pentecostals of ........(Arrogance)?

Has anyone considered the arrogance of placing on your church sign...
"THE PENTECOSTALS OF TIMBUKTU (OR ANY OTHER CITY)" unless...

You are indeed the only Pentecostals in that city.

You don't want or forsee anyone else ever starting another Pentecostal church in your city.

I really don't mean this to appear mean spirited toward those who already call their churches by this title.

I just wonder how other Pentecostal churches in those cities feel?

I can understand "The Pentecostals of Main Street (or some neighborhood)" but to make the statement that you are indeed "THE PENTECOSTALS OF NEW YORK CITY!" I don't understand it.
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Kinda like "Assemblies of God". Does that imply your are the ONLY assembly for God?

I see what you're saying tho.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:08 AM
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PastorD, Have you ever seen a local church sign that said, "THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD PEOPLE OF PHILADELPHIA," or, "THE BAPTISTS OF DALLAS," or "THE METHODISTS OF PHOENIX"?
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Nope, but I don't think I needed to have seen any of those signs to make the point.

Relax . . . I said I was seeing where you were coming from. Remember you have been fighting with Phil not me.

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Nope, but I don't think I needed to have seen any of those signs to make the point.

Relax . . . I said I was seeing where you were coming from. Remember you have been fighting with Phil not me.


Phil and I have made up.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:19 AM
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aw....cool. It's a new year!
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PastorD, Have you ever seen a local church sign that said, "THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD PEOPLE OF PHILADELPHIA," or, "THE BAPTISTS OF DALLAS," or "THE METHODISTS OF PHOENIX"?
what difference does it make?

The Pentecostals of
The Assemblies of God of
The church of God of

They are all exclusive terms...but I don't think the AOG believes only THEY are the assemblies of God, nor the Church of God..

Would you be happy if they changed their church name to "Some Pentecostals of Pheonix"?
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That would be more truthful.
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I kinda see your point, but just don't really see it being a meritable debate.
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Has anyone considered the arrogance of placing on your church sign...
"THE PENTECOSTALS OF TIMBUKTU (OR ANY OTHER CITY)" unless...

You are indeed the only Pentecostals in that city.

You don't want or forsee anyone else ever starting another Pentecostal church in your city.

I really don't mean this to appear mean spirited toward those who already call their churches by this title.

I just wonder how other Pentecostal churches in those cities feel?

I can understand "The Pentecostals of Main Street (or some neighborhood)" but to make the statement that you are indeed "THE PENTECOSTALS OF NEW YORK CITY!" I don't understand it.
Well, one of my brothers pastors a church in a small town I call "Mayberry, USA." One gas station, their one and only grocery store just closed, a drug store, pizza joint, and a few other things...

The name on their church sign is First Pentecostals of Virden, and since they are the only Pentecostal church in Virden, I guess he is not arrogant, eh?!

More nitpicking, IMHO...oh well...
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