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THE LAMP-STAND; An Illustrated Pentecostal Theology

I.  THE LAMP-STAND MODEL

A.  CONSTRUCTION

            1. The Kingdom of God as Witness & Redemption

            2. The Comma Johanneum; The Model for Witness

            3. The Witness/Redemption Corollaries

            4. Relational Aspects

B.  PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION

            1. Lamp-Stand as a Type Associated with Restoration

             2.  RESERVED         

             3.  The Structure of Redemption Rather than Formula

C.   THE FULCRUM

           1.  The Fulcrum of God’s Power Identified as the Cross of Jesus Christ

            2.  The Yield of the Fulcrum as Resurrection

            3.  The Spirit-Baptized Directed Into the Fulcrum of God’s Power

            4.  Pentecostal Sanctification at the Fulcrum

II.  APPLICATION TO REFORMED & EVANGELICAL THEOLOGY

A.  REFORMATION

            1.  Doctrinal Rediscovery of the Kingdom of God

            2.  Restoration of the Written Truth

            3.  Politics of Reformation

B.  QUAKERISM; Faltering Beginnings of Christian Mysticism

            1.  The Mystical Wanderer

            2.  George Fox & Early Quakerism

            3.  An Assessment of the Fox Ministry

            4.  Post-Fox Quakerism

C.  AWAKENINGS OF EVANGELICALISM

            1.  The Great Awakening

            2.  Jonathan Edwards; “A Divine and Supernatural Light”

             3.  Awakening’s Secular Antithesis in the Enlightenment

D.  WESLEYAN-METHODISM

            1.  Repairing the Theology of Sanctification

            2.  The Wesleyan Effort Toward a Pneumatology

3.  RESERVED

            4.  Application to Christian Perfection

E.  PRESBYTERIAN-PENTECOST

             1.  Events in Scotland & the Heresy of Edward Irving

             2.  Trials of Edward Irving & Lessons Learned as to Spiritual Delusion

F.  HOLINESS MOVEMENT

            1.  Phoebe Palmer’s Altar Theology

III.  APPLICATION TO  PENTECOSTAL THEOLOGY

A.   THE PENTECOSTAL RENEWAL

            1. Topeka & the Re-Advent of Tangible Experience

            2.  Azusa Street Revival

             3. The Essential Doctrine of Pentecost;  Initial Evidence

             4. Holiness Rejection of Pentecost

             5. The Unresolved Doctrinal Controversy; “Second Work” vs. “Finished Work”

6.  The Second Work as Nicolaitan Error

                       a.  Author’s Testimony of Baptism & Contact with Second Work Doctrine

                        b.  Genesis of the Second Work Doctrine

ii.   Wesleyan/Holiness-Movement’s Misconstruction of the Baptism

iii.  Holiness-Misconstruction; Pentecostal Second Work Doctrine

                      c.  The Legalist-“Gospel”

i.    The Detested Doctrine of the Nicolaitans

ii.   Doctrine as of Contrasting-Character to the Teaching of Balaam

iii.  Contrastive-Aspect of Gospel-Apostasy

iv.  Legalistic-Gospel as Opposite-Error

                          d.  Nicholas of Antioch

i.    Nicholas of Antioch as Namesake of the Nicolaitan Sect

ii.   Nicholas, a “Proselyte”

iii.  Particular-Error Associated with Antioch

iv.  Nicolaitanism as Precise Concept

v.  Second Work as Modern Corollary to First Century Judeo-                                                        Pentecostal Error

                     e.  Underlying-Cause; The Mis-Designation of Experience

i.     Wesleyan-Pentecostals as Situated with First-Century Judeo-                                                    Pentecostals

ii.    Misnaming Experience

iii.   Allegorical Meaning of Circumcision

iv.   The Instantaneous-Sanctifying-Event in Jerusalem

v.    The Instantaneous-Reprobating-Event in Jerusalem

                      f.  Distinguishing the Principle of Pentecost from Circumcision

                                      i.   Faith as the Only Prerequisite to the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

ii.  Pentecost as Entry-Point Rather Than Culminating Event

iii. Forgiveness vs. the Putting Away of Sin

iv. The Pentecostal Second Work in Light of the Lamp-Stand Model

v.  Abraham as Symbolizing Distinction Between Faith’s                                                                    Justification & Circumcision

vi.  The Sin Nature Contemplated at Pentecost

                  g.  Nicolaitan Error as the Non-Subordination of Circumcision

i.   The Universal-Principle that is Pentecost

ii.  The Baptism in the Holy Spirit Not Equivalent to Salvation

iii. Circumcision as Vital & Yet Subordinated Principle

iv. The Proper Orientation to the Baptism in the Holy Spirit; Faith

v.  The Baptism in the Holy Spirit as Justification’s Free Gift

vi. The Cross as the Principle Nullifying All Others, Including                                                           the Principle of Circumcision

7.  Finished Work Doctrine as an Incomplete Pentecostal Theology

                       a. Pentecostal Election of the Finished Work

                        b. Wesleyan Holiness Baby in the Second Work Bathwater

                       c.  Durham’s Over-Extended Refutation of Wesleyan Holiness                                        Teaching

