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Difference Between Baptist and Pentecostal

Baptist vs Pentecostal

Baptist and Pentecostal are different groups of Christianity. One can come across many similarities between the two groups but still they have certain differences. Though the Baptists and Pentecostals have the same belief with regard to Trinity, the Pentecostals are seen to lean more towards the Spirit and Baptism of Holy Spirit.

The Pentecostals are noisier when praying than the Baptists. The Baptists sing mainly hymns and pray quietly. On the other hand, Pentecostals will sing and pray loudly.

When the Baptists think that tongues and direct revelation are no more relevant, the Pentecostals still believe in things like mystical spiritual language.

The Baptists think that contemporary music is wrong and Baptist women dress very modestly. On the other hand, Pentecostal women long dresses and do not wear make-up or jewelry. They are also against watching TV or listening to worldly music.

The Baptists believe that a faith has been saved forever once someone received Jesus Christ as the Savior. On the other hand, Pentecostals believe that one can lose salvation if the faith is not kept. Pentecostals believe that a person is not saved until he has believed, immersed, and received the “gift of the Holy Spirit”. On the contrary, Baptists believe that a person is saved once he or she repents and prays. For Baptists, once saved is always saved regardless of how he lives afterwards. But for Pentecostals, it is not like that and a person should have to lead a sinless life even after one is saved. Unlike Baptists, Pentecostals allow woman to become pastors.

1. Unlike Baptists, the Pentecostals are seen to lean more towards the Spirit and Baptism of Holy Spirit.
2. The Baptists sing mainly hymns and pray quietly. On the other hand, Pentecostals will sing and pray loudly.
3. When the Baptists think that tongues and direct revelation are no more relevant, the Pentecostals still believe in things like mystical spiritual language.
4. The Baptists believe that a faith has been saved forever once someone received Jesus Christ as the Savior. On the other hand, Pentecostals believe that one can lose salvation if the faith is not kept.
5. For Baptists, once saved is always saved regardless of how he lives afterwards. But for Pentecostals, it is not like that and a person should have to lead a sinless life even after one is saved.
6. Unlike Baptists, Pentecostals allow woman to become pastors.

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  1. Baptist do allow women to become pastors. I know many! 🙂

    • LOL, this article is wrong on many points main one Pentecostals don’t allow women to be preachers that is what the Baptist people do. Dressing modestly is wearing a long skirt and a shirt down to your wrists. The Bible says that a women is not to dress like a man but yet Baptist people let women wear pants and even wear them to church. EpicFail

      • When the Bible says that a woman is not to dress like a man it is not talking about pants. The scripture that many Pentecostals quote concerning this was written some 2000 years before Christ where pants were not invented until the fourteenth or fifteenth century. Before then everyone wore a dress like robe or garment including Jesus himself. That scripture refers to cross-dressers not women wearing pants.

        • All scriptures are written under the inspiration God and God knew pants were going to be invented as a mans clothing

          • I agree let’s be realistically correct pants cause a lot of problems. if a women wears a dress could a man look at her with lots of desire, put it this way you can not look at at a women with lust if she is wearing a dress because a dress cannot hold a figure, but pants show everything curves, and causing a man eyes to wonder, pants on a women shows to much to imagine sorry that’s what i think

          • May the Lord bless and keep us in our right minds first of all I would like to add it doesn’t matter what a woman is wearing the Bible Pacific tells us we must Come as you how we are until God completely change you from the inside out we must not judge or criticize a woman or a man a woman must dress modestly the scripture say it doesn’t mean whatever she wears her body won’t be revealed but if she even wears a long shirt or a long dress itb doesn’t mean they’re more holy than anybody else as believers we must trust God to give us guidance not man in today’s society when we go up into the temple of Jesus Christ we all source of things that are not so pleasing to our eyes we see all kind of things we see women in tight clothing short skirts pants high heels alot makeup too much makeup even wearing earrings everything we can possibly think of is in the temple of God what can we do about it should we judge these people and tell them to get out of the church when we are Church.Can a pastor throw out of the house of the living God of Cause not when the word of God said we don’t have the power to judge anyone. well then we really don’t before we can look down on others we must look at our own lives too let God do the examination he looks at every hearts . the holy spirit comes in and transformers us that’s why it’s so important for people to understand the meaning of baptisms it’s about time we get it together as believers and unbelievers how can we say that a woman should not wear pants the Bible specifically said a woman should not wear a man’s garment what about the winter time should a woman wear short skirts in the snow God has the power to judge what about the man that dresses up like a woman should we say then the woman that’s dressing like a man do we judge them and put them down and close our eyes and pretend like we don’t see them the Bible tells us that we must not hate the person but hate the sin inside of them it’s important for us to read the word of God and stay in communion with the Lord Cause only him Can give us guidance . his word is not about being what others say about us just take a look at the world we live in today anything goes where does Jesus Christ supposed to bring order to over lives Jesus died on the cross for all our sins only him alone has the power to judge all of us we see a lot of things that we don’t approve of what’s happening today with men a and woman women and children Man and Man woman women these things are wrong in the sight of God but like the scripture tells us when he returns for his world he will judge every single one of us according to everything we have done in our bodies.
            Read John 14:27 do you want to know the truth Read God words see luke 2:11 see Romans 6:12-13 Romans 12:2 see about love Matthew 5: 44 -45 . 1 John 2: 15-13 continue to Read more of God’s word to the True 1john 2:15 -16 see
            James 4 : 8 see Jesus chose us see John 15:16 he told us about blessing see Matthew 5:11 let your light shine for be the world to see read Matthew 5:16 do we love God see 1 John 4: 20-21 God watches everything we do see 1 Peter 3:12 see we should know the Father voice see John 10: 27 Jesus Christ is the only way see John 3 : 16 let us Continue to pray for one other and also others too must of all our family members may God keep us in all his ways…

          • Dear Nadine I read and had to re-read your comments about the Dressing of Man and Woman according to the Bible. I found it Amazingly True and exact same way I fell. I was raised in Pentecostal Religion and I have always felt God is the Judge.

          • Thank you so much for your words, inspiration,and passion!

          • Amen and amen to that

          • I am very for giving guidelines. It’s very helpful to me for ministry

            I am Pas. Samuel

          • Truly amazed by your words, to me it is a blessing to learn this. I’ve only gone to Pentecostal church. At this present time I find myself confused. I am looking for a local church to go to with my little boy he is 8 until November. I have been listening and watching Dr. Charles Stanley from In Touch Ministries, and I absolutely love it, when I looked up his religion I got confused, although word he preaches is the same I’m used to hear, I just need to take to myself and my son to church, and now I don’t know what church to go to. Any words, or suggestions. Sorry to disturb you.

          • We’ll I would like to answer your question regarding your Pentecostal beliefs, we also listen to Charles Stanley where my daughters now have a strong Christian walk due to his teachings. We were taught in pentalcostal teachings all through our lives but have come to a place where we have moved our location and have not found a home church in two years until we attended a festival for our granddaughter an were so blessed we started to attend this first baptist church an the teachings were so inspirational to me an my family we have made this our home church, to my amazement everyone in my family are blessed with the teachings which stay in my spirit throughout the week an I see changes within us, that is the most important thing to see in us as Christians, yet you will never stop being that pentalcostal Christian within your spirit which is your spiritual relationship.

          • Hi, I read your comment and was wondering if your In the Wichita Ks area and wanted to invite you to my church. First Pentecostal church

          • AMENNNNN!!! This brought tears to my eyes! You are very blessed and May God continue his work in you right here on this earth❤️

          • I listen to what you have to say but you’re telling people to read the Bible are you in the King James Bible cuz I don’t know what you’re saying makes no sense because it says test test the spirit and see if it is of God we will be judged according to what the word of God in the King James says and that whole Bible if you really get ahold of it says without Holiness no man shall see God all these new versions are lies and can be proven that they are lies King James is the only truth and King James is the only Bible that I believe tells the truth of what God wants us to hear he says not to take from it or add to it as for the clothing nobody told me how to dress when I got genuinely saved really saved it wasn’t a once saved always saved do what you want religion it was God changed me I went home I took my makeup off because I looked in the mirror and I said oh this looks horrible and then I put a long dress on so that nobody could see me but my God the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacoband I’m sorry but you seem a little angry about the way people believe but we will be judged according to what that book says on how to live how to act how to love our brothers and sisters it says not to be conformed to the world but ve separate and be perfect as I am

          • You all may be correct, but what if the woman doesn’t own a dress, or skirt. I believe God loves us all regardless of what we are wearing. That’s why they say come as you are.

          • I totally agree! I feel that you dress decent!

          • Not only your outward appearance but also more important is inside..God changes us after we’re born again dealing with your spirit mind and soul. To be more like Christ.

          • I believe of all answers you answered it more than correctly because God has to change us and if there is no change there is no salvation only religion and yet a man be born again he will not see the kingdom of God born again is from the inside out once you’re saved he works on the outside and no one has to tell us but him and he tells us in his word how to dress how to act how to love our enemies how to forgive those that have hurt us how to be more like Jesus

          • Not only your outward appearance but also more important is inside..God changes us after we’re born again dealing with your spirit mind and soul. To be more like Christ.

          • You need to get in the altar and pray through

          • If you can’t look at a woman with pants on without lusting your a pervert..im just saying..‍♂️ and a dress is just as if not more seductive then pants especially if it’s tight..

          • That is really funny

          • Really? And I suppose the church you attend Jesus had a crew cut and army boots because God known that too!

