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What are the origins of the Salvation Army and explain its development?

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Salvation Army - Sec A What are the origins of the Salvation Army and explain its development? The Salvation Army is an international movement, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. It originated in 1865 in London with the work of William Booth. Originally called Christian Revival Association, it was renamed the East London Christian Mission in 1870 and from 1878 has been known as the Salvation Army, Now a worldwide organization. It has military titles for its officials, is renowned for its brass bands and its weekly journal called the 'War cry'. The Salvation Army's message is based on the Bible. The Salvation Army's ministry is motivated by love for God. Finally the Salvation Army's mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus and meet human needs in His name, without discrimination. William Booth is the founder of the Salvation Army. William booth was born in Nottingham in 1829. He started working as an apprentice at the age of 13 years so that he could support his family. He didn't enjoy his job but he learnt a lot about poverty. During his teenage years he became a Christian and he spent much of his time persuading other people to become Christians. ...read more.


At 14 she became ill and spent much of her time writing articles encouraging people not to drink. She met William when he came to preach at her church. They fell in love and after three years engagement they got married. They had a simple wedding so that they could use all there time and money for God. Catherine spent most of her time working in the church but found the courage to speak at children's meetings. Women didn't speak at adult meetings, but Catherine believed that women had an equal right to speak. Catherine began to speak to people in there homes, mainly alcoholics whom she helped ton start a new life. When the Christian mission started in 1865 William preached to the poor while Catherine preached to the rich, who often gave financial support. She began to hold her own campaigns and designed a flag, bonnets for the ladies. She soon became known as the 'army mother'. Opposition that the Salvation Army uncounted. The main opposition came from pub owners who lost a lot of there regular customers when they converted in Booths army. This meant there profits fell rapidly and business suffered. When the army did street parades for the homeless and the people who couldn't get to them, people often complained and became angry and it quite often resulted in violent attacks. ...read more.


Midnight control Support work in prison Emergency backup Charity shops Mothers groups 3 course meals fro �1.70 Songster brigade Church Youth clubs Children's homes Elderly homes Job centers Missing person's bureau Banks for micro loans used in Africa today. Members of the Salvation Army are called Soldiers. To become a soldier, the person should have faith in Jesus Christ. They will then attend several classes to learn about the Army, doctrines etc. they then speak about morality and standards expected. At the end of the course they sign a covenant 'Articles of War' and are publicly enrolled at a Sunday service. They then have a choice whether to wear uniform or not. Salvation Army officers have status of ordained ministers and are employed full time on professional basis. Ministry includes preaching Christian gospel, visiting hospitals, institutions, prisons, counseling, conducting weddings, funerals, dedication of children. Local officers like church elders, take on responsibilities in looking after and running of the corps. Adherents are people who chose to make SA there spiritual home and place of worship- they don't make the same commitments as soldiers. SA has several symbols they use: Crest- Blue border-holiness/ purity of God Yellow star- fire of the Holy Spirit. Red - blood of Jesus Motto in star- blood and fire Flag- first used in Coventry 1878. Usually carried at dedication of children, funerals of soldiers for example. Natasha Downes 11CA ...read more.

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