                        d.  Testing Durham’s Per Se Disavowal of a Second Work

                        e.  The Witness of Durham’s Personal Testimony

                        f.   Evangelistic Message vs. Plan of Redemption

                      g.  Consequence of a Disordered Theology

8. The Declension of Pentecostal Holiness

                      a.  The Foursquare Gospel of Aimee Semple McPherson

                      b.  The Sure Work of Christ

B.  THE LATTER RAIN

            1.   RESERVED

            2.   F. F. Bosworth’s Rejection of Initial Evidence

            3.   William Branham; a Pentecostal Assessment of His Ministry

            4.   Franklin Hall

            5.   The Waxing & Waning of the Movement

            6.   The Manifested Sons of God

C.  CHARISMATIC RENEWAL

            1. RESERVED    

            2. Departure from the Pentecostal Teaching

            3. Catholic Charismatic Renewal

4. RESERVED

            5.  The Mysticism of Doctrinal Declension

D.  POSITIVE CONFESSION

1. RESERVED

2. RESERVED

3.  The Genuine Positive Confession

                    a.  The Real Faith; The Testimony of Dr. Charles Price

                    b.  The Genuine Positive Confession; A Salvation to be Revealed

4.  RESERVED

5.  RESERVED

             6.  Sowing & Reaping by a False Gospel

IV. APPLICATION TO “THIRD WAVE” PARADIGM

A.  JESUS MOVEMENT

B. SIGNS & WONDERS MOVEMENT

C. DISPENSATIONALISM

D. CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

           6.  The Mysticism of a Naturalistic Orientation to the Covenant

E.  PROPHETIC MOVEMENT  

1.  Joel’s Army

                    b.  Contextual Study of Joel’s Army

2.  Signs & Wonders Miscontruct

V.  ASSOCIATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE LAMP-STAND MODEL

A..  THE PASSOVER/ WITNESS OF THE HOLY GHOST COROLLARY

1.  RESERVED

B.  THE TRUMPETS/ WTINES OF THE SPIRIT COROLLARY

1.  The Trumpet Call of God

a.  RESERVED

2.  The Principle of Belief

                       a. Signs & Wonders as Means of Believing

                       b. The Miracle of Belief

3.  The Gospel Spirituality

                       a.  Discerning the True Agency of the Spirit of God

                        b.  Worship in Truth as Procurement of the Knowledge of God

                        c.  The Path of Unknowing

             4.  RESERVED

5.  Resonance & Dissonance

                      a.  Agreement with, & Unity Within the Spirit of God

                       b.  Disagreement With, & Disjunction from the Spirit of God        

C.  THE UNLEAVENED BREAD/ WITNESS OF THE WORD COROLLARY

1.  RESERVED

2.  RESERVED

               3.  The Manifestation of the True Object of the Soul’s Desire

               4.  Faithfulness; The Divine Identity

D.  THE DAY OF ATONEMENT/ WITNESS OF WATER COROLLARY

1.  RESERVED

2.  RESERVED

3.  The Waters of Noah

                            a.  Noah & the Principle of Grace

E.  THE FIRST FRUITS/ WITNESS OF THE FATHER COROLLARY

1.  RESERVED

F.  THE TABERNACLES/ WITNESS OF BLOOD COROLLARY

1.  RESERVED

                2. “Behold, My Servant Shall Deal Prudently”

                3.  The Volitional Submission of the Sacrifice

VI.  TRANSITIONAL ASPECTS OF THE LAMP-STAND MODEL

A.  MESSIAH-HEAD; THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

               1.  He Humbled Himself

               2.  Firstborn of God

               3.  RESERVED

               4.  Strength to Wrestle with God

B. MESSIAH-HEAD; THE DEATH OF CHRIST

                1.  Sin as the Reason for His Appearing

2.  RESERVED

3.  RESERVED

                4.  RESERVED

                5.  The Cross as that Enduring Foundation

C. MESSIAH-HEAD; THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

1.  RESERVED

D.  MESSIAH-BODY; WITHOUT GOD IN THE WORLD UNTO TRUMPETS

               1.  The Universal Principle of Sin 

E.  MESSIAH-BODY; TRUMPETS UNTO THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

             1. Healing of Creation

2. RESERVED

             3.  Deliverance as Gleaned from Samson’s Slaughter of Philistines

4.  Times & Seasons

                         a. Ordinances of Heaven

                         b. Seasons of the Timeless & Eternal

                         c. The Return of Those Distant, & Those Near

             5.  Impediment  to Transition; Fixation upon Earth’s Witness

             6.  Sin’s Forsaking of the Covenant; the Worship of Demons

F.  MESSIAH-BODY;  DAY OF ATONEMENT UNTO TABERNACLES

1. RESERVED

2. Release from Sin’s Bondage & Ruler-ship Over the Body

                            a. The Coming Rule of God

             3. The Sabbath Day of God

4. The Way of Holiness

                               a.  The Liberality of God unto Growth in Grace

                               b.  Faith’s Progression in Holiness

VII.  TRANSACTIONAL ASPECTS OF THE LAMP-STAND MODEL

A.  JUSTIFICATION

1.  Initial Regeneration

                         a.  Place for the Lord

2.  RESERVED

              3.  RESERVED

4. RESERVED

5. RESERVED

               6.  Doctrinal Impairments

                            a. RESERVED

                            b. The Error of Salvaging the Moral Law as Justifying

B.     SANCTIFICATION

1.  The Eternal Issue of the Soul

a.  RESERVED

                             b. The Manifestation of the True Object of the Soul’s Desire

2.  Deliverance

                             a. For the Wicked

b. RESERVED

c. RESERVED

                              d.  The Rejoicing of the Mighty Man

3.  Knowledge

                               a. The Knowledge Vital for those Awakened from the Dead

4.  Circumcision

                                a.  An Issue of the Heart

5.  RESERVED

6.  Progressive Aspects of Sanctification

                                a. Procuring from Heaven

                                b. Waiting in Preparedness

                                c. Waiting in Weakness

7.  Image

C.  GLORIFICATION  

               1.  The Fulfillment of Redemption

2.  RESERVED

                3.  RESERVED

                4. The Principle of Innocent Blood

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