        • 2And if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again. 3In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother’s, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself. them up again.’>4Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again. are abomination unto the LORD thy God.’>5The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:’>6If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: 7But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days. 8When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

          • Deuteronomy 22:5

          • Here is you answer. Go opposite of the World. Satan is and will always be the deceiver. Swimsuits in the early 1900 where very ugly. Right, undesirable! So! Who changed it? One piece suit, bikini, G string, now painted on clothing in England. Lucifer changed it. Not God. Spandex is sin, tight anything is sin. The Muslim women have one thing right! Clothing! The Jehovah Witness have one thing right! Training witness servants. You can see one strong Bible truth in all religions! Amazing. A woman can no be a pastor? Why. Adam failed Eve. Why? Love God first! Bible Truth! Eve sinned, Adam was to contact God and help Eve repent. Protect and know the Bible’s truth is the Man’s responsibility. The Churches main force is to teach the Husband to be the spiritual leader of the Home! Read and study as a family. Why? So God will bless them for Obedience. The Bible is full of Blessings! Full!!!! Can’t bless if there isn’t Obedience 95% of the Churches fail the family. Salvation isn’t revealed properly, adding or subtracting to the Bible’s truth ect. My mentor is The Father and The Son. I get info. God revealed truth❤️ Many, Many tears and trials When it says are Hearts are wicked and the Gate is very Narrow I knew I was is in trouble. You Hearts will lie to you without a blink. So! What are we to do? Pray, cry and study the Bible’s truth to see if your Heart is in line with the words. Repent and Become Born Again, then and only then you can interpret the Bible Words. Don’t get mad at me, My Knowledge comes from the Father and the Son only! I am to take it with Great Joy when I get attacked for this truth. That is a hard pill to swallow. But thank you for your criticism. ❤️

          • You live on cukoo bird island

          • Hey brother, amazing response. I’ve been reading and decided to repent and give my life to Christ. Unsure of a few things and have questions. After reading your review, I’d love to talk to you, if possible. Thanks

        • You are correct, I agree study the word of god.

        • Yes , that is correct! I don’t know how people don’t understand that… I think they shouldn’t use that particular scripture for the women only wearing dresses , but maybe the scripture of being separated from the world.

        • Dear Elliot I totally agree with what you are saying. Actually that has become clear more as time as passed.

        • You nailed it. Thank you so much for revealing this info to me.

      • You say allows women to wear pants ,,,,,I say shouldn’t any church close the the doors on any one person ,for any reason ,,,of course unless that person is there to hurt or harm others,,,,But never because what he or she is wearing ,,,,Our LORDS house should be open for all ,,,If you Seek our Lord you shall find our Lord ,,,,,If you knock on our LORDS door he will open it,,,,with open hands ,,,✌

        • You preach to unsaved people, you diciple them once their saved. We are not to remain as babes, but we are commands to mature spiritually. You cannot content to feed on milk, sooner or later you must be weaned and fed solid food.

        • You preach to unsaved people, you diciple them once their saved. We are not to remain as babes, but we are commanded to mature spiritually. You cannot continue to feed on milk, sooner or later you must be weaned and fed solid food.

      • Actually, my mother is a pastor and we are Pentecostal. I know many women who are Pentecostal Pastors.

        • Why would God command woman to be submissive to man? Why was authority given man over woman all animals and such. Where is the women’s place according to God and Jesus Christ?Why are women commanded to be silent in church?Question would God give power to woman after failing at the Garden of Eden? Obviously He can do what ever He pleases i agree with this but thats not the question.

          • Women,WERE to follow their husbands to congregate.not to preach to the brothers and sisters during,or dorecting the service,while congregating.or pastor,but to listen.then,when the service is over,privatelly,she can ask her husband,any question,or conversation about some topics.she may preach out in the field.two things that don’t mix,politics,and women liberation,should never be part of a religion.democracy is a religion by itself.

          • For business purposes and to lead and direct in decisions not to be left out of Hods work in the spirit! That scripture says she’s to be quiet and if she needs to know anything she’s to ask her husband! I think it’s because women are more apt to argue, make a point and can really cause discord but men are to work and provide the needs of his family just as he is to do in the church! if this scripture was meant for that purpose women would hath to ask permission what this saiyh God I. The spirit!

          • Because women are the weaker vessel and God made them that way and men to lead and bear the burdens! Women are to be submissive and be silent in the church as far as business and church order, etc! And ask their husbands at home!? Why? Because women are opinionated and will cause a ruccess and chaos if allowed to speak up about a matter!!!! Search the scriptures ask god he will reveal the meanings! The scriptures are inspired by God for day and time it applied to!

          • Wow you guys really do have a mental disease like liberals

        • Wow……. I grew up Cathloic. What I can’t wrap my head around is the laws the churches (Yes all of them). I will always be a Christian , but this is why I am no longer associated with any relegion. Some of the rules/laws don’t seem to have much to do with God. Just my lowly opinion. Not looking to offend anyone.

        • You are right, I went to an apostolic holiness church and they are Pentecostal, where women couldn’t wear pants nor jewlery and don’t own a tv and guys were all dressed up and dont own a tv and they didnt allow women to preach but I go to another pentecostal church who has two pastors (a man and a woman) and they are married and are co pastors and we come as we are, like the Scripture also says to come as you are. Women can wear pants, it’s just men needs to learn self control and look the other way if he is about to cause his eye to sin. So if all women wear skirts and dresses then how can men learn self control and integrity? Thats how i see it.

          • This “article” is loaded with tons of misinformation. You can always find fringe groups in EVERY denomination. I’m pentecostal, have a wife who dresses like a lady and not a hooker, but she wears contemporary clothing including pants, dresses, shorts, jewelry, etc… Really, whatever she feels like wearing. Pentecostals do NOT believe you “should have to lead a sinless life even after one is saved.” You don’t lose your salvation like you could lose a set of car keys, but the Bible clearly teaches that you can forfeit your salvation by walking away from grace. Breaking covenant is as serious today as it has always been. God is still a God of covenant. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
            Pentecostals do NOT believe that you must receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit in order to be saved. I do not know why one would not want to receive the Holy Spirit baptism, but it is not “required” for salvation.
            We go to movies, watch television, etc… But we do guard what we allow into our spirit as the Bible clearly teaches to do that.
            Be careful when misrepresenting a brother or sister in Christ. I seem to remember the Bible saying something about not bearing false witness against your neighbor.

      • Abby, I disagree. I am Pentecostal and I know for a fact that the Pentecostal church that my fiance used to go to, JNT, has a woman pastor, Jean Holland.

        • Hello,
          The non-traditional Pentecostal churches that I have been to have women preachers and women also wear pants, shorts, and jewelry.
          I have never seen this in a traditional Pentecostal church.

      • Sorry ,your wrong

      • Abby, I’ve been to services where the preacher is wearing shorts (or is that ok because he is a man?) I don’t realky think God cares what you are wearing as long as you are worshipping Him!

      • Baptist do not allow women to become preachers. Methodist allow women to preach. As far as dress goes either one is the same. Your comments are just to criticize baptist that is definitely not what the bible teaches. I’ve been to both churches and I believe baptist preach more from the bible.

      • Well the Baptist believe the same phony Lie trinity as the Catholic church. Read John 14:1-7 John 10:30 1 John 5:20-21 kjv and learn the Truth!

      • Exactly I sense some sort of disrespect in this article to Ben honest

      • Pentecostals allow women to become pastors, my mother is a pastor and has been for years. It’s crazy how many can talk down about religions, it makes many folks deter from choosing a way, sticking to instinct and believing in a higher power.

      • Pentecostals do allow women to preach in fact in my church women are often the ones who preach especially for special events as retreats, or conventions.

      • Um no Baptist dont I was raised as a baptist preachers son. And yes Pentecostals do as my wife is friends with a member of that church and knows of a female pastor of that faith.

      • You mentioned that Baptist allow women to become pastors, but at my Baptist church, that is not the case. I’m not 100% sure if that varies from Baptist church to another.

      • When growing up, I personally knew a Pentecostal married couple that were both preachers-both man and woman

      • What do you mean I go to a Pentecostal church and my preacher is a woman. Plus where in the 21st century America btw I’m not a liptard trup for life.

      • Debra Ann, I grew up as a Pentecostal our churches did have woman’s as pastors, many did preach I for 1 did so…. yes our beloved pastor was strict on females wearing pants I however did wear foundation due to birthmark reasons, my beloved pastor never hold any against me, we the people can not judge only god can … as long one believe in god and keep his holy word is at point no one really knows the right religion but we all go to the father thru his son Jesus, we don’t pray to statue we pray to god in heaven… as for dressing let god guide you thru his spirit god bless and stay safe

      • Actually I’ve gone to both and this article described both perfectly and correct. I’m firm Baptist and females must dress modestly and not like a man and they most definitely are not preachers. The Pentecostal church I went to had women in pants and a female preacher along with a male preacher

    • This article states that pentecostals believe that a person is not saved until he has believed, immersed, and received the “gift of the Holy Spirit”. This is incorrect information and this website does not accurately define pentecostalism!

      • It not only judging the comment, what is your opinion?

      • Read Acts 2:37-38 and you will find the plan of salvation. Repent, be baptized in Jesus name, then it says ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

        • So many people refuse to believe this verse and say it is incorrect. Thank you for sharing. The Bible clearly says in Acts 2:38 to repent and be baptized in the Name of Christ for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

          • So you are saying Jesus mis-spoke, made a mistake or lied.

            Matt 28:18-20

            18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

            19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

            20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

          • Amen and amen. He who died for our sin has spoken. I have always maintained that the children of the devil is wiser than the children of God. We spend more time beating each other up rather than joining forces with each other for the kingdom of God snakes. The
            children of the devil join forces against us. When are we going to
            be harmless as doves and wise as serpents. Arise my brothers and sisters let us pray one for the other preach the gospel to the unsaved. Mark 9:38-41 Jesus speaking to John!!!!! Please remember we are children of God, but redeemed sinners.

