Corrie Ten Boom was Openly a Charismatic!

Yay, I just found out that Corrie was a charismatic!

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Corrie Ten Boom was Born and Died Today

Cornelia ten Boom was born on April 15, 1892, and died on her ninety-first birthday, April 15, 1983. …

From her experiences during the war, Corrie Ten Boom had a powerful message about forgiveness of stark evil, and submission to God’s will. …

People who remember her primarily for The Hiding Place may not realize that she was very involved in the charismatic movement, networking internationally with Christian groups who were pursuing miraculous healing, speaking in tongues, and prophetic words. She was very committed to that charismatic expression of her Christian faith. But during those decades when, at least in America, the extremely charismatic people were building their own separate relational networks, getting odd television shows, emphasizing what set them apart from everybody else, and often embarrassing their non-charismatic brothers and sisters, Corrie Ten Boom projected a calm, centered kind of evangelical Christianity. She was a kind of itinerant elder statesman for the charismatics, and made the rest of us feel that after all, if Corrie Ten Boom was one of them, they must not be as weird as their television representatives made them seem.

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