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A Pivotal Moment In Time “Called Out of Obscurity” (I Cor. 1:26-29). Presented By Dr. Marlene Groomes C.A.P.P MDC/Homestead Campus School Of Arts and Science. Back to the Future “ The Event that Shook the World”.
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Dr. Marlene Groomes C.A.P.P
School Of Arts and Science
68th Top Event of the Millennium
1877 - 1960, Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-Black laws. It was a way of life. African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens; it was the legitimization of anti-Black racism.
Even many Christian ministers/theologians taught that Whites were the Chosen people, Blacks were cursed to be servants, and God supported racial segregation. Craniologists, eugenicists, phrenologists, and Social Darwinists, taught the belief that Blacks were innately intellectually and culturally inferior. Politicians gave speeches on the great danger of integration: the mongrelization of the White race.
1903 -- Ford sold first automobile
1905 – Einstein's Theory of Relativity
The Leader and His Legacy
“Revival is like a fire that is carried by the wind—its sparks will ignite the dry wood in every direction it blows”.
“A man - ahead of his times and bigger than his is environment”
released to start a “negro” work in California.
Azusa St. Committee
Prayer meetings on Bonnie Bray
“We are on the verge of the greatest miracle the world has ever seen." –William J. Seymour
Some factors make this movement significant in large cultural terms:
Lakewood Church is a megachurch of 30,000 adult in Houston, Texas
“The impact from this small seed is continuing. Through this Pentecostal Revival and subsequent Charismatic Renewal more ministers, missionaries, churches have been planted, and people brought to salvation than any other movement in church history. Soon the numbers of those impacted will eclipse all other religious movements put together.”
Yoido Full Gospel Church – Seoul Korea 800,000 members
Largest church in the world
“Pentecostals/Charismatics- Segments of Christianity which believe in and experience the dynamic work of the Holy Spirit including supernatural demonstration of God’s power, with dynamic and participatory worship and zeal for evangelism.” (Ma,2004)
“Don’t let your perceived limitations define you.”
“Those who look to the past, find the future.” (Joyner, 2001)