          • The scripture Act 2:38 doesn’t literally mean when you baptize someone with water to say ” I’ll baptize you in the name of Jesus for the remossion of sins” remission means forgiveness and when we baptize someone then we say like Jesus says Himself, “I’ll baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, Holy Spirit (the Trintiy)” we have to follow instructions what the main boss says. When you are at your job and a co worker says do this but your boss says to do that, who will you listen? So I’m saying we suppose to baptize ppl in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit like Jesus says and then our sins will be forgiven, that’s what Peter means being baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins, not literally say it when baptizing someone. I’m sorry but fact is fact, not every scripture says what it says in the Bible, there’s meaning to them or metaphor and we got to figure out what the scriptures day, the Bible isn’t meant to be read simple, it’s a complicated book but we have to ask God to help us understands, its God’s Word so his understanding surpasses ours that we are not meant to understand.

      • I was raised in the AG church.
        They do not believe any different from Baptists on salvation by asking forgiveness for ones sins, repentance and living a Christian life in accordance with the teaching of Jesus Christ. My Grandfather was a Baptist minister on my Father’s side and he agreed that the Aof G teaching on Salvation was the same as Baptist doctrine. The difference is the belief in speaking in tongues as evidence of Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Baptists see that as an erroneous belief. One does not have to be Baptised in the Holy Spirit to be saved according to the A of G. It is a gift from God not a requirement for Salvation.

        • i agree the GIFT of the Spirit with the EVIDENCE of speaking in unknown tongues does not say it’s part of salvation. it’s a gift after you repent and are baptized in the NAME of the father, son n Holy Ghost…the NAME of the father is NOT father…the n NAME of the Father and the NAME of the son is Jesus. the NAME of the hly Ghost is Jesus. that is why Pentecostals baptize Jesus instead of trinity. cos trinity is the titles. not the name. study the Word there are scriptures that cover how each of those relate to each other n is under the NAME Jesus. and wow…how did this article become about dress n women preachers? if we are looking at the minimum to do we are missing the point as Christians. the Word gives us direction in all things. from salvation, demeanor, how we carry ourselves in action speech and dress.

      • True.Trinitarian Pentecostals do NOT believe you have to have the baptism of the Holy Spirit to be saved.Scripture itself tells us this. Acts 19:1-6 explains this.This author is not educated in the Pentecostal doctrine of Trinitarian believers.

      • Totally false statement, I’ve been in the Pentecostal church for 37 yrs and yes you do have to be baptized and be filled with the holy spirit to be saved. John 3 verse 5

    • the writer has no idea of what they talking about.baptists have a dozen or more .dinominations. pentecostails over a hundred. and womens dress .varys in both.

    • Then they are not Baptist! They just say they are!! Just because a drunk say’s he’s sober enough to drive after blowing a 2.0, I don’t think I’d let them drive let alone get in the car with them!

    • The person who wrote this, is being too simple. I’m Pentecostal, and only a few times am I loud. Since I tend to pray to God, and not a person, I don’t need to pray loud. But now if God has touched me, and the joy, and I’m telling you, there is no way that a person could be quiet.When I’m in the Spirit, the idea of God coming down to me, and his presense is so alsome. The closest way for me to express it, a Rock Star has fans, some of the fans jumb up and down, just because the Rock Star looked at them. Me, God not only at me, he touch me, talks to me, and like that tells me I am his own

    • Baptist do allow women to become pastors

    • And honestly,I am a Pentecostal and there are no women pastors.

      • If there are no wemon pastors,then who is Joyce Meijer? I go to River of Life Pentecostal Church of God in Burton MI.One of our pastors is a woman. Her mother was also a pastor. Where do you people get your information?

    • Thats very true there are so many women pastors in Baptist Churches

    • These are today livin that was back in the old days how women suppose to dress . Today u can wear dress casual but not short short dress ..dress simplable That’s traditional.these are the model days . Ladies Pastor Preach just as hard as Men I am talking about Pentecostaland some bapists do not want u to speak in tongues in they church I know some .God is lookin for the Pure Heart live like God Live on each other with the right Spirit ….

      • If those who cannot control their penis how will they control the future. Stop blaming someone’s dress on whether they want to chat or not. They want to chat because you are ugly as sin itself. And the pootangpribsbly smells as well

  2. i dont believe some of that.im a baptist and i also worship at pentecostal churches.i will be honest and say pentecostals DO lean alot towards the manifestation of the holy spirit a little more than we do,but we also speak in tounges.we believe it as well.we shout and we pray openly in service with great joy and praise.and as far as believe once saved always saved,come on.OF COURSE NOT if you dont keep in the right path with God.women pastors for baptist?yes.God will use anyone who loves him for his glory.come on guys.fact facts FACTS!!!!!!!

    • what baptist church do you go to ? the one i attend if you lift your hand in praise is thought out there

      • NO the question is what Baptist church do you attend,, in a Baptist minister,, and I’ll like to speak with your pastoral board kicking people out of church

        • 1 Corinthians 14:27-28 ESV /
          If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God.

          • I’m not sure what Bible you’re reading but no where in my Bible does it say that you have to take turns speaking in tongues made it take turn speaking in tongues on the day of Pentecost so why should we now

          • 1 Corinthians 14:2

          • That chapter is speaking about order in the church and that chapter is also speaking about the GIFT of tongues like prophecy which God grants to a vessel he chooses and the sign of being baptised in the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:10.

          • Please read the whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 12 and chapter 14

          • Thanks so much i have been looking for that scripture

          • Prov 3:57 Blessed is he shooteth first and asketh questions last.

    • READ THE BIBLE!!!!!!!!!

    • im a pentecostal, but i converted from baptist awhile before. I love both but truth is that every church has it’s own doctrine. Don’t hate on them too much. It is a blessing to hear that there are alot of people who believe in the manifestations instead of tearing them to shreds. People don’t seem to realize that God never changes and he wouldn’t just disband a gift that he had given. Im a revolutionary that believes that just as in the bible, can still happen now if we have faith in it. Some people just don’t have the FAITH in those type of things, if God can heal the sick and raise from the dead even today then why can’t we speak in other tongues. I believe that if God uses them to speak to people and the blessings are real in the words then why can’t people believe it? People shouldn’t just totally knock it out of the air when they don’t even fully know.

      • Im an independant baptist. Try to be fundamental. Its not that we sont beleive in the holy spirit but rather our interpretation of what exactly happened on the day of pentacost is different from the pentacostal movement. You beleive speaking in tongues is evidence of the holy spirit but i beleive its a learned skill. To me as a baptist, the evidence of the holy spirit is to be like Christ. Having the fruits of the spirit.the pentacostals seek a rush out of serving God.

      • John 14:12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, 1 Corinthians 14:2: For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit.

    • Baptists DO believe Once Saved, Always Saved (“OSAS”). Keep in mind that Romans 3:10 says NO ONE is “good.” That includes Christians. Even Christians sin, because we are trapped in these sinful, evil bodies. Baptists believe that Salvation is gained through FAITH ALONE. NO human can worship his or her way to perfection, even one who is Saved.

    • Only one thing God commanded let the older women teach the younger women and let the older men teach the younger men women can’t be pastors, not saying they cant preach, or be Godlu but God made man head of the household and head of his church. Scripture backs this up and yes I love a woman that is of God burg they can NOT be pastors

    • That is a lie. Women are to keep SILENT in the church. The bible also speaks on “prophetesses”….It actually frowns on it. It also says the man is the head of the house….and Christ is the head of the man…..

    • I’m Baptist and I can wear anything God doesn’t care what u wear what u wear will never change God’s love for u

    • Better read the kjv bible because the Baptist church is teaching a phony trinity Lie! Just like the Catholic church have you never read john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 kjv he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son they are one !

    • So True I agree .its not once save always save not So

  3. I grew up in an assemblies of God church and still consider myself to be Pentecostal. We definitely believe in speaking in tongues, but the clothing for women thing is outdated. Since I started in church (around 1980 – I am 36), women have always been fashionable. Various lengths of dresses, pants, and now even jeans in church. All the women I knew wore make up, had their hair styled beautifully, and were just breathtaking to me as a child, even the pastors’ wives. I am welcome at my church now even with my tattoos, facial piercings, and funky colored hair. 🙂

    • The Bible says to come as you are so sure they would accept you any way that you came. Once your saved and your a totally new person and you read your Bible and you know better then you would know women are not to wear pants. Different lengths of skirt ok but they shouldn’t be above the knee showing off your legs. I’m just saying

      • I dont understand the idea that women shouldn’t wear pants. As long as they are not provocative or revealing, I personally believe it is ok. What is worse, normal, non-provocative jeans, or a short, tight, revealing dress? Pants themselves are not evil things! The way that they are worn can be bad, and that goes for all types of clothing,

        • a long time ago women didn’t wear pants. You might think well they do now. You may also think well they created individual pants for women and for men.
          as i was saying a long time ago women wore pants. later women became rebels ( gay,tomboys) . when your gay or a tomboy you want to wear what men wear. so after a women wore pants it became well knowed. women started wearing them . so you see. that’s why we don’t wear pant because their technically meant for men.

          • I am a 100% Pentecostal/Christian and first of all woman wearing pants and all that other doctrine stuff is between the pastor and his church members. If you are a member then you are expected to follow the rules (after a while being there) Doctrine is something that is NEVER to be preach, but only to be taught to “members” of the church itself. My opinion: A woman wearing pants shows her shape, details…We all know according to the word ALL mankind’s desires is of the “flesh” “lust” (born into sin) therefore when a woman walks the street showing her shape and men look at her, then she is also responsible simply because she “being a Christian” has provided something for a man to desire which he should not! Understand that the “men” looking at her, desiring her ARE NOT saved so they do not know better, BUT…She “being saved” should know that the devil will use her as an instrument to cause others to sin! If the Bible says “resist the devil & he shall flee, then why don’t we also live by “Don’t allow the devil to use you as an instrument to cause others to sin…One reason why the Muslim community has the lowest rape rate in the World ‘A man cannot desire something he cannot see. One other thing, growing up I studied the “women wearing pants” thing and yes pants are for men and men only, but a women that started working in the coal minds with men in the early 30’s if I’m not mistaken starting wearing pants and even had some designed for her to work in ‘against the law and her work orders” By the way Jesus and ALL the other men did wear a “pants type garment…underwear” under their long garment” and the women DID not! The World, Religion HAS always been opposed when it came to women wearing pants but of course just like prohibition (legalization of alcohol) Which is ALSO SIN…Pants became acceptable but with much fight and even punishment. So with this be said, wouldn’t you give up being something men desire when they see your shape (in pants) for the Lord? Or does it stick on some like a parasite??? Have a blessed night everyone. http://www.thehouroftheanointing.com 24/7 Christian Radio & TV Broadcast.

