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There are further splits in the Pentecostal movement over the question of whether the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the second or third work of grace in the believer’s life. The main objective of a Pentecostal Christian is to trust Jesus Christ as the only Savior and way to heaven, thus be "born again", seek baptism of the Holy Spirit and follow God. The Catholic Church, the enduring light of all nations, has throughout her As the late Monsignor Ronald Knox, in his masterful and authoritative work entitled "Enthusiasm: A Chapter in the History of Religion" observed: 'church' in the widest sense-where an excess of charity threatens unity.

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Publisher: Bridge Publications (December 1986)

ISBN: 0882706071

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