Frank Houston on being Pentecostal

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We hold the main tenets of faith in God and believe speaking in tongues is a supernatural gift of God. Charismatics are taking the church back to real raw Christianity like it was in the first century AD. Some mainstream churches like us and others despise us. Some are jealous of our growth while others disagree with us theologically. They think we are deceived about speaking in tongues and are over-emotional in our services. We answer that we are emotional beings and we simply carry that into our services.

Frank Houston, Sydney Christian Life Centre. The Sun-Herald, 21 February 1988.

What he said in defending his church was commendable. As noted in one of the articles below, Frank Houston was disgraced when he admitted to being a pedophile. How important a figure he is, is I think questionable, knowing what he confessed to.

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2 Replies to “Frank Houston on being Pentecostal”

  1. I have a lot of respect for what God did through Frank.

    Yes he was a paedophile. From what I understand it was from his time as a minister in the Salvation Army where he had a nervous breakdown; many years previous to planting the church in Sydney. I attended the Bible college he set up in 1999 and then in 2000 it came under the leadership of Hillsong.

    I think when you consider the many people who were impacted through his ministry, the sheer number of church plants and new salvations that came out of CLC Waterloo… its not a testimony to him; rather its a testimony of God’s grace, mercy and empowering presence.

    I can clearly say this and still be horrified and saddened by his past actions.

    1. When I was praying about what Bible college to go to; I had a number of choices. Because I was with a Charismatic Anglican church at the time; I was looking at more conservative colleges to go to. Through a remarkable encounter with God; I was directed to go to the college at his church… I never have regretted it.

      I wrote a piece here; which is my take on how the church should respond to fallen brethren…

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