wikiHow to Become a Pentecostal Christian

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Pentecostalism is a form of evangelical Christianity that believes in the Bible as inspired by God. The main objective of a Pentecostal Christian is to trust Jesus Christ as the only Savior and way to heaven, thus be "born again", seek baptism of the Holy Spirit and follow God.


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    Read the Bible and pray asking God to guide you in by the Bible. Although it's not compulsory it might be a good idea to pray with a Pentecostal as they would hopefully be able to help. Ask God for forgiveness for all of your sins, and study His word (possibly, keep a journal/notebook of your studies). Pentecostals believe that prayer is a person's way to talk to God, and that "rightly dividing" the Word of Truth (The Bible) -- and so, measuring out its meanings correctly, is your final authority for answering all doctrinal questions. Intuition, leadings, callings must align with the scriptures of the Bible.
    • Say the prayer in Ephesians 1:16-23 for wisdom and revelation for yourself.
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    Learn about Christianity, particularly the beliefs of the Pentecostal church, which actually has countless different groups worldwide.
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    Compare the doctrinal beliefs with the Bible, or be prepared to find out more and consider it with an open mind. Pentecostals take a great deal of their core beliefs from the book of Acts which depicts the early church as it began from scratch a Jerusalem. The first two chapters of Acts are especially pertinent as that tells of the establishment of the Church upon the day of Pentecost.
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    Find your local Pentecostal church (Assembly of God, Pentecostal Church of God, Pentecostal, Revival Centers Intl.) by looking in your phone book. Call the church for service times.
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    Meet the Pastor.
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    Attend a service and participate in the service. Pentecostal services are participatory occasions.
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    Live a life guided by the Bible.
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    Follow the teachings of Jesus. The Holy Spirit was promised by Jesus: He said, "I must go away. If I do not go away the Holy Spirit will not come." He said, "I will send the Holy Spirit that He may comfort and guide you, and He shall be with you forever."

True Christian doctrine!

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    Notice that it's quite fundamental Christian doctrine of the apostle Paul!. "Be filled with the Spirit"(Ephesians 5:18)
    • And the early Church prayed for others to receive the Holy Spirit in Acts 8:15.
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    See what Jesus taught, "You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth"(Acts 1:8)


  • Be prepared for a church service full of music, joy, and hardcore preaching.
  • Bring a Bible.
  • Get involved in church functions to get to know people better.
  • It is not odd or strange to follow the Bible; the Pentecostal blessing and fruits of the Holy Spirit and gifts of the Holy Spirit are clearly expressed and intensely important in the Bible, but were explained without much detail.(Acts 2 explains "The Day of Pentecost" clearly.)
  • The specific verse from Scripture where the 9 fruits of God's Holy Spirit are given is this verse:
    "But the fruit of the Spirit is "love, joy, peace, longsuffering[1], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control". (Galatians 5:22)
  • "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:17) This is communion and communication with God. "You are the Holy God who inhabits the praises of Israel/his people." (Psalm 22:3)


  • Occasionally Pentecostals, like others, can be judgmental toward others, but don't let that get to you. Be forgiving, have mercy, and express love towards them. No one is perfect. At the same time don't be afraid to give your point of view. In the first couple of chapters in the book of James it says that a church should show no partiality based upon outward appearance. The Bible also teaches that all have sinned and all have fallen short of the Glory of God and that nobody is better than you. If you're in a church which places some people in higher value than others then that is wrong.
  • Pentecostals believe that there is an evil side to the world (ex. hell, devil) .
  • In some churches it is expected that women should be modest, in accordance with the Word of the Lord (Bible) and wear skirts or dresses, no jewelry (no outward adornment), no makeup (natural beauty from God), and the women aren't to cut their hair (see I Corinthians 11:1-15) and men should wear clean cut haircuts and nicely fitted clothes. Basically very conservative. Not all Pentecostal churches follow these guide lines.
  • On the day of Pentecost the Baptism of the Holy Spirit was also referred to as being filled (Acts 2:3) Spirit poured out (Acts 2:17) and receiving the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:33).
  • Pentecostals are strong in the infilling of the Holy Spirit, physical healing, revelations and vocal gifts.
  • Several (not all) Pentecostal churches are serious about finding new converts, even within Christianity, and leading them "into receiving the Holy Spirit." These churches believe that the outward sign of rebirth and salvation for every believer is speaking in tongues, otherwise known as the Holy Ghost.

Things You'll Need

  • Bible
  • A notebook (optional)

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