Ten Reasons Why the Pentecostals Are Whooping the Catholics
We hear continual news reports that the Pentecostal Protestants in South America are stealing sheep from the Catholic fold at a record rate.
Why are they so successful? The reasons are not just theological, but social, economic and political.
The Social – With the breakdown of the traditional parish and village and population shifts to the cities, the Pentecostal churches are good at providing local, low cost fellowship centers where people find community and find a church home.
Economic – Pentecostalism is usually linked with an aspirational mentality. This is sometimes pooh-poohed as mere “Prosperity Gospel.” It can be that, but more often