Brownsville Revival was of the DEVIL!

Brownsville Revival was no revival.

Those was the words of this older man in Negros today. He saw that I had a bible and was reading it. We talked and he proudly told me he was a former professor at Pensacola Christian College. I do mean proudly.

Having a friend that went to the school there, I knew just how legalistic, out of touch and condemning they are. If there is a beat to a song, it is demonic according to them. Jeans are off limits for women too.

Did I dare tell him I went not only to Brownsville Revival School of Ministry but also Oral Roberts University?

“Brownsville Revival was too worldly”

Really? I look back and think that Brownsville Revival was too legalistic if anything. It was a page out of traditional classic Pentecostalism. That means some legalism that people never really for set free from.

In the heat of Florida, we had to dress like we was going to the General Council of the Assemblies of God. No matter if we was in the Air Conditioning or not!

I love the Brownsville Revival but legalism was there…. but not the level of Pensacola Christian College. I will give you that!

“Brownsville wasn’t about Jesus.”

In all the meetings that I was in, I never saw a night that the gospel wasn’t preached by someone in some form. In anything, the Brownsville Revival was too weak on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I am sure my legalistic friends would disagree.

He went to tell me how Steve Hill, Dr. Micheal L. Brown, and others deceived and no one was saved there. They were all false salvation.

What is scary is people like this really think they are right and they are the only ones going to heaven. Sad really.


  • Richard Ventonis
    June 12, 2015 - 3:49 pm

    Good obsvervation about the man’s words. When the Word, Jesus, manifested in Brownsville or any other place, no power of hell dared to dwell there. The presence of the Lord comes in Holy Fire and saving power.–Lord, heal and deliver the older man!

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  • Steven Grew
    June 12, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    As others…you error in your assertion of ultra legalism at Pensacola Christian College. I attended worship there and was friends with the Pastor/President for many years. Yes they are conservative compared to the more liberal school of Oral Roberts and other Pentecostal schools, but their was a clear difference from the students going to PCC and the kids of the world. I visited Brownsville Revival several times back then and felt there was to much entertainment rather than true worship! I know many were save there and I praise God for that but I also know many other things that went on there that were not of the Lord.

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    • Peter Vandever
      June 12, 2015 - 3:56 pm

      Difference: we didnt look like people out of the 1800’s….. legalism is never good.

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    • Aaron Gibson
      June 17, 2015 - 5:57 am

      How do you “too much entertainment” or “true worship”? I’m not trying to sound snarky. I’ve been to a whole lot of worship services. Some have “felt” off – like entertainment, others – that have a very similar appearance – felt like true worship. So what exactly is this “clear difference”?

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      • Aaron Gibson
        June 17, 2015 - 5:59 am

        Sorry, I meant to ask: how do you QUALIFY “too much entertainment” and “true worship”?

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  • Susanna
    April 2, 2019 - 7:42 pm

    That’s interesting. When I moved to Georgia, I started to meet a lot of PCC students. I was always so afraid they would ask where I went to school. I kept it a secret that I went to Brownsville for a while. In the meantime, my image of PCC as a legalistic-robot-making machine was dismantled a little. The couples I met that went there did seem to still struggle with appearances always being in order- but their faith seemed truly genuine. I call a few of them friends. Interestingly enough, I joined another homeschool group based on knowing some of the women went to PCC because, by now- I was started to get skeptical of most charismatic churches that I could say truly had no respect of scripture and were in fact worldly. But, again if PCC students took away that we were worldly, that was definitely off. If anything, I bordered on legalism while there, and that’s not a reflection of Brownsville per se, just my application of it.

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    • Azusa Report
      April 3, 2019 - 6:13 pm

      There was some legalism at BRSM.

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