Saturday, March 31, 2018

What You Need To Know About Bishop Charles Harrison Mason

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By Brenda Davis

For the past centuries, there are many prominent individuals and organizations that are recognized for their deeds, valiant efforts and promising contribution to the society. They all come in different nationality, age and gender. This only signify that humans are highly creative, flexible and nearly impeccable beings.

Especially in Theology, there are plenty of people who are recognized for many important things. One of the people who have made a good impression to the Bishop of the Church of God is Bishop Charles Harrison Mason. He was the founder and such Church was then developed into what we know these days as the biggest Pentecostal church. Just like with the rest, he also has a story to tell us that we might want to know. Follow his childhood and stories by reading the following paragraphs.

In spite having no support for his education, his biggest influence in religions was his mother and father. Born in Tennessee by former slaves, Mason encountered difficulties. At 15, he joined a particular Missionary and later on received a baptism by his brother. Even if he greatly opposed on pursuing ministry because of his dedication to become a clergyman, he still become one.

Around 1880, a serious epidemic broke out that travel across neighboring regions and greatly affect his father named Jerry. Since most treatment centers, hospitals and clinics at that period were shabby and in poor maintenance, his father died from the illness forcing him and the rest of family to moved to Arkansas. Even though he later contracted the ailment, Charles was miraculously saved by the prayers from his loved ones.

Throughout his entire journey, he experienced numerous things which allow him to convert to Holiness and Pentecostalism. Because he was greatly inspired by an African Methodist Episcopal church evangelist named Amanda Berry Smith, Mason claimed great sanctification and start preaching it to some local churches. Together with some people he get acquainted with, they helped spread the doctrine in various places.

Mason had so many travels that allow him to further preach and spread his faith to other people. He was not solely focus on a single church, but rather he had plenty of experiences in numerous places. Other than visiting Colleges, he also takes part of some community practices. On 1926, he formed an organization which concerns the basic policies and regulations of church.

He never missed on being married. Mason biography note that he had three wives whom he was devoted to. The first being someone he knew is Alice Saxton. But since Saxton was not satisfied with his Ministerial life, he decided to have a divorce. Although he did not wish to marry again, he met his second wife. Later on, he achieved a happy and long life with the final and third wife.

By his death in 1961, the group he started slowly spread in numerous areas, including some foreign places. Eventually, the churches and members increase in numbers. In the early 21st century, the group is believed as the largest organization in US.

At present times, there are plenty of organizations and groups which were named on him. Awards, merits and certifications are presented to them. For that reason, hundreds and thousands of people are greatly intrigued.

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