          • The Bible also states if one of your eyes cause you to sin, pluck it out! Why are these men looking, and blaming the woman for their weaknesses. This is why you see women wearing black or white sheets from head to toe, with only their eyeballs popping out, the men of their culture can’t handle themselves so they make rules for the woman so they don’t be tempted. You guys should wear sheets from head to toe too. Women are being tempted as well! These so called Baptists and Pentecostals alike need to stop it and go to God for deliverance!

          • Great point! We should be careful not to temp men( or women) with our clothing or attitudes. Also, weather women are supposed to preach or not is really not a good reason to argue I’m sure God has seen that in these times women are the head of the spiritual leading in a lot of families. And as for wearing pants well men were punished by having to work for the things they need to live and women pain of child bearing and yes being a companion to man. Men will pick about them not being equal in church or in status yet they want them to work out of the home to help the family when that wasn’t the plan as God put it in the garden. We can’t have our fruit and eat it too. People have misconstrued a womens importance in God’s eyes in my findings. I once thought he put us as beneath men I since realized that is far from the truth so that’s all I need to know is that I’m important to God and he’s important to me not whether men or women were or more important than the other one I know God loves me and pants short hair long hair dress it’s our hearts it matter what’s in them

          • Min. Carlos,
            Incidence of rape amongst Muslim women is lowest because of the burka and scarf?
            Given the tragic shackles that most Muslim women are subject to and the allowance of a Muslim man having for wives and the triple talaak (the saying of talaak or divorce thrice by a muslim husband to his wife to effect a Divorce) and the number of children most Muslim women have to bear all over the world, your statement needs revising.

            I am a Baptist out of India who believes that every Believer in essence needs to be believe in the Pentecost. I agree with your view about women being aware of the effect thier dressing has on all men.

          • I’m 56 years old , I have worn jeans since I was born, Yes I am A Tomboy !!!! I Believe in thy Lord Yeasterday,today, and Tomorrow. Everyone needs to stop all the arguments, and Live For The LORD!!!!!!!!!

      • Legalism does not save you.

      • Child, that scripture has nothing to do with “what kind of cloths you wear”, it speaks to the condition of the heart, your life, sins……

        but it does matter what you were in society and in the church as a child of God, you are a representative of Heaven and the way you dress should be as such that draws respect and decencies in your surroundings inside and outside the church. we dress for church because we want to present ourselves to the presents of God looking our “Best”, not drawing attention to ourselves but modestly that the attention goes to the one deserving it, “God”!!!

        if people really believe that the apparel does not matter in a church setting, there would most likely be G-strings, daisy dukes and all other sorts of things in such a political correct world!

        Question to ponder, if everyone around you speaks the same language, what good is it to speak in another that nobody understands? How is God glorified or is it just the person that gets the praise and congratulations for being now better than those dirty Baptist like myself that has only spoken English all my life and foolishly believe that my faith in the only begotten Son of God has saved me and not by any part of my own!

        Think about it and try not to beat yourself up if “when” you sin (yes you will sin!!), even Paul did and none of us are anywhere near his level! Ask God to forgive you and strengthen you, then move on and try to do better and it that fails, refer to the first solution:)

    • read the bible well brother our God is a jealous God and he very keen on sin Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD

    • They that lead thee cause us to err. read kjv john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 the rulers of the darkness of this world have set up phony teachers teaching lies just like the phony trinity Lie! He is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one!!

  4. I wanted to add that yes, we are a noisy church. When I have visited other denominations, it doesn’t feel like church, no hands raised, clapping, dancing, yelling out hallelujah, no speaking on tongues on one side with an interpretation shouted out from the other side. Without that, it doesn’t feel right to me.

    • Better stay away from that strange fire. read the kjv bible john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21. The flesh profited nothing. read Gal 5 kjv

  5. Depending on your TYPE of Baptist or Penticostal, there can be a huge difference. IFB are severely strict. For women & girls, no pants, no make-up, no short hair or dying your hair, no exposing your shoulders, long dresses only, no jewelry (get the picture?). An old-fashioned Pentecost is like that also. And you sing only slow hymnals & no dancing or up-beat music, even Christian music. Modern Pentecost & “Happy-Baptist” are nothing like this. In fact, they’re very opposite. I have been to 4 Baptist, 2 Penticostal, & 1 Christian, & was snubbed by all of the Baptist ones. I had no idea why, & still don’t. I would also like to know this as well, because I was raised & taught that Baptist is the most laid-back, easy-going out of all the Christian religions. The one that I went to in the 80’s snubbed me because I wasn’t a town’s-girl & were very clannish. But the other 3 had no excuse for it, so if you have any answers, share them. Right now, I’m a member of a Christian church & they welcome everyone, praise, & enjoy up-beat gospel also. Baptist seem totally different now that when I was growing up.

    • I read your posts and thought you might allow another perspective, a food for thought.
      I see GOD as having a reason for dismissing the ‘rich young ruler’ without awarding him salvation. In almost any American congregation, we can find someone like him sitting there religiously. We can also be sitting right next to an Ananias or Sapphire, (the two that GOD killed right in the Christian church). These three folks were very self – ish-centered-oriented, (I think ‘in the flesh’ means that same thing ). We can also find these humans at the bar, the game or the party, because the thinking pattern is common. ‘its all about me’ about what I want. GOD started HIS rules with ‘its all about HIM’. “I am the LORD your GOD. ” is the very first rule HE delivered to Moses in the orders. the commands, the rules. A church that has mostly these three types involved in it seems to need HIM more than another one might.
      If its about HIM, instead of about us, we might consider how HE feels, and in considering, we might notice JESUS giving away HIS life to us, in trade for our own. To ‘have a life’ as they say, would imply not trading it in for HIS. To keep it would lose it, (HE said those words to us) not me. I think that as HIS hands and feet, we might need to place other’s need for HIM above our life, because that would be CHRIST-like. (that means Christian-Christ like does). today that is rare, really acting Christ like. So those talkers out there, need to see the why of their fail. That is basically our job, to show them actual CHRIST-like ness, so they can see the real difference between flesh, and self-lessness. because that is real sin, that self attitude we lived in prior to meeting HIM, when it goes out the window, we have HIM in our motivation instead of us in there. That is how we are sinless- because like the dirt under Moses feet was holy dirt on account of GOD being there, it is GOD being there that makes a thing holy. or right. (they said righteous, but we say right.) thx for letting me share that w/you. ever want to talk, you have my e-mail.

    • Methodist are more laid back then Baptist.
      I have heard it said “The only difference between a Baptist and a Methodist is the Methodist with speak to you at the liquor store.”
      I like both, but I’m not so sure about Penacostal and the combined
      Version or so called Baptcostal or what ever. I think my Old Baptist church is leaning Pentecostal and is no longer the Baptist church I knew growing up. As leader of this family I will seek a Methodist or True Southern Baptist for our church home.

  6. I am and always will be Primitive Baptist..you may call it hard nosed hard core what ever you like..we just take the Bible. No we don’t play music in church we sing hymnals and we praise God…as far as being quiet when we pray and worship it is how ever God leads you if we want to shout or be happy as some people say there is nothing wrong with that ..that is just proof the the lord is blessing you. No the particular church that I attend does not believe in women preachers..we also don’t speak in tongues and i do believe because the bible says if you speak in tongues without am inturpriter then that is a no. We dress modestly in what ever type of clothing we want as long as we are covered…and to say that you can get saved without the Holy Ghost..well thats just ludicras..and offcourse no one is perfect you will sin after being saved but you will know it and you will repent..God will repramand his children…And anyone who wants to attend our baptist church is more than welcome and you will be acceppted without judgement. Now as far as this comparing religion I feel its stupid as long as we all have a common goal and live by the word and Believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and he died for our sins and was resurected..and you have been saved and recievd the holy Ghost then its all good…You must believe for yourself it is your relationship with the Lord that will get you to heaven not someone elses.

  7. This author is completely wrong. I have worshiped in both baptist and pentacostal churches. First of all pentacostals and baptists do have the same belief of trinity and being saved by faith of Jesus crucified, repentance and prayer. Pentacostals dont believe baptism in the holy spirit is required for salvation but is a gift from God that will help draw you closer to him and help with your service in the Lord. Pentacostals dont put more emphasis on the holy spirit, they believe the holy spirit is how God moves people on this earth. The emphasis is on the cross and Jesus crucified as is the baptist. Both allow women preachers in certain circumstances and how a woman dresses has changed with the times. Pentacostals do not believe someone has to remain sinless after they are saved. This is impossible as we are all sinners and will continue to sin. Repentance is what keeps your salvation. Once saved always saved is ridiculous. If you turn away from Jesus and denounce your faith how are you saved?

    • Very well written!!! Absolutely True

    • Very well said. I was raised in a Baptisit. For the past couple of years I have been going to a COGIC and recently became a member of one last month. I can honestly say I dont notice a BIG difference in the two, other than the church I’m at now calls to the Altar every Sunday. The worship service is about the same. We read from the same bible, sing the same sonsgs, pay tithes and offerings. I can say I feel more at home at this church but I dont think that has anything to do with it being Baptist or COGIC. I love the Lord and I love all that goes with it. I was taught love, Jesus, God at both and thats what matters to me. God Bless.

