This article discusses Neo-Pentecostalism. It considers its history, traced all the way back to the second century and the appearance of Gnosticism and Montanism, yet becoming more official on account of John Wesley. The author explains its teachings and where they deviate from the full gospel revealed in Scripture.
Berkhof studies some perversions of the gospel from the time of the early New Testament church to when Gnosticism took centre stage. In the early church he takes note of perversions such as those of the Nazarenes, the Ebionites, and the Elkesaites. He also examines Gnosticism, its origins, character, teachings, and historical significance.
This article explores the ancient heresy Gnosticism, which bears influence still today.