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  • Bob Grove for verse 4
    The Book of Acts is so important.

    Here in Acts 2 we can see the proper position of Christ's church .

    Their founder and foundation of the apostles all Jewish and they met in the TEMPLE. They where not called christians , but are of the commonwealth of Israel . Christian was a label that came at Antioch, not from God the father , Jesus or the Holy Spirit , or even Apostles. But most Likely the religious Jews or other people of influence.

    Sorry no Catholic Church here or Protestant church either or so many of the cult like groups .

    Read Acts and understand what the real faith is . Or at least grow your understanding only based in the scriptures. Forget the hundreds of denominations that can not agree on even what bible to read . KJV is a proven bible with blessings to those that listen to Gods words contained within . The word of God is precious to those that hear and obey . Men just deceive these days , here you go read Acts God has supplied for the truth seekers .
  • Janggoulen Haokip for verse 13
    I heard that some people saying Adam first wife was Lilith is it true or false? I really wanna know please help me I want to know the truth.According to my believe Adam first wife was Eve
  • Chris for verse 13
    Yes, stay true to your belief that Adam's wife was Eve. What you have been told by others is wrong, as that information (that Lilith was Adam's first wife) is based on some Jewish folklore that Lilith was created from the same clay as Adam & this legend developed further over the Middle Ages into various stories.

    The Bible teaches us that God created Eve from the rib of Adam (Genesis 2:21) not from clay & the biblical account of their sin & that sin passed on to succeeding generations, can only be found in the God's Word. Only in the Bible can we find & learn of true history of those days, so keep reading it to learn more about God & his requirements for you.
  • Mishael for verse 13
    There is no one named Lilith in the Bible. I just checked it through the Search Box when you first enter this website. I checked the google box too.

    Some mention to statues for sale. That is what the Bible calls an IDOL. Check the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20

    You've asked this before. Why?
  • Tony Lomenzo for verse 13
    Who was doing the mocking in Acts 2:13?
  • Jesse for verse 13
    They were the Palestinian Jews who were there, the "Hometown people."
  • Mishael Living Water and The New Wine for verse 13
    The disciples were having Church: there may have been some visitors.

    The manifestation of the Holy Spirit fell upon them and the physical pains and tiredness were replaced by the joy of the Holy Spirit____who is a real Person.

    He's here for believers and we ought not grieve Him by saying there's a couple dozen drunks in the Church. I have been in meetings like that. It is the most awe inspiring experience I have ever felt!!

    Another time it was a Wed. night and amazingly a lot of people came. Short sermon on negative confessions and talking trash to ourselves like: it'll never happen for me, or I'll never find a mate. By then we all did the "slip down" in our chairs; everybody looking at everybody else. Then Pastor said IF YOU WANT ALL THOSE NEGATIVE CONFESSIONS removed: come to the stage. Someone got up, then me and about 90% of the room went forward. I got within 10 feet of the Pastor and kinda slumped to the floor, seated. The Anointing was SO POWERFUL!! The Holy Spirit was doing some healing! Some of us were having trouble walking: kinda drunken looking.

    ITS THE NEW WINE! Written in scripture.

    Going back to my chair: there was about 15 hypocrites still seated that didn't go up. I know they probably wish they had; but pride can be hard thing to maintain.

    I've had other experiences and each one was different. If people in Church will invite the Holy Spirit to come too; it's possible for everyone to be healed! He knows what we NEED. Alpha and Omega.

    If you desire a closer walk with are the only one who can make that happen. It's about yielding to the Holy Spirit. Tell flesh and soulish attitudes to be still.

    Someday the Holy Spirits presence is not going to be so powerful on earth; once the end times press forward. Invite Him to move into your life; every day; taking walks.

    I sing to Him. But what's precious is when He sings a song to you. It's near your heart area and your spirit and soul unite with Him.
  • Acts 10 kjv. Alex comment about water baptism. 3 Times in the New Testament its recorded Jesus said John baptised you with water but i will baptise you with the H.G. AND FIRE . Jesus knew that all of his disciples had been water baptised but he warns them if i wash thee NOT you will have NO PART WITH ME which speaks volumes of a greater baptism then water. The foot washing was a heart washing satan had entered Judas heart and not his feet, its not our feet that defile us ,its our hearts,but Jesus said he that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me,but Judas neva assaulted Jesus with his feet,( his heel ) Judas assaulted Jesus with his heart.the scripture said that satan had entered the heart of judas to betray Jesus, Jesus said its the things that enter the heart of a man that DEFILES HIM. ITS not out personal hygiene that defiles its our Spritual hygiene that defiles us.Several of th disciples continued to water baptise after the Cross ( the blood ) But Peter was commanding water baptism, even saying who can forbid water in essence saying the BLOOD was insufficient. thats y the lord was so upset with Peter rebuking him 3 times with that sheet with all the UNCLEAN animals which was the Church that was made clean by the BLOOD of the lamb not water baptism peter was commanding. Paul was the only 1 who saw the error in water baptism saying it wd make the BLOOD OF NO EFFECT BY BAPTISING WITH WATER. God told Peter what i have made CLEAN (by the blood ) donot call common or unclean, Peter was impling that the baptism of the H.G did not made them Clean they still needed water baptism, a slap in the face of God. But after that Peter understood the vision he says Then remembered i the WORDS of our lord John baptised you with water but i will baptise you with the H.G and fire, THE Sheet was knit at the 4 corners the blood is knit in the 4 gospels th CROSS etc. Even in the O.T. without the shedding of blood there was no remission of SINS. GBU
  • SouthernGirl48 for verse 4
    The proper form of baptism is in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as Jesus designated in Matthew 28:19, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