      • Oh sorry I do notice one difference. The church I attend now (COGIC) believes in the power of healing. Not saying Baptists dont, Im just saying if you come to church sick the pastor will lay hands and pray for your healing. This is done at the Altar every Sunday. Everything is done through the power of prayer. I know the Baptists believe this too I just see it more at COGIC.

    • The belief in the Trinity depends on the type of Pentecostal. I am Apostolic Pentecostal and we believe in the Oneness or Godhead rather than the

    • We are always saved because it says it in HIS WORD…..we have to read our bibles and ask and pray for the Holy Spirit to give us understanding

    • Agreed – very well stated. Lots wrong with this article, but the comments have been just great! Thank you 🙂

    • I would like to repeat the Baptist position of Once Saved, Always Saved (OSAS). The Baptist Church would say that if you “turn away from Jesus and renounce (my correction) your faith,” you were probably never Saved in the first place. Romans 3:10 says NO ONE is good (emphasis mine). That includes Christians, as we are still trapped in these sinful, evil bodies. Bear in mind, too, that sometimes Christians backslide; that doesn’t mean they aren’t Saved. However, at the same time, OSAS certainly doesn’t give a Christian a license to sin without remorse.

  8. very well said Jeff 11/30/2012!
    I have struggled with the church all my life. I come from a very dysfunctional family with abuse in abundence and God/Jesus and my bible that was given to me (the little tiny one they used to give out) was my salvation, even though I understood none of it except the comfort I felt. And I would go to church thinking I would find peace but instead I seemed to find politics, and understand that now as an adult but did not as a child seeking the need to find the peace of my God/Jesus in His santuary. I have always gone to Baptist church and have gotten the snubs and lots of other things I would just rather not discuss. I had an eye opening seeking my home church when I entered the Pentacostal church not even realizing it was a Pentacostal church recently. I have never fealt more at home and at peace then I do in this church with these people who do not match the discription above. These Pentacostal that I know so far love Jesus and come together to praise together and be joyful. All that matters to me is that I can go to my Gods sanctuary with His people and sing His praise, pray and do as much in His word as I can and feel this peace and I didn’t find it with the Baptist but with whom I least expected it, Pentacostal.

    • The rulers of the darkness of this world have set up phony teachers and preachers! Just like their phony trinity Lie! Have you never read the kjv john14:1-7 john10:30 or 1 John:5:20-21 he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one! Better get you a kjv bible and seek out your own salvation with fear and trembling!!!

  9. I’m Pentecostal and
    1. never seen a women pastor
    2. I it doesn’t necessarily have to be a specific length
    3. most don’t believe in the trinity (UPC an Apostolic)
    4. we also believe all spiritual gifts are still active
    5. Nobody is sinless therefore impossible to “lead a sinless life” you have to do your best and have a good heart but perfection is impossible as everybody sins.
    Where do you get your info?

    • in our church there are women pastors the wives of our male pastors it does’nt matter if ur a man or a woman pastor, what matters is you serve God.

      next is we believed that once you live in a sinfull live u will always be sinfull unless u have repented to the Lord and never again live your life what u had before.

      if you repent and accepted god, obeyed and lived by his will until he returns to earth you are saved. but if u have repented but still continues to live in a wordly life then is up to him (God) to judge you.

      were in the ending times guys, so why not just continue to serve God, accept him as your personal savior and father. confess and tell that you are a sinner and you are willing to give ang surrender your life for him. he is the alpha and omega after all.

      Let us not quarrel or see the diffrences about other religions, what matters most is we are obeying,recieving,praying,loving,thanking and living in the will of God. it is for our safety.

      oh yeah im a pentecostal in the philippines.

    • The trinity is a big Lie! But I have found that other churches are teaching another gospel the true gospel is 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 better be careful what you set under the rulers of the darkness of this world have set up phony teachers and preachers all over better get a kjv bible read john14:1-7 john10:30 and 1 John:5:20-21 he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one!

      • The bible does state “I and my father are one”. And this is true, However the bible does teach the trinity. In order to understand this you simply must read the word. The trinity is like a piece of pie. While you can cut 3 separate pieces, each piece is still part of the same pie. Read mathew 28:19, 2 corinthians 13:14, colossians 1:15, philippians 2:5-8. These will help you get started but there are several other verses as well. There were several occasions where Jesus talk to God referring to Him as His father. On the cross Jesus asked why God had forsaken Him after God turned His head away. When Jesus was baptized, a voice from heaven said this is my beloved son in whom i am well pleased. Folks, Jesus is not a crazy man who talks to Himself. When He said he was going to go prepare a place for us and send the holy spirit to comfort us while He is gone…He didnt mean He himself was going to be in heaven and on earth, if that were so He wouldn’t have said he was coming back. Very much evidence to prove the oneness movement wrong. And if nothing else….the man who created the oneness movement later said he was wrong.

  10. Actually, I know of 2 versions of Baptists who believe Christians can lose their salvation – Freewill Baptists and the Baptist Union of Denmark. The debate has been going on for centuries – it’s called the Calvinistic/Arminian debate.

    I’m not Baptist nor Pentecostal, but rather evangelical with a touch of Charismatic. According to Matthew 7:21-23 and 1 John 2:19, I believe those who appear to have lost their salvation were never born again in the first place. I believe they were just religious and later stopped being religious. There is a major difference between religion and salvation.

  11. READ Deuteronomy 22:5. A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this. Read that in any version you want it says MODEST!!! And Pentecostals don’t allow women preachers.

  12. Why does some baptists does’t dance in their church ? Because they belive it is naked.
    Well if it is, then why did David danced to to God ?

    God gave us talents, all the talents you have came from him. Then why not use that talent to thank him. I’m a Pentecostal here in the Philippines and im also a member and a dancer in our church.

    if you want to know all about our church, you can leave a reply here so that i can give you the website 🙂

    • They are not talents
      The HOLY BIBLE says “every gift comes down from the father of lights
      you know a talent is a weight to measure with


  13. oh and one thing, Major difference is we Pentecostals dont believe in Trinity.
    we believe in only One God. (father and son holy ghost)

    • That is what the Trinity is. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God in three person. The three person distinct yet there is only one God. He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
      Just wanted to clarify. =)

      • Then you are a Oneness believer too.. The Trinity says the three are co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existing. Oneness says God existed (Father), then was manifest in the flesh (Son), then was resurrected and imparted His spirit to us (Holy Ghost). The three did not all exist from the beginning like the Trinity says.

        • They most certainly did to. “Let US make man in OUR image and OUR likeness.” Trinity means this…
          Tri=3 persons
          Unity=1 God.

          The Trinity is strictly monotheistic. 3 gods is a triad not trinity.
          We believe in the Oneness of the Trinity is the best way to say it.
          Saying that Trinitarian Christians believe in 3 gods only shows your lack of knowledge about the Holy Trinity.
          Trinity=1 God in 3 persons
          Triad=3 gods in 3 persons

          • Or maybe your viewpoint is altered to believe that there were 3 people instead of God talking with himself. This is something we do when we are thinking out loud. “Hmm, let’s see (let us see)” Also, the most used scripture of Oneness is Deuteronomy 6:4. Other scriptures in the New Testament state from Jesus “I and my Father are one,” “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” and much more.

          • Besides that, those are titles of God that you state in the trinity. Just like I am a son, cousin, friend, etc. but my name is not son or cousin or any of that. In Acts 2:38 it says to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins not the titles of Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The next few scriptures talk about that it is for everyone after that day as well. Acts 2:39 “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Remember also, that Jesus told Peter that on this “rock” He will build His church.

          • Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing then in the name of the Father,and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

    • There are Pentecostals and there are Oneness Pentecostals. Pentecostals believe in the Trinity and Oneness (hence the name) Pentecostals do not.

    • Everyone is in a different denomination what is yours? I have yet to see anywhere in the bible that states that when we die God is going to ask us what denomination we are in order to enter.His Kingdom. The only true Great Gospel is the Jesus Gospel. Its His Gospel that will matter in the end. What is denomination? What does this signify?It shows division my beloved is that what God truly expects from us? No…

  14. I was raised in the Baptist faith all my life. My husband has grew up in the what they call Pentecost holistic. His mother claims to be a preacher. I was raised and still believe that a woman can not be preacher. Since my marriage I’ve been told by his preacher mother that my faith and how I believe is not right. I have tried to be understanding but why should I? He only wants to go to churches his mother approves of. My thoughts on this is: why should I be a part of there faith that puts down all other faiths and believes? What kind of so called preacher puts your personal faith and believes in god down? That is the reason I only will go to Baptist churches. I refuse to accept Pentecostal holistic.

    • Well you better quit believing in that trinity Lie and read the kjv bible john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. and that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one!

  15. Jeff:11/30/2012, has it exactly right. Read your Bible people! There are many scriptures that deal with one losing their faith or falling from Grace. Also don’t always beleive what you read. Always, and I mean always look at what the scriptures say. There are three basic ideologies within protetantism. Calvanism, Lutheranism and Armenianism. There are simularities between all three. The diferences basically are” the once saved always saved”, and “pre-destinationism”. I happen to be of the Armenian camp. Which rebukes those two thoughts. GOD does not pre-determine ones fate. As well, one can fall from Grace. The only rebuttal Calvanist have is “you were never saved to begin with”. Sorry folks, but you cannot know the condition of ones salvation or their heart. Only GOD knows that. Again, READ YOUR BIBLE if you want to know the truth! Some scriptures for you Calvanist to ponder on. Lev 10: 1-2, Luk 8:13, Acts 5:3-4,9, I Tim 1:19-20, Ex 32:33, Deut 30:17-20, Ezek 3:20-21, Mat 5:13, Gal 5:4, John 8:31, I Tim 4:1, II Pet 1:10, II Pet 2:20-22. Those who do not overcome will have their names blotted out of the Book of Life. ( Rev 3:5, Ex 32:32-33, Ps 69:28).

