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A New Light Dawns!


QUESTION: Did the APOSTLE PETER, the major spokes-person at the 33 AD Feast of Pentecost receive the Holy Ghost himself and speak in "unknown tongues". His speech is recorded, and seems to be well thought out and logical, -- easy to understand!



ANSWER: While it is TRUE that the APOSTLE PETER is the one whose speech is recorded by Luke, and later speeches by Peter also, Luke did not himself hear these sermons of Peter, but relied on Peter's memory of what he (Peter) had said.  Quite likely Peter said a lot of other things also, quite likely some of which was in "glossilalia" (ecstatic speech not understood).


Whether or not Peter himself spoke in other unknown tongues at the Feast of Pentecost in 33 AD, he did defend the actions of those who were acting at that time in a way that onlookers interpreted as being intoxicated from wine!

  Acts 2:1 "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

    2 "And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

    3 "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them."

    4 "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."

    5 "And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven."

   6 "Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language."

   7 "And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?"


    Acts 2:12 "And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

    13 "Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

     14 "But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words.

     15 "For these men are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day."

    16 "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;--


      After the unusual events of the Feast of Pentecost of 33 AD, Peter walked around with a fellow apostle, one of the 12 Apostles, which is here called "John" but research shows it not to be the "John" who wrote the "Gospel of John" but instead was a much more Charismatic individual here nick-named "John" for reasons we will soon discuss.  Let's just say for now that this "John" can be called --

Pope John

(an ESSENE "Pope" not a Catholic Pope)

    Acts 2:37 "Now when they heard this (Peter's sermon), they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the

rest of the apostles (which included "Pope John")

Men and brethren, what shall we do?"

    38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and

ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the PROMISE is unto you, and to your children, and to ALL THAT ARE AFAR OFF, even as many as the Lord  our God shall call."

 We do not generally think of Peter as either being a "Holy Ghost" preacher himself, or even helping others who where, but here it is in black and white -- initially HE WAS!

    Acts 2:41 'Then they that gladly received his word were baptized; and that same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls."

   42 "And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."

    43 And fear (another nick-name for "Pope John", the new Essene "Pope")

came upon every soul: and many WONDERS and SIGNS were done by the apostles." ("Wonders" and "signs" are further evidence here of this great Pentecostal Preacher of the first century AD who was soon "suppressed" in his activities by both Peter (very soon) and by Paul (a little later).

   44 "And all those that believed were together, and had all things common;  45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need."

(Here is one of the first signs of intentionally inaccurate reporting in Acts by Luke -- obviously "ALL MEN, as EVERY MAN had need--" does not refer to just any man off the street, be they Jew, Pagan, or an early believer in Christ --but refers only to the ESSENES, who according to Josephus, did exactly as Luke is describing here --- sold all their belongings WHEN THEY JOINED THIS SECT, and then shared equally in the money, food, and place to stay that belonged to the ESSENES.)

     We'll be hearing more about "Pope John" the great Pentecostal Preacher of the first century AD as we continue our research into  the PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT of 33 AD and what really happened to it!



NEXT QUESTION: Did LAZARUS, one of the best friends and companions of JESUS CHRIST, speak in Charismatic Tongues?

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