The Globalization of Charismatic Christianity
The rise of charismatic movements has challenged many aspects of traditional Christianity. These movements have sought to engage the spiritual Real, especially by developing methods of reaching unreached peoples. In many ways, they are similar to the charismatic movements of the past, but are markedly different. Evangelicals embraced charismatic movements to improve their missionary effectiveness. Evangelicals also sought to improve their own effectiveness by studying the demonic.
Miracles were a central part of the Christian experience in Africa. Millions of African Christians claim to have had miraculous experiences. In a two-volume work, Miracles, author Craig Keener outlines these miraculous experiences. However, these accounts cannot be viewed as proof of the power of Christianity. But they do serve to demonstrate that there is something to this belief system. Its most notable attribute is its adherence to the principles of Jesus’ teachings.
Charismatic Christians are devoted to evangelism and conversion. While they know they are engaged in a fierce end-times battle with the demonic, they also understand that it is important to maintain a balanced view of these beliefs. The threat of Satan and his demons has always been a powerful lure for people. Even today, people who promote health gospels still seek to exploit people’s desire for physical healing and their fear of disease.
Charismatic Christianity has become a global phenomenon. Its followers have taken on the characteristics of charismatic Christianity. It is a global phenomenon, with half a billion followers worldwide and increasing exponentially. It has brought charismatic Christianity into the mainstream and re-energized the militant Christian subject. In this context, prayer is an important tool in the spiritual warfare of Christianity. Its centrality in redemptive praxis makes it an ideal model for the globalization of charismatic Christianity.