    • I will add these john14:1-7 john10:30 and 1 John:5:20-21 and add that the trinity is a big Lie! He is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. and that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one!

  16. I’m an “old school Pentecostal Minister” and we do have MANY women pastors all around the World. Maybe this “new wave” more liberal” style Pentecostal don’t but that’s not what Any old school REAL Pentecostal church believes. The problem with the so called churches these days is the “anything goes” attitude thing and the preaching of the gospel of convenience and not the gospel of Jesus. We “the old school” will always say “If it ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it”

    • Well it’s been broke for a long time with the rulers of the darkness of this world have set up all these phony teachers andbleachers teaching for filthy lucre read john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 if any man love not the LORD JESUS CHRIST let him be accused!!!

  17. This is so inaccurate. Pentecostals believe that when you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and that the Father raised Him from the dead you’re saved. There’s no such thing as a person living a sinless life, only Jesus is capable of this. But when we accept Him his Mercy inspires us to repent and His Grace covers us from sinning we are no longer slaves to sin. We are free thank you Jesus

  18. this is pointing out one sect of Pentecostalism… Pentecostalism is much more greater than one sect. We arent a denomination…we teach an experience as given in the book of acts…. that experience IS relevant and is happening even today… that expereience should not be just for one group, it is Gods will to pour it out on everyone who knows and believes it… they will recieve it!… you can not deny it.

    • Most of the churches today are the Loadicean Denominational churches – See book of revelation. Pulpit has become a point of selling Jesus at a price. There is more about money being preached than about salvation. The churches are becoming richer. The pastors are becoming richer as what they call blessing from God. The more you give the more recognized you are. They do not follow biblical rules in appointing pastors, deacons etc as outlined in book of Timothy. TV evangilists ask you to send prayer request. You send them one envelope of prayer request and you get back dozens of envelopes of envelopes asking for donations. Benny Hinn and many other TV evengelists earning over $700,000 a year. I should say all denominations are similar in only monetary wise. Please do not take me wrong. There are still many churches who live on biblical principles of what I will say old fashioned christians which I am as my God is old fashioned as once he speaks out a word, it never changes.
      He is the God of Enoch, Moses, Abraham, David whom I believe in.

    • Do you know him john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5::20-21! Kjv

  19. pentecostal is a cult disguise as a true christian…..if you are non-pentecostal they will convience you that its ok, you are save by accepting Christ as your savior, by and by you are agree then they follow-up you with another reason, they well say that accepting christ is not enough, you must be baptised bec. of this verse then you are convince and agrees……then after a month they will again that you are not fully saved bec. you not speak of tounges as like they used, you must experience speaking of tongue, then after another month they will say your salvation will be guarrantee if you abide and stay in thier church.Then lastly they will tell you that if you commit sin your salvation will be forfeited…..what a heck it is…….endeed,this is a cult.

    • Don’t know what Pentecostal church you went to or what people you came in contact with, but I’ve never heard that nor had that experience. We are all sinners in need of a Savior. We will never be perfect, but thanks to God’s Grace we are seen as righteous as He looks at us through Christ, His Son. I’m so sorry you had such a bad experience – there are false preachers/teachers/churches everywhere – but please do not paint all Pentecostals with the same brush. As you can see here from the comments, there are many different types, just like other Evangelicals, Baptists and non-denominational Christians.

    • The churches are full of phony teachers and liars better get you a kjv bible and seek out your own salvation with fear and trembling! John14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son and that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one!

  20. pentecostal is a cult disguise as a true christian…..if you are non-pentecostal they will convience you that its ok, you are save by accepting Christ as your savior, by and by you are agree then they follow-up you with another reason, they well say that accepting christ is not enough, you must be baptised bec. of this verse then you are convince and agrees……then after a month they will say again that you are not fully saved bec. you not speak of tounges as like they used, you must experience speaking of tongue, then after another month they will say your salvation will be guarrantee if you abide and stay in thier church……what a heck it is…….endeed,this is a cult.

    • Actually, that is not true at all. 90% of Pentecostals do not believe in one thing you said. I am Assembly of God and we are 110% Pentecostal. You are saved by your faith and belief in Christ ALONE.
      Speaking in tongues is only to edify the believer and the church. It is not required for salvation. Baptism isn’t a requirement either, but you do need to obey Jesus and be baptized. Not being baptized is only sinful if it is out of rebellion. Also, we do not believe “Once saved, always saved.” We believe that you’re saved as long as you stay that way.

      Only Oneness Pentecostals believe in a 3 step salvation.

  21. I went to a Baptist church for 17 years and I can say many of these points are untrue. My church was very upbeat when iit come to worship and yes we do have hymns as well. Worship style epends on the church NOT denomination. We had female Pastors, and many people in my church including the Bishop surely speak in tongues.

  22. The Pentecostal church has and always will believe in the trinity. Oneness Pentecostal are a small sect that came out of the Assemblies of God. They are a very small group compared to traditional Pentecostals. Pentecostals have always baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in a God that is three person, but one in being. We don’t believe that Jesus and the Father are two different manifestation of the same person. The Oneness Pentecostals believe that. We believe in spiritual gifts. No where in the bible does it say that the gifts were for the early church. It says that they that believe shall speak new tongues.

  23. Mentalcostals…hehehehhe……rolling on the floor…kicking in the air..howling….moaning………prophecy prophecy prophecy…..all in the air…no reality, focus on gifts, powers, miracles, magic tricks. Only the spiritually weak need all these extra crutches. Baptists believe in a miracle working God, so they don’t need too many magic tricks, loud noises, miracles to believe in God. Miracles/gifts/powers are for those unbelievers, who need to see proof and evidence of God’s existence. A miracle working God is the God of Baptists, and the word of God and the character’s development is important to a Baptist. We are not lazy like pentecostals to read the bible properly, and having to depend on cheap fly by night pentecostal trick working “prophets”. Yes, there is prophetic ministry and the 5 fold ministry, pentecostals just need to stop behaving like kids, and their cheap manipulative attitudes, and their dependence on extra-biblical revelations from third rated conmen. Put up some effort, read the word of God, and pray sincerely. Finally Pentecostals have a disgusting attitude of spiritually blackmailing other Christians that if they don’t accept some cheap 3rd grade “prophet” or miracle working clown, they are condemned to hellfire. But the word of God says, “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” [JOHN 3:18]. Many scams, scandals, and all sorts of false doctrines are coming from this Pentecostal movements. Pentecostalism is nothing more, than an emotional manipulative circus, for those with low self-esteem. African and Hindu occult practices can be found in Pentecostalism, nothing surprising given the fact that Pentecostalism’s founders were African-Americans with a slave background from occult parts of Africa.

    • That is the word of faith Charismatic Movement, not the Pentecostals. The gifts are not crutches. Is the bible a crutch? Of course it is not! People have used the bible to justify slavery, murder and so many other bad things. That’s thst make the bible unnecessary. The gifts of God are not to be rejected. The devil is an imitator of the real. He does this to cause fear and confusion.

    • I’m sorry that you feel that way, and have met Pentecostals who act the way you describe. There are solid, grounded, immersed in the word Pentecostals out there. The bible talks about studying to show yourself approved. The problem is, many of us don’t. We rely on our denomination to tell us what to do, how to act, and what to believe instead of reading the bible for ourselves. Also, Jesus said ” my sheep know my voice, and another they will not follow”. If someone who claims to be Pentecostal follows after a “.prophet” without fact checking he/she with the Bible, then they are wrong. I am Pentecostal, but I don’t follow my denomination, my church, or even my pastor without reading the bible. As a matter of fact, I have a problem with preachers who preach the “fire” without preaching the “meat”. What I mean by that, is our faith, your’s and mine, rests on God….it should never rest on people or emotions. Those that manipulate emotions because they want an emotional response have a hard time with their faith when life sucks and problems come. Only those that are securely grounded are able to still believe when things are dark. Hopefully, you understand that not all Pentecostals are crazy emotional loons. I’d like to say I’m not

    • No person will EVER be capable of judging another and of the multiple apostolic Pentecostal preachers I have heard preach the word only a month shy of 40 years, not ONE has ever mentioned ANY person being condemned to before. I was born to one Catholic and o be Pentescostal parent. Every Sunday morning attended Catholic church followed by Sunday School in the Pentecostal church and attended Catholic school Kindergarten through 8th Grade. It was the religion teacher from the Catholic school that told me at 16 years old I had to make a choice though that choice was not mine living at home with my parents. What was the point that I completely cut all the Catholic church and when I married into a Baptist family but nowhere else have I felt what I always have inside a Pentecostal Church. My 15 year old son; perfect student, sought after athlete, lived by girls, friends in multiple directions has grown up being brought to both the Pentecostal and Baptist Church by his grandparents even when I would back out because of being confused all of my life and lazy mainly as an adult went to the Pentecostal youth conference in Indianapolis having only come back last Saturday night where he received the gift of speaking and another tongues within the first hour of the conference and again the second night and this kid all of a sudden said he cared nothing about all of the things he had been doing all he wanted to do was good in school play ball and is it Church 30 minutes before the doors open both services on Sunday and Wednesday night’s. Anyone that wants to speak to him about the Pentecostal religion can do so when they are unsure themselves but when you see kids ( even seven and eight year olds) filled with the spirit, speaking in another tongue they’ve never heard much less learned or became fluent in, you know it is nothing but God filling their bodiesand I myself could not be more thankful. Having attended multiple denominations and many churches of each, I do not think highly of anyone that puts down on any other religion but when experiencing multiple for yourself it’s easy to know where the truth lies.

    • The rulers of the darkness of this world have set up phony teachers and phony preachers in all the churches didn’t the apostle Paul tell you that wolves would come in not sparing the flock better read the kjv bible john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 and seek out your own salvation with fear and trembling!

