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by Glen Stassen,Paul Alexander

  • ISBN: 1931038589
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Glen Stassen,Paul Alexander
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cascadia Publishing House (January 15, 2009)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1326 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Paul Alexander's book "Peace to War" is a devastating indictment on the growing militarism in the Assemblies . It is my belief that the Assemblies of God has sold its birthright (Zech 4:6), and Paul Alexander chronicles exactly how that happened.

Paul Alexander's book "Peace to War" is a devastating indictment on the growing militarism in the Assemblies of God denomination. In the book, Alexander meticulously details the pacifism of the early pentecostals and how the first few decades of the Assemblies of God's existence was marked by a belief in conscientious objection to war as the ideal. I believe we traded our prayer/spiritual warfare weapons in for weapons of physical warfare and nationalistic idolatry.

By: Paul Alexander, Glen Stassen. Once the Pentecostal peace witness extended throughout the movement and around the world-but was eventually muted and almost completely lost in the American Assemblies of God. This book tells the story of that shift

By: Paul Alexander, Glen Stassen. This book tells the story of that shift.

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Paul Alexander, Glen Stassen. This book, which is "gripping, powerful, and prophetic," says Amos Yong, tells the story of that shift. The antiwar, Christian, pacifist sentiments of the Assemblies of God that Alexander describes. juxtaposed in close proximity to their pro-war and anti-pacifist passion and identification with America.

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Peace to War: Shifting Allegiances in the Assemblies of God. By Paul Alexander. Henry Smith Series. Volume 9. Telford, P. Cascadia, 2009. Recommend this journal. Henry. In the six categories for which books published outside of the province were eligible, the only homemade winner was Stan Persky for The Short Version: An ABC Book (New Star). Advertisers in this issue. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg Prizes. patients received Engystol N while others took a placebo. Accepting the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize on behalf of Persky, who was in Berlin, his usually talkative publisher Rolf Maurer told an audience of nearly 400 people at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver, Gosh.

Paul Alexander, Peace to War: Shifting Allegiances in the Assemblies of God. Foreword by Glen Stassen. C. Henry Smith Series, vol. 9. Telford, PA: Cascadia Publishing/Herald Press, 2009. Martin Mittelstadt, "Pentecostal Charismatic Peace Fellowship. Encyclopedia of Religion and Social Justice. Stanley Burgess and Michael Palmer, eds. New York, NY: Routledge, 2008. Matthew T. Lee, Margaret Poloma, and Stephen Post, The Heart of Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Once the Pentecostal peace witness extended throughout the movement and around the world-but was eventually muted and almost completely lost in the American Assemblies of God. This book, which is "gripping, powerful, and prophetic," says Amos Yong, tells the story of that shift. "The antiwar, Christian, pacifist sentiments of the Assemblies of God that Alexander describes . . . juxtaposed in close proximity to their pro-war and anti-pacifist passion and identification with America . . . is simply striking," comments J. Denny Weaver, in the C. Henry Smith Series Editor's Foreword. The implications, observes Cheryl Bridges Johns, Professor of Christian Formation and Discipleship, Church of God, "are worth examining by all traditions asking, 'Will our children have faith?' At the same time, mentions Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Religion, Harvard Divinity School, Alexander's narrative "suggests that Pentecostals may yet reclaim this invaluable element of their heritage."

Comments

Umor Umor
I wish this book was mandatory reading for every Assemblies of God minister. Oh, how the AG has abandoned the counter-cultural center of the gospel of love when they capitulated to cultural acceptance and abandoned the call to love their enemies.
Braendo Braendo
Book was good. It took month to get here. Don't know why. Joe Pyott
Golkis Golkis
Paul Alexander's book "Peace to War" is a devastating indictment on the growing militarism in the Assemblies of God denomination. In the book, Alexander meticulously details the pacifism of the early pentecostals and how the first few decades of the Assemblies of God's existence was marked by a belief in conscientious objection to war as the ideal.

Perhaps the most soul-stirring section of the book is when Alexander describes the suffering that many of the early pentecostal conscientious objectors faced under Woodrow Wilson's repressive tactics that are absolutely incompatible with modern notions of democratic ideals. The length that Wilson went to silence pacifist voices is truly shocking by today's standards.

Perhaps the greatest lesson in the book that I took away is how easy it is for an officially pacifist denomination to do an entire 180 over such a short period of time. For this reason, I think that "Peace to War" should be read by every single Mennonite, Quaker, or Church of the Brethren member. Alexander lays out exactly how the original peace witness was lost. Without giving too much away, I'd like to point out two culprits that eventually became the death knell of pacifism in the Assemblies of God, "conscience clause" and "army chaplaincy program."

Aaron D. Taylor, author of Alone with A Jihadist: A Biblical Response To Holy War
Velan Velan
I would venture to say that if John Wesley were to preach in most Methodist churches today, he would be thrown out. If John Calvin were to preach in most Presbyterian churches, the same would happen. Ditto with Roger Williams in most Southern Baptist churches.

Would the same true to early pentecostal leaders? Absolutely, particularly on this issue.

Give any religious movement enough time (often no more than 100 years), and it often becomes the opposite of what it was founded to be. One can attribute this to what C.S. Lewis called "chronological arrogance," or other sociological phenomena (I grew up in the Assemblies of God being taught how to mock the 'C.A. Chorus').

It is my belief that the Assemblies of God has sold its birthright (Zech 4:6), and Paul Alexander chronicles exactly how that happened. I believe we traded our prayer/spiritual warfare weapons in for weapons of physical warfare and nationalistic idolatry. We traded our understanding of the spiritual dimensions of the New Covenant for 'Old Testament Christianity' (which is really an oxymoron).

If Donald Gee, Frank Bartleman and others were alive today, they would be shocked and ashamed at what the Azusa Street revival has produced in America. Bartleman would probably be quite blunt and might even charge us with apostasy.

I know Paul Alexander and count him as a dear brother, though I may not agree on what he believes is the remedy to the status quo (that is not included in this book--the book is almost purely history, including some very interesting contemporary history). I believe the answer is a reunderstanding of what 'our weapons' truly are (2 Cor. 10:4).

Please read this book to understand what has happened to us in the past 100 years. You may need to be prepared to repent. We don't hold a candle to the moral courage and spiritual commitment of those early pentecostals, including being willing to be imprisoned for their commitment to fight God's way, not man's. God help us.