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Holiness Churches

This Pentecostal Christian denomination was founded in 1911 in the United States as a renewal movement within American Methodism. It soon became trans-denominational. By the third quarter of the century it was international.

The movement is distinguished by its emphasis on John Wesley's Christian perfection or perfection of love teaching which is the belief that it’s possible to live free of voluntary sin, and particularly by the belief that this may be accomplished instantaneously through a second work of grace.

The Holiness movement has spawned many denominations all around the world, many of which are small, due, in part, to its strong emphasis on the disciplined life. According to the Christian Holiness Partnership (CHP), the movement is now spread in some 160 nations. Some four million adherents are in North America, three million in Africa, and four million in Asia. One of the largest Holiness churches in the world is the Korea Evangelical Holiness Church with a million members. The combined membership of all Holiness denominations in Korea is three million. The Japanese Holiness Church founded in 1917 was a persecuted, confessing church during World War II. Some 130 believers were imprisoned for refusal to submit to the radical nationalism of the period.

Scholarly works about the movement include Melvin E. Dieter's The Holiness Revival of the Nineteenth Century, 2nd edition (Lanham, MD and London: Scarecrow, 1996), and Historical Dictionary of the Holiness Movement edited by William C. Kostlevy, in the Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements series, No. 36 (Scarecrow, 2001).

The total number of adherents to the Holiness movement is about 12 million. Believers for the most part are committed participants in church life. Twenty-one denominations cooperate in the Christian Holiness Partnership, and hundreds of independent congregations and local churches belong to denominations which are not officially identified as members.

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EVENTS THIS WEEK Billups Grove Baptist Church: 5720 Lexington Road. Women's day celebration Sunday. The guest speaker will be Minister Denise Brightwell. All women are asked to wear red. The church will celebrate its male chorus anniversary 2:30 p.m.
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:20:12 -0700
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When two men - James and Oscar - entered the New Haven Congregational Holiness Church in Hall County in August, the worshippers became alarmed when the men began raising their hands in the air, then bowing to the floor.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:13:29 -0700
-Coptic Orthodox Pope, Tawadros II, Visiting Calgary
CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church of Calgary is proud to announce the visit of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and the See of St. Mark. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II is visiting Calgary during his 30-day tour of Canada on Wednesday, September 17th. The Pope has been travelling coast-to-coast, visiting more than 54 Coptic Orthodox churches in ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:40:00 -0700
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Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:28:35 -0700
-New food bank opens in James City
Hattie Norvell, left, and Violet Kelly work at stocking a new James City food bank called Feeding With Love housed in the Undenominational Pentecostal Holiness Church of James City.
Publ.Date : Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:02:59 -0700
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Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:16:11 -0700
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Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:36:44 -0700
-Catholicos Aram I urges Armenians to unite, demand justice from Turkey
His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy and addressed the faithful at the Church of the Holy Cross in Washington, DC.
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:56:58 -0700
-PM meets with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark tour the new St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Markham
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:14 -0700
-Williams Chapel to hold Convention and Assembly
Williams Chapel Holiness Church will host their General Convention and Assembly September 24 - September 28, 2014. There will be three sessions a day at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Various speakers will be there during the week. Bishop Clyde Fowler Sr., pastor, invites all.
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:55:50 -0700
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