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Pilgrim Holiness Denomination

Discussion in 'Wesley's Parish - Methodist/ Nazarene' started by Ave Maria, Nov 28, 2004.

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  1. Ave Maria

    Ave Maria Ave Maria Gratia Plena

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    What is the basic beliefs of the Pilgrim Holiness denomination? I think they are very conservative but I am not sure. Can anyone confirm this? I looked for an official denomination site but can't find one. From what I understand, they shun most technology like cable television. Can anyone confirm this as well? I'm curious about them. Thanks!
     
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    herev CL--you are missed! Supporter

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    From what I can tell, the pilgrim holiness church merged with the Wesleyan Methodist Church and became together the Wesleyan church (1968). other than Holiness churches with the name "Pilgrim," I am unaware that any still exist as a denomination
     
  3. Ave Maria

    Ave Maria Ave Maria Gratia Plena

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    Hmm.. I was thinking that we have some Pilgrim Holiness Churches around here. :scratch:
     
  4. herev

    herev CL--you are missed! Supporter

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    they may be around Holly, and I'm just not aware of it--but I have spent a lot of time researching those in the Wesleyan family--and I can't find any that still are around. If you find one, let me know--I'd be very interested
     
  5. Ave Maria

    Ave Maria Ave Maria Gratia Plena

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    Oh ok. I am pretty sure we have a Pilgrim Holiness church in our town. Not sure if it's Pilgrim Holiness or not. And then there is an independent church which I believe closely relates itself with Pilgrim Holiness.
     
  6. Dr. Holly

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    Hey holly,

    The Pilgrim Holiness church does still exist. Mostly they are found in the Southern states. In fact, there are quite a few here near my town as well. You might find one or two in the northern states, but it's probably rare. Their beliefs basically fall in line with that of most Holiness churches. They are ultra conservative. Most believe that women should not cut their hair, have to wear long dresses, no makeup, and watching tv is not acceptable. Their only source is basically studying the Bible. They do however allow their children to attend public schools.

    They are somewhat related to the Wesleyan church with the same beliefs, but are much more conservative and extremely strict. They broke off in the 1900's because they felt that the true Wesleyan belief (like Methodist, etc.) were too liberal. Therefore they desired a more strict church and brached off on their own, but still kept the general Wesleyan doctrine.

    Hope this helps you hon. God bless you! :hug:
     
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    herev CL--you are missed! Supporter

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    cool, thanks for sharing with all of us
     
  8. WiredSpirit

    WiredSpirit and all God's people said... meh

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    There is a really, really small Pilgrim Holiness church in my neighborhood. Its actually smaller than my house! All I can say is RUN AWAY!
     
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    No problem. :) ;)



     
  10. Joshua Howard

    Joshua Howard Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit of Happiness

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    We have a very small one not far from here, up on Washington State (South of Seattle) where I live. It is a very small church, and my Mom used to be a part of it. While they are a holiness church, they are quite dead and legalistic -- My church has standards much like theirs (i.e., No TV, etc.), but we differ greatly in that for the most part me and my church body consider standards to be a compliment to the faith, whereas the Pilgrim Holiness church and others like it seem to think that standards and rules are the essence of Christianity. I do not know enough to judge the entire denomination or any group of churches, but that nevertheless is my experience.
     
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    Maid Marie Zechariah 4:6

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    Going through old posts here....

    The Pilgrim Holiness and the Wesleyan Methodists joined in 1968 to form The Wesleyan Church. But, some of the congregations in both groups didn't join in the merger. I believe it was because they viewed this new denomination as being too worldly. So you will find pockets of both groups floating around. The town in northern PA that I grew up in had a Wesleyan Methodist church in it. I visited it once - before I realized the difference between Wesleyan Methodist and The Wesleyan Church. Nothing personal....but it freaked me out...cuz while it had similar roots as my CotN, the external stuff was so different that I was like a fish out of water.

    I know that in PA and Upstate NY one can find several churches of both groups.
     
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    Zoness Neopagan Cryptoanarchist Supporter

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    There wasn't a lot of good information about these guys on the net, here is what I managed to pull off of Wikipedia:

     
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