Journal of Biblical Pentecostalism ™

The Journal of Biblical Pentecostalism is an online, peer-reviewed, academic journal for scholars, pastors, and missionaries. It is offered free of charge by the faculty of Bridges Christian College as a service to the body of Christ.

However, one can donate to help continue the mission of the school and this journal. We greatly appreciate the support of churches and donors who believe in training future church leaders and missionaries. The following is the donation link: Donation Link

Mission Statement

  • The Journal of Biblical Pentecostalism presents biblical exegesis, ministerial training literature, and research of church history through a Pentecostal hermeneutic.

Goals

  • This Journal has the following goals.
    • To present exegesis of the Scriptures with a Pentecostal hermeneutic to help the church understand the Bible and its theological principles.
    • To demonstrate the unity of the Scriptures through intertextual interpretation of the Old Testament and New Testament.
    • To apply Scriptural principles to a Pentecostal, practical ministry environment.
    • To present research of the roots and traditions of the Pentecostal movement throughout church history.

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Table of Contents
Biblical Studies
JOB’S RELEVANCE FOR THE MODERN BELIEVER
Richard Miller, Ph.D. – Page 5
Practical Ministry Studies
THE CASE FOR GODLINESS
David Craun, Ed.S. – Page 14

Recent Issue Link: Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2021-22

Table of Contents
THE FALSE PROPHETS AND TREE IMAGERY IN MATTHEW AND JEREMIAH: AN INTERTEXTUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MATTHEW 7:15-20 AND THE JEREMIANIC MESSAGE
Justus A. Freeman, Ph.D. Candidate – Page 5

Recent Issue Link: Volume 2, Issue 3, Spring 2020-21

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“THOSE IN PRISON”: THE “LEAST OF THESE” IN HEBREWS 10:32-35 AND 13:1-3
Justus A. Freeman, Ph.D. Candidate – Page 5
THE THEOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF DEATH AND THE AFTER LIFE
Richard H. Miller, Ph.D. – Page 16
THE “RESULT OF” VIEW OF GENESIS 1
David Craun, Ed.S. – Page 37
THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN FORGIVENESS
Gary L. Pickens, D.Min – Page 60

Recent Issue Link: Volume 2, Issue 2, Winter 2020-21

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THE METHODOLOGICAL FAULTINESS OF THE PASSION TRANSLATION: EVIDENCE OF THE TRANSLATOR’S THEOLOGICAL IMPORTATIONS IN
MATTHEW 6:9-13 AND LUKE 1:1-4
Justus A. Freeman, Ph.D. Candidate – Page 6
THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW OF THE GOD OF CREATION
VS THE EVOLUTIONIST WORLDVIEW OF ACCIDENTAL CREATION

Richard H. Miller, Ph.D. – Page 24
INVERTED WISDOM:
A DISABILITY READING OF 1 CORINTHIANS 1:17-30

Benjamin Coats, M.A. – Page 31
JESUS IS COMING SOON: TOWARD REVISIONING PENTECOSTAL ESCHATOLOGY FOR POSTMODERN MINISTRY AND MISSION
Stephen H. Williams, M.T.S. – Page 38
FORGIVENESS IN THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS
Gary L. Pickens, D.Min – Page 49

Recent Issue Link: Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2020

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Biblical Theology
THE IDENTITY OF THE “LITTLE ONES” AND “LEAST OF THESE” IN MATTHEW:
AN EVALUATION OF μικρῶν AND ἐλαχίστων IN MATTHEW 10, 18, AND 25.
Justus A. Freeman, Ph.D. Candidate – Page 6
A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF RICHARD N. LONGENECKER’S COMMENTARY ON ACTS 2:1-21 IN THE EXPOSITOR’S BIBLE COMMENTARY SERIES, VOL 9: A PENTECOSTAL PERSPECTIVE
Stephen H. Williams, M.T.S – Page 19
Spirit-Empowered Ministry
FORGIVENESS IN FIRST CENTURY JUDAISM
Gary L. Pickens, D.Min – Page 35
WIND IN THE FIRE
David L. Craun, M.R.E., Ed.D. (ABD) – Page 44

Issue Link: Volume 1, Issue 1: Summer 2020