Pillar of Fire Church: Pillar of Fire Church, Alma Bridwell White, Zarephath, New Jersey, Branford Clarke, the Ku Klux Klan in Prophecy

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General Books, 15.08.2011 - 26 Seiten
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Pillar of Fire International, Alma Bridwell White, Zarephath, New Jersey, Branford Clarke, Alma White College, Heroes of the Fiery Cross, The Ku Klux Klan In Prophecy, The Good Citizen, Arthur Kent White, Alma Heights Christian High School, Arlene White Lawrence, Alma Heights Christian Schools, Westminster Castle, Klansmen: Guardians of Liberty, WAWZ, Kathleen Merrell White, Ray Bridwell White, Donald Justin Wolfram, Somerset Christian College, Robert Barney Dallenbach, WAKW, Belleview College, KPOF. Excerpt: The Pillar of Fire International is a Christian organization founded in Denver, Colorado in 1901 by Alma White, with headquarters in Zarephath, New Jersey. The Pillar of Fire was originally incorporated as the Pentecostal Union, but changed its name to distance itself from Pentecostalism in 1915. While the Pillar of Fire is Methodist in doctrine, Alma White and her followers believed that the Methodist Church had become corrupt. Alma White and the members of the Pillar of Fire dedicated themselves to holiness in the Wesleyan tradition. Adherents were referred to as "holy rollers," and "holy jumpers," because of their religious frenzy. Following the death of the founder, under the leadership of her son, Arthur Kent White, the religious fervor declined, and the emphasis on outreach evangelism and church planting ended, and the organization branches in America fell from a high of around 52 to the current 6. Today the Pillar of Fire has branches in Zarephath, New Jersey; Denver, Colorado; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Los Angeles, California and Pacifica, California. It primarily operates four ministry focuses: local church, radio, education, and missions. The Pillar of Fire name comes from Exodus 13:21-22 which states: "By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pi...

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