    • Hey Mister, I am a Pentecostal, why are you acting like a hypocrite, you talking down on us when we have not talk down on you and the Bible also says to pray for those who pwrsecute you instead talking trash, not all Pentecostals are bad, we believe if we lose faith then we start to sin and then we lose our salvation, it’s not God leaving us, we leave God to do our thing and then we lose our salvarion, but of course God will never leave us nor forsake us doesnt mean we are saved, God never forsake sinners, does that mwan they are saved to? We do not believe once saved always saved then I can have sex, do drugs and drink without asking God for forgiveness and I’ll still make it to Heaven, well I’m sorry pal but that doesn’t work that way. I do follow God’s word and I do exactly what to do and not to, of course we’re not perfect but we’re Christians and as Christians we do our very best to be followers of Christ (Christian) so I am not Jesus but I sure can do my best to be like Him. So I’m sorry but us Pentecostals take salvation pretty seriously but why don’t Baptists take salvation seriously? It’s our spirit on the line, we do our best to make it to Heaven because just committing one sin we can’t make it to Heaven. Have a good day and God bless, Happy New Years!

  24. Baptist believe that once you are saved, you are always saved. You will sin just like everyone else because you’re not perfect ONLY God is perfect. If you truly repent and give you life to God then you will show it through your actions. If you are baptized and still live the same life of sin and don’t try to change anything, then you never truly gave your life to God.

    • Baptist churches are teaching a phony trinity Lie! Have you never read john14:1-7 john10:30 or 1 John:5:20-21 kjv he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. and that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one! Better read the kjv bible and seek out your own salvation with fear and trembling!

  25. John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

    proof that you can’t loose your salvation

    • Yes you can. Its called backsliding. If one should leave the church and go drink, curse, and all the other things of the world then they are not saved anymore unless they repent. Really though, backsliding starts in the heart while they are in church and continues to grow until either it is killed, or matures enough where the individual leaves the church physically. That scripture you have is talking about when a saint enters into Heaven.

    • This scripture is referring to the saints whom have kept the faith and made it to eternity. People who get saved, then turn their back on God and choose to follow Satan again are sadly not going to make it in. There are scriptures for this. It’s the devil’s job to fool us that we will be able to serve both masters and be just fine. He has been fooling human beings since the beginning of time and will continue until his destined destruction of the lake of fire

    • Excellent Brother its exactly what the bible says. Being sanctified and prepared for our appearance before the judgment seat of Christ. Salvation is permanent in Christ Jesus He does not lie when He says thy Holy Spirits ministry is to seal us to Jesus Christ amen. Stop denomination its divisive in nature.

    • Do you know him? John 14:1-7 John 10:30 1 John:20-21 kjv

  26. I am a baptist because that is how I was raised. But my friend is Pentecostal and she has had a huge impact on my walk with the Lord in a good way. We often talk about God and the differences and similarities between our denominations. I do want to be Pentecostal but I’m afraid my parents will freak out. They are strict baptists but I just fell like I can’t be a baptist forever. They say tongues and things like that aren’t real and lately I have found ,any scriptures to prove my point that they are real. I just don’t know how to tell them.

  27. Pentecostals are nut cases, really! Especially indian pentecostals who believe in speaking in tongues!

  28. What a contentious article and the information is tainted.

    • Well here is the Truth john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 kjv he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. and that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one!


    Established in 1994, our essence is best captured by the phrase “The Right to Choose”, that freedom is based on the belief that the Gospel of Jesus Christ must be promoted by recognizing the free expression of the gifts of the Spirit as a viable part of the Body of Christ. The Fellowship is convinced that the choice to exercise these spiritual gifts is imperative for the local New Testament Church to fully function as the dynamic organism God has intended.


    We believe in the spirit-filled life as desirable, valuable, and an issue of obedience for all Believers who are commanded to be filled with the Holy Ghost. We acknowledge that within the Body of Christ, the term, “filled with the Holy Ghost” is often used interchangeably with the term, “baptism of the Holy Ghost.” When referring to the controlling presence and power of the Holy Ghost, as a result of the submissive will and desire of the Believer, we allow such alternation of terms. We believe it is the will and command of God that every Believer be “filled,” “walk in,” be “led by,” and “live in” the power of the Holy Ghost.

    • He gives the Holy Ghost to them that obey him. better stay away from that strange fire that is not orderly! And descent ! The flesh profited nothing,! Better see if you know him? John14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 and the true gospel 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 kjv

  30. Not all Pentecost believe in woman pastor I don’t it goes against the order of God also there is three kinds of Pentecost the ones who believe in the trinity the ones that only believe in The father God and the Holy Spirit and there is also the carasmatic movement I believe in trinity and all the gift of the spirit as long as it does not go against the scriptures it very important that you keep the Bible the main attrorety because it is now of day people take thing out of context and are plain old ignorant

    • Well the trinity is a big Lie! John14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. and that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one!!

      • Hello,
        I can definitely agree that this article is wrong on nearly all of the points. First off, a Baptist church can be just as loud as a Pentecostal church. Secondly, we do allow women to become pastors, ministers, deacons, reverends etc. Third of all, I can’t say that all Baptists don’t exactly believe in using tongues. I’m a Baptist and I’ve heard many regular church goers speak in tongues. Although this fact is more common in a Pentecostal church it does and can happen. Moral is that most of this article is incorrect about both denominations and more research needs to be done. It really all depends on the church you go to or visit. Some beliefs have more emphasis in certain Baptist and Pentecostal churches. Also keep in mind there are different types of Baptist and Pentecostal denominations as well.

  31. Why do Pentecostals believe in speaking in tongues? and why do Baptists believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit has ceased? Neither of these are in the bible.

    • Oh but it is in the Bible! On the day of Pentecost in the upper room they began to speak in other tongues! What Bible you reading? “How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

      If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order.”
      ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:26-27, 37-40‬ ‭KJV‬‬
      “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”
      ‭‭Mark‬ ‭16:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬
      “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
      ‭‭Acts‬ ‭2:1-4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  32. What this article focuses on is the “apostolic” branch of the Pentecostal movement. The majority of Pentecostals believe that speaking in tongues is in no way a requirement to be saved, or that it makes you a better person if you do. Also, Paul himself said in 1 Corinthians 13:1 “if I speak in tongues of men or of angels but have not love I am only a resounding gong or a clanging symbol” (don’t crucify me if I didn’t quote the scripture right, I’m going off of memory). Many Pentecostals feel the same way. Tongues without ” love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control” is just noise. That at least, is how I was taught in seminary through my Pentecostal church. Many people think that Pentecostal people are crazy, and while it is true the denomination attracts certain people who may be, the majority of Pentecostals are good people who are actually very grounded. Also, our denomination DOES NOT believe it is wrong to dress modern within reason. Our ladies wear whatever clothes they want, cut and dye their hair, wear makeup and jewlery, etc.
    Finally, only a select group of Pentecostals believe “Jesus only” . Our church believes in God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Three distinct forms of God, but all very much God. We call it The Holy Trinity. This article, while covering very well the apostolic branch of the Pentacostal movement, lacks any knowledge of the many other branches of the movement.

    • Well I call it the same phony Lie trinity as the Catholic church teaches have you never read john14:1-7 john10:30 1 John:5:20-21 he is antichrist that denith the Father and Son. and that is what the trinity does denies that the Father and Son are one!

  33. Just come as you are. Baptist or Pentecostal, or no label at all.

    Romans 2:11
    For God does not show favoritism.

    He takes you as you are if you love Him and follow Him.

    He will speak to you, Listen, and you will hear his voice.

    No matter what church you attend or what label you put on.

    Rev 3:

    To the Church in Sardis
    6He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

    To the Church in Philadelphia
    13He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

    To the Church in Laodicea
    22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

    Show his love, seek him daily, press in and spread His love.

  34. To know the faith of early christians, please study the teachings of early church fathers.

    Irenaeus (130 -202) was student of Polycarp, who in turn was disciple of apostle John. He was the first church father to identify the four canonical gospels.

    He taught three pillars of orthodoxy: the scriptures, the tradition handed down from the apostles, and the apostolic

    On Marys role on salvation he states, “even though Eve had Adam for a husband, she was still a virgin… By disobeying, Eve became the cause of death for herself and for the whole human race. In the same way Mary, though she had a husband, was still a virgin, and by obeying, she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race.”

    Praise the LORD Jesus Christ

  35. Baptist believe that one is saved if they accept Jesus as their personal savior, because Jesus said, he who soever believeth upon him shall have everlasting life (not just knowing he exists) but believing in Jesus with faith that he is your savior and was sent by the Father God Almighty to forgive us our sins, and that we have to follow him and his teachings and 10 commandments. Baptist believe that when your are saved and follow Jesus, that you have to be a good christian or your name can and will be removed, as God says in the bible, from the book of life! Not that once saved always saved no matter what you do, not true for the Baptist beliefs. Baptist have faith in God and know he sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, as our saviour, so that we could ask for forgiveness of our sibs if we falter, but not to just do the sin with knowing it is wrong and then ask for forgiveness, because here on Earth we are all sinners as humans and have to go through Jesus our Lord for forgiveness in order to get to heaven with God our Father. Not sure where you got your information about the Baptist beliefs, but it is wrong on several accounts as listed..

  36. How interesting. Couldn’t stop reading. I haven’t been in a church for a long time. I planned on going to one tomorrow. They say that it is a Pentecostal church. I grew up in a Pentecostal church. This is a pretty big church. I’m use to a small church.i am just overwhelm with all that I just read. I’m frightened now.lol. But I need JESUS in my life. I have been going thru some hard times and I need to be set free and be around Christians and to get out and meet GOD fearing people. Pray for me…..

