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After 40 Years, this Christian Family Was Found in The Siberia Wilderness, with a 400-year-old Bible, Unaware of World Events

It was 1978, a helicopter of geologists surveying the wilderness discovered a family of six.

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Lost deep in the Russian Siberian wilderness, a family was found practicing the Christian religion utilizing a bible untainted from any modern version of the Christian bible. The discovery of this family not only proves the strength of the human spirit, but it underlines the strength of faith.

 

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What I find interesting is the similarity in the practices of this family in the wilderness and the early Oneness Pentecostal Movement, in America.

 

“Beside a stream there was a dwelling. Blackened by time and rain, the hut was piled up on all sides with taiga rubbish—bark, poles, planks. If it hadn’t been for a window the size of my backpack pocket, it would have been hard to believe that people lived there. But they did, no doubt about it…. Our arrival had been noticed, as we could see. The low door creaked, and the figure of a very old man emerged into the light of day, straight out of a fairy tale. Barefoot. Wearing a patched and repatched shirt made of sacking. He wore trousers of the same material, also in patches, and had an uncombed beard. His hair was disheveled”

 

“The old man’s name was Karp Lykov, and he was an Old Believer–a member of a fundamentalist Russian Orthodox sect, worshiping in a style unchanged since the 17th century.

 

These “Old Believer” Orthodox Christians believe the incarnate Word of God is one person in two natures, both fully divine and fully human, perfectly God (τέλειος Θεός) and perfectly man (τέλειος άνθρωπος). Throughout the ages this has been a point of contention between schismatic Christian theological factions (heterodox) and the mainstream body of Christian believers (orthodox). Christ had a divine will, or set of desires and spiritual incentives, and a human will with fleshly drives. He had a human body, human mind, and human spirit able to be tempted with sin and to suffer the same way as we would. In this way God is said to have suffered and died in the flesh of Jesus, although the divine nature is itself impassible and immortal. Orthodox Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of the Jews, the God of Israel come to be with His people, the Redeemer of the human race who saves the world from sin and its effects, the comprehensible self-revelation of the incomprehensible God, and the pre-eternal Son begotten of the Father before all ages: “the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds (æons), Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father.”[2] He is said to have been begotten timelessly as God without a mother and begotten in history as man without a father.

 

Orthodox Christians believe in the betrayal, trial, execution, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that he truly rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion. The feast of the resurrection of Christ, which is called “Easter” in Germanic languages, is known as Pascha in the Orthodox Church. This is a the Aramaic variant (the language spoken at the time of Jesus) of the Hebrew Pesach, meaning “Passover”. The resurrection of Christ is the Christian Passover. Pascha is called “the Feast of Feasts” and is considered the greatest feast of all the Church’s liturgical feasts, including the feasts of the Nativity (Christmas) and the Annunciation.

 

AGAFYA, THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE RESCUED FAMILY, IS AN OLD BELIEVER – A RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT THAT SPLINTERED FROM THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE 17TH CENTURY, ENDURED PERSECUTION BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION.
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A Oneness Pentecostal – Making a Difference

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It is true that Oneness Pentecostalism is a quandary to a lot of people. But where one finds Oneness influence there appears to be direct correlation to positive growth.

Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa with a population of 99.4 million, and population growth rate of 2.5% in 2015. One of the world’s oldest civilizations, Ethiopia is also one of the world’s poorest countries. The country’s per capita income of $590 is substantially lower than the regional average (Gross National Income, Atlas Method). The government aspires to reach lower-middle income status over the next decade.

 

The economy has experienced strong and broad based growth over the past decade, averaging 10.8% per year in 2003/04 – 2014/15 compared to the regional average of 5.4%. Expansion of the services and agricultural sectors account for most of this growth, while manufacturing sector performance was relatively modest. Private consumption and public investment explain demand side growth with the latter assuming an increasingly important role in recent years.

 

Economic growth brought with it positive trends in poverty reduction, in both urban and rural areas. While 55.3% of Ethiopians lived in extreme poverty in 2000, by 2011, this figure was reduced to 33.5% as measured by the international poverty line, of less than $1.90 per day.

