Historical and ecclesiological origins of the movement of Christians of the gospel faith





ecclesiology, Pentecostalism, Evangelical Faith Christians, mission


The article analyzes the components of the ecclesiological models of the 18th-first third of the twentieth century, which influence the formation of the church's teaching in the movement of evangelical Christians of faith. The author shows that, in spite of the desire to transfer the model of the New Testament church life to real reality, the Pentecostals inherited certain elements of the theological theology of religious predecessors. Spiritual Christianity movements have created mystical communities with charismatic leadership, high ethical standards and sublime ecclesiastical services. Pentecostalists used the Baptist emphasis on holiness and the structure of the local community with the baptism for the water for adults, and also the priesthood of all believers according to spiritual gifts shown by the movement of evangelical Christians.

Christians of the evangelical faith of the 20's seek to maintain a balance in the tense relationship between form and freedom, ritual and charisma, organization and movement, and this is to some extent resorted to through the missionary emphasis of the existence of communities and allied institutions. They are cautious about trying to define the church in terms of form and structure, fearing that such systematization will lead to spiritual stagnation and the church will cease to perform the function of preaching the gospel prescribed by God in the power of the Spirit. The central component in the formation of the ecclesiology of Heaven is the New Testament doctrine, its ideas, models and metaphors, as well as elements of the doctrine of the Church of the religious predecessors.

Author Biography

Mykhaylo Mokiyenko, Center for Religion Studies of National Pedagogical University named after M. P. Dragomanov

senior Researcher


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How to Cite

Mokiyenko, M. (2018). Historical and ecclesiological origins of the movement of Christians of the gospel faith. Skhid, (1(153), 121–126. https://doi.org/10.21847/1728-9343.2018.1(153).127540