Before the movement went so completely off the reservation, it centered around a very basic synergistic "Christian" doctrine. With roots in Arminianism, though, faith alone by grace alone in Christ alone for the glory of God alone was not part of the typical Pentecostal / Charismatic canon.

For a time I belonged to a Charismatic Presbyterian church (EPC) in which some lip service was paid to God's sovereignty, but we were never taught the doctrines of grace there! The point is, though, that the movement in later years - and today - crosses almost all denominational and traditional lines. There are Charismatic Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic as well as Charismatics of almost every Protestant stripe.

The true message of God's sovereign grace, however, is largely incompatible with the usual forms that the movement takes.

-R