What is it about?

This article intended to encourage Indonesian Pentecostal people to see their political role as part of their spirituality. The servant in Isaiah 42:1-9 can be a representation of the Pentecostal as a man of Spirit. He, who is anointed by the Spirit of God, is actively involved in the redemptive works, namely the liberation and transformation of society. Accordingly, the Holy Spirit is endowed not to make Christian withdraws from the world, only concerned to personal salvation, and only interested in spiritual matters. The Holy Spirit enables the man of Spirit to be an agent of redemption through whatever works done in this world. Every work can be a redemptive work inspired by the Holy Spirit as long as the work brings glory to God.

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Why is it important?

This article has Indonesian Pentecostals revisit their understanding of mission moved by the Holy Spirit. The mission not only means activities for winning the souls, but it also includes their political engagement. Through politics, Pentecostal could collaborate with the other religious people in striving for the better life together, rather than looking other religious people as people living in the darkness and need to be freed by way of conversion to be Christian.


Writing this article provides a new understanding, that the work of the Spirit of God is not limited to the ecclesiastical sphere. The Spirit of God works widely beyond the boundaries of ecclesiastical ministry and not merely for the benefit of the church.

Yushak Soesilo
Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Intheos Surakarta

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This page is a summary of: From Mission to Doxology, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, August 2022, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/17455251-bja10036.
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