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Perhaps in an effort to distance themselves from 34 The Pentecostal Movement Parham, other leaders began to describe themselves as Pentecostal more than Apostolic. Eventually, the term “Apostolic” came to be used primarily for Oneness Pentecostals. In particular, it is the preferred term among Oneness groups that are predominately black or Hispanic. Florence Crawford (1872-1936), an Azusa Street member in 1906, started the Apostolic Faith Mission in Portland, Oregon, in 1908 as a rival organization to Seymour’s.

At Azusa Street, 54 The Finished Work Controversy for example, sinners often repented and then immediately received the Holy Ghost. Some were filled with the Spirit immediately after having demons cast out of them. The Apostolic Faith published accounts of people who were saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost all in one service. For more and more people, the theory of three crisis experiences did not fit the reality of what happened to them. Second, many of the men who became leaders in the Pentecostal movement after 1910 did not come from a Wesleyan-Holiness background.

31 Another article testified of two women who discarded their jewelry after being convicted by the Spirit, and it concluded, “So the Spirit has been working in harmony with the Word, teaching His 33 A History of Christian Doctrine people how to dress according to the Bible. Gold watches, rings, etc. ”32 Seymour admonished, “O beloved, after you have received the light, it is holiness or hell. 34 Parham felt that the worship manifestations were excessive, however, and overly influenced by blacks.

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