Истоки Движения святости в Японии
The Holiness movement, accentuating the importance for every true Christian of achieving the state of Christian perfection as well as of experiencing the so-called “entire sanctification” by the Holy Spirit during one’s lifetime, began spreading in Japan at the end of the XIX – beginning of the XX century. One of its most prominent leaders was Nakada Juji (1870–1939), who founded the Japanese Holiness Church in 1917. Main tenets of Nakada’s teaching included the belief in Biblical infallibility, justification by the death of Christ on the Cross, in the entire sanctification by the Holy Spirit and achievement of the state of holiness during one’s lifetime, curing all diseases by faith alone, and in the Second Coming of Christ. Along with ideas similar to those of other holiness movements in the world, Nakada propagated a number of specific concepts, including the idea of the unique historical and cultural mission of Japan and special spiritual and even genetic ties of the Japanese with the Jews. Nakada’s ideas exercised significant influence upon his contemporaries as well as on the future generations of holiness movements’ leaders and Pentecostalist groups in Japan.