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Oneness Pentecostalism, a religious movement that spawned between 1898-1906 with a handful of faithful followers, now has over 30 million members.

 

There is a glaring divide between Oneness and other forms of Pentecostalism, in that Oneness holds the dogma of the Oneness of God, and not a three-part God, better known as the Trinity; three Gods in one – God, the Father, God the Son, and God the Holyspirit. Oneness teaches that God is not divided into three Gods, but rather he is One; “Hear that the Lord your God is One.” (KJV)

 

 Like the first century Christians, the Oneness Movement started out as a small band of men and women. Largely centered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the small movement had a group of passionate leaders committed to its first century Jewish founder, Jesus of Nazareth. The early Oneness movement leaders included Frank Ewart, Glenn Cook, Garfield T. Haywood, Iranian-born Assyrian Andrew D. Urshan, and Howard A. Goss.

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Also, mirroring its 30 AD founders, the Oneness Pentecostal movement centered on a charismatic Leader, Garfield Thomas Haywood. According to Talmadge L. French in his book, “Early Interracial Oneness Pentecostalism (2014), the African American Leader, Garfield T. Haywood was its primary architect and figures most prominently into the movements history, not only as one of its leading proponents, but as its central interracial voice, as well as its most renowned leader.

 

From its obscure beginnings the flourishing movement has spread globally and have entered a mainstream of spiritual, political influence. President Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States acknowledges to coming under the influence of the Oneness Pentecostal movement, during some of his most tumultuous times, and claims to have been greatly affected by the engagement.

 

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Africa, Hailemariam Desalegn, is a Oneness Pentecostal believer.

 

“Hailemariam is from the Wolayta ethnic group of Ethiopia, an Omotic community which forms the principal population group in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region. His family belongs to the Apostolic Church of Ethiopia, a Oneness Pentecostal denomination that is not part of mainstream Ethiopian Protestant Christianity (Pentay), which believes in Trinitarianism.”

 

Ethiopia is the largest African Nation in terms of population (102,374,044) and has all the potential to be a great Nation. Let us pray that a Oneness raised leader can make a difference.

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The Pettiford’s – “Making America”

B. D and Emma Pettiford

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Bishop G. T. and Ida Haywood

 

By covered wagon, like many that entered the wild west, B. D. Pettiford and Emma Pettiford traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico from Indiana, seeking a better and healthier way of life. The year is 1915 when they arrive, and the spirit of God and the spirit of entrepreneurship kicked into full bloom. These great people were more than idle citizens of the great west, they help shape the landscape.

District Elder B. D. Pettiford founded God’s House Church. I first visited the church in 1991. Abutting the beautiful Sandia mountains, I nicknamed the place, “the church of the mountains.” It was nearly seventy four years earlier that my great grandfather, G. T. Haywood visited this same church. Bishop G. T. Haywood and District Elder Beverly Pettiford had long been friends and confidants from their early days in the State of Indiana.

In this City by the mountains, Emma Pettiford, B. D. Pettiford’s wife, founded an entrepreneur club, called “The Dorcas Club” This organization manufactured and distributed a variety of products, raising funds for ministry.

As a direct outcome of faith and entrepreneurship, God’s House Church is still a pillar in the Albuquerque landscape.

To be certain, all things are connected in God’s Universe (Oneness). Exactly one hundred years after the founding of God’s House Church, I, the heir of G.T. Haywood, will be speaking, November 27, 2016 at Victory Fellowship Church in Detroit, Michigan pastored by Thomas Livingston and where B. D. Pettiford’s heir, Omega Livingston, is First Lady.

We are all one.

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Kingdom Initiatives – Fearless Church

A scared world needs a fearless church! A troubled WORLD needs a

fearless CHURCH…   ~Pastor Jay Jones

Connect with Pastor Jay!

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Kingdom Initiatives – Clear Vision Films

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Ellington L. Ellis

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