  37. This article is completely false and not true at all. It also generalizes the two different doctrines…. Please study up before you throw false information out there…

  38. I don’t know what Pentecostal Churches all you go to, but the one I go to doesn’t require dresses, there are women preachers, we watch tv, we listen to some worldly music(not too much tho), and you can be saved with out the holy spirit…

  39. Dear Brother and Sister. Kindly explain me the different between Baptist and Pentecostal believe with the reference of word of God.God bless you. Pastor Uttam

  40. This is somewhat true, not entirely. I have been to both a Baptist and Pentecostal church.

    1) My Baptist church wouldn’t allow children of a certain age to get baptized as they see it as a serious matter that needs to be decided by a more mature mind. My Pentecostal church will allow children to get baptized as long as they want to and their parents allow it regardless of their mindset. Overall though both churches won’t allow kids younger than 10 or 9 years of age to get baptized.

    2) Both Baptist & Pentecostal church will sing either loudly or softly depending on how we feel God’s presence.

    3) Both Baptist and Pentecostal see speaking in tongues as a gift from God and shows how strong you are in spirit to be able to speak it. Same goes for revelations or prophecies.

    4 & 5) Both Baptist and Pentecostal believe that once you accept Christ as your savior your name is written in the book of life and you are saved therefore there is no need to be saved again. However, once you are saved you need to live a sinless life because sin will eventually lead you to a life in darkness and fire. (Hell)

    6) My Baptist church won’t allow women to become Pastors, in the Bible it would basically explain of how priests would read God’s word and would teach those who would want to learn more of God. From what I can remember it doesn’t mention woman priests teaching or spreading Gods word. However, that doesn’t mean woman can’t teach or give testimony of how God has worked in their life it just means God has given the authority to pastor people through men. We can see that clearly in the book of Genesis when God took a rib out of Adams body and created Eve to be a companion to Adam. Now for my Pentecostal church we don’t really have women as pastors preach to us, they’ll have women go up and stand at the podium and give a message but they’re all sisters in Christ that we know that will share a message. We’ve never actually had a woman pastor preach at our church.

    What I know for sure and without a doubt is that both churches will study, preach and rely on our bibles. Both churches read and follow God’s word through the Holy Bible (King James Version). In any case will both churches have someone preach off a book that is not the bible, both believe in the same Holy Trinity that is the Father (Jehova), the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.

    At least in my experience it’s been pretty much alike with just little details that change but my beliefs as for both churches are the same. Accept Christ as you savior and not only say it but to believe it. Once you have been saved you need to be re-born again through Baptism. Once re-born you need to live a sinless life and focus on God through prayer, fasting and bible reading. Once you live a spiritual life meaning you’re in communication with God you need to start doing his works as his disciples did, at this point God starts to speak to you through prayer or it could be through a different method. Everything we need to know or what we need to do is explained in the Bible.

    Glory to God and God bless everyone!

  41. I am against a lot of points here, used in differentiating Baptist from the Pentecostal church. Especially the point that been saved is forever saved. Baptist do not believe that.

  42. Not sure where the idea comes from that Pentecostals believe you have to have the Holy Spirit Baptism to be saved, that’s not true, a lot of this article is misleading.

  43. The Bible speaks of the father son N the holy spirit ,Jesus said I will go away but I will not leave u alone he left the holy spirit here with us he is the conferter

  44. Having grown up in the Baptist church, and now attending a pentecostal church, I could not disagreed with this article more. While there are hints of truth, the article is terribly inaccurate on many points.

  45. 5. For Baptists, once saved is always saved regardless of how he lives afterwards. But for Pentecostals, it is not like that and a person should have to lead a sinless life even after one is saved.
    – I believe this is wrong because If we believe this then why do we have church discipline we have to hold each other accountable for our actions Matthew 18:15-17 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
    If we are “saved” but we just sin like the world and live our life In a way that doesn’t glorify God maybe you weren’t saved in the beginning because we are called to pick up our cross everyday.
    God bless

  46. Definitely not right about Pentecostal people.

    It really depends on the church because they are not all the same. Some are very relaxed and other strict, no make up, no revealing clothing. Some are in the middle. Not all requirements are the same, it depends on the church. Our church was the complete opposite of strict. You were welcome there with whatever you could afford to wear. We did not discriminate because of your clothes. Make was worn and some women went over board with their makeup.
    I personally don’t care for strict churches.
    I had been to a Baptist church only difference was they don’t believe in speaking in tongues. Other than that it was like our church.

  47. Whoever is doing the “answers ” for this particular question is EXTREMELY DEFICIENT in knowledge on this! Not enough room or time to correct all of the oversimplification in this article! Suffice to say, very much disinformation here!

  48. Southern Baptist here and we do NOT believe once saved always saved, backsliding can cause you to become lost again where you’ll need to repent and ask to receive Jesus again and live right! We do NOT believe in women preachers. I will agree we still stick to the hymns in the Southern Gospil way, but still the old time hymns, and we are more quiet with praise and worship and prayers. As well as we do believe tongues are a dead language and should one become overcome they are to be interpreted. So, your article should have more research as there are branches to each denomination. It isn’t as dry cut as Baptist and Pentecostal. You have to take in account for the branches to each.

  49. Hello,
    I can definitely agree that this article is wrong on nearly all of the points. First off, a Baptist church can be just as loud as a Pentecostal church. Secondly, we do allow women to become pastors, ministers, deacons, reverends etc. Third of all, I can’t say that all Baptists don’t exactly believe in using tongues. I’m a Baptist and I’ve heard many regular church goers speak in tongues. Although this fact is more common in a Pentecostal church it does and can happen. Moral is that most of this article is incorrect about both denominations and more research needs to be done. It really all depends on the church you go to or visit. Some beliefs have more emphasis in certain Baptist and Pentecostal churches. Also keep in mind there are different types of Baptist and Pentecostal denominations as well.

  50. I asked my pastor, a Baptist, if it was OK if I wore a skirt to church, as I have a skin condition that the seams on pants irritate the skin on my legs and make them raw and bleed. He told me that a wearing a skirt is ok as they were originally designed for men, so skirts are actually men’s wear. He said he would sooner see me wearing one than not coming at all.

  51. It is not true that baptist believe that living a sinful life after salvation is not significant. It is just salvation is by Jesus Christ sacrifices and not ours to boast (Eph 2:8-9). Living a righteous life is an expected fruit after believing Christ. If your belief is true, then you can never lose eternal life, that is if you really believe.

    The issue are for people who profess belief in Christ but not sincere to live for Him. Then, the faith and salvation is not genuine or true. Like Judas, he did not lost his salvation, rather he doesn’t believe eversince. (One of you is the devil, that is how Jesus described him.

    This is a question, do you really believed? Then you are saved and you are expected to walk with Christ. If you do not walk then, maybe you do not really believe within your heart. If we sin (meaning not living in sin), we have an advocate with the Father and we are asked to confess.

    Salvation by grace, means it is of Christ and we ought to give glory to God and his Son. I know you understand if your believe and Christ is in your heart. We ought to live righteously to give thanks and give honor to Him and his works.

    • , dress your heart in love and kindness, and helpfulness, and peace, and most of all, dress your heart with adoration helpfulness and holy ess for jesus and our wonderfull holy spirit that makes things happen in jesus name, jesus says don’t be troubled about what you will wear kay devlin in the love of jesus amen

  52. what kind of nonsense am i hearing. lust does not come from a the figure of the woman. what how they dress or not. lust is in our inate nature. Back in the day men are still lusting over women and vice versa. whether it was pants or not. this is a very misinterpretation of what the bible is talking about.

  53. I like being baptist no one can change that about me. It’s one of the religion that do not complicate the word of God that’s written in the Bible like many other religions do applying false doctrine there own way and expect for people to apply them in their lives. Baptist is one religion that know that Jesus does exist as long as you believe and receive him as your personal savior and not bowing to any human being or take any human being as Jesus. The pentecostal leaders and other religions act like they are Jesus in heaven when they are far from that. I like how baptist allow people to live as a free spirit life without being interfering by other people demonic spirit. Not judging but my experiences with those religions that based on the holy spirit they mostly get into people personal life and profesize lies to collect money from people and get rich very quick. 95% of them are mostly people being directed by psychic demonds operating miracles, healing people etc you those people are also arrogant, demanding, controling, bossy, forcy, malnupilator, very pushy and they create lots of drama. They act as self important when in reality they are not they simply needs to jack-off. My spirit is very sensitive and can detect those type of people who say they have the holy spirit when the true reality is holy spirat. I grew up in a baptist church were the pastor was very humble and always willing and ready to listen to his church members. He will not do anything like having a meeting with a couple without his wife being next to him. His church was very simple and fun when you go to church you go to listen to the word of God and receive and not to flatter him. His church was free from drama, they did not require you to become the pastor slave like you have to live for the pastor rather then living your live for you. My mother used to cast out demonds from people naturally without applying some type of funky doctrine like pentecostal used some type of evil language like they are calling the head of their jesabels to back them up when they speak that funky language (which they claim they are praying in tongues). My mother started going to this pentecostal church and she lost the gift because she’s simply surrounded by demonds in the church she goes to. She complained a lot of how bad she lost the gift of casting out demonds. People can pretend very well when it comes to the Bible and that holy spirit. These folks who claim they have the holy spirit they love to compare/compete with one another which I really hate. Because of the bad experience with these individual, I chose not to value them because it is the messenger of God there should not no comparison and people who claims they have it should practice the same concept. I don’t support woman being a pastor, in my opinion to lead you must be a good example. A woman can do things like the worship, announcements etc but never to preach or guiding people I apply that same concept for single man/ woman who are not married and for pastor who are divorced. I choose to live my life as I please and not allowing those arrogants to control my life their ways nor will ever be going to be a member at a church who inforced the holy spirit which must of the time full of dramas. I don’t support woman being a pastor so my baptist pastor did not support that either. In my opinion to be a good leader you must be a good example my pastor always say, I will not allow some who is divorced or single give me guidance my It has been a bad experience. Folks just read your Bible and don’t be fulled by those gold deager.

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