    That being said we split hairs on some scripture and I don't think it was in God's will to build a whole religious system on baptism. It is an external command that we be baptized unto his death and symbolic to the world we are Christians...Christ followers. We are not saved by baptism but by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Albert for verse 4
    The proper of baptism is in the name of Jesus. There is no one baptized in the New Testament ever baptized under the titles Father, Son, HolyGhost. Father is not a name, Son is not a name, and Holy Ghost is not a name. These are titles. Jesus told them to baptize in NAME of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I am a father, and a son, and I have the Holy Ghost, but that is not my name. Jesus is the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost( John17:6; I Timothy 3:16; Acts 2:38,John 14:9) Jesus said except a man be born of the water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Baptism is necessary for salvation. If it were not necessary, then Jesus would not have allowed John to baptize Him. We need baptism. Jesus did not die on the Cross for nothing. Sins are only remitted by the name of Jesus. Baptism remits sins. If we believe that His blood provided us with a door to get to God, we must repent of our sins, be baptized in Jesus name, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost according to the scriptures. If we truly believe in the Blood of Jesus, then we will obey what He said about baptism.
  • Jesse for verse 4

    Can you please clarify your statement: "Baptism is necessary for salvation. If it were not necessary, then Jesus would not have allowed John to baptize Him."

    It looks like you are saying that Jesus needed to be baptized for salvation? There was a reason why Jesus was baptized, but it had nothing to do with salvation.
  • Annie for verse 4
    I love reading the comments, and have looked back pretty far to comments regarding the Book of Acts.

    Salvation message in a nutshell is Acts 2:38. Someone once told me that the disciples got it wrong when they baptised in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. How sad. Sad to are those who refuse baptism and call it a 'work'. 1 Peter 3:21 tells us that... baptism doth now also save us....

    Lots of things to cover but for now my last point is using Websters, Collins etc dictionaries cannot be used for Biblical understanding. You need a Strong's concordance to give you the correct meanings.

    I pray that you all blessed in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, as you study His precious Word.
  • Albert for verse 4
    God bless you, my sister. You are so right. Salvation is in Acts 2:38. But it is sad that so many do not receive it. God is still pouring out the Holy Ghost on believers.
  • Lowell Blackwood for verse 38
    does Jesus talk on effects of alcohol?
  • Willie for verse 38
    I was baptized at 19, but i have a question that i have struggled with since, as i was in the pool getting ready to be baptized the Pastor said to the people watching lets all pray that the Lord will give rich the gift of speaking in tongues, I was shocked to hear him say that and when i came up from the water i was quite embarrassed because i didn't get the gift. My question is was i still baptized or must i get it again. I am a Christian and the lord has answered many prayers since that day, but i have often wondered
  • Leigh for verse 38

    Just stand on the scriptures, God will take care of the rest, He will honour Your stand on His Word.

    Acts 2:38 KJV

    [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.

    Find someone who will baptise you in the name of the Jesus Christ, if you haven't already.

    Then you will not be tossed about by every ones opinions.

    John 16:13 KJV

    [13] Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

    He will guide you into all truth.

    1 John 2:27 KJV

    [27] But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

    ye need not that any man teach you

    There you go Willie, that's God's Word.

    Stand on it, He promised it. Praise the Lord.

    Faith leads to obedience.

    John 15:7 KJV

    [7] If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    You want Him to settle this doubt, ask Him and believe Him when He said - it shall be done unto you.

    Matthew 24:35 KJV

    [35] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

    God bless you
  • Mishael to Willie for verse 38
    Sometimes you need to read a lot of scripture About the Holy Spirit to be CERTAIN about who He is and what He is all about. He is not a tongue.

    If you are nervous about who the Holy Spirit is... He already knows you are. He'll wait till you search the scriptures to be settled in your mind, that He is the 3rd person of the Godhead; He is the Spirit of Christ Jesus. Jesus went to the Cross partly so we all who believe on Jesus can receive the Holy Spirit without fears. Knowledge is strength.

    If your Bible has a dictionary OR a concordance; look up all those scriptures.

    When you ARE SURE you want the Holy Spirit ?? Then hold up your hands and say this out loud: " Holy Spirit I trust you and I want everything that you want me to have". I receive it now by faith. Thank you Jesus!!

    Amen! Praise God! So Be It! Hallelujah!
  • Jesse for verse 38

    The only gift that is promised to those who receive Christ is the gift of the Holy Spirit. He gives us His Spirit. No other gift is promised to us. You had nothing to be embarrassed about. There are some who teach that speaking in tongues is evidence that you have the Holy Spirit. Some will also say that your inability to speak in tongues is because of your "lack of faith." There's a theological term for that. It's called Baloney! There is no such thing as a person who has been born of God's Spirit lacking faith. I have never spoken in tongues but I have no doubt that God's Spirit is working in my life. The tongues that are being taught in the church today are not the tongues of the bible. As far as getting re-baptized (Water), there is nothing saying you can't do that. Water baptism is an outward testimony of an inward change. In other words, you are giving a public testimony that you have received Christ and you are identifying yourself with His death, burial, and resurrection. Water baptism is a physical human expression. Jesus baptizes people with His Spirit. That is the baptism that saves you!
  • According to Acts 2:38 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. Repent-----You got to be sorry for all the sins you have committed (knowingly and unknowingly and those sins you are just plain ignorant of. Be baptized-----(In water) the submerging of the entire body. Ye (You shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost) ----The evidence of speaking in tongues (the language that only GOD, HIMSELF will give unto you. If a person has been baptized and the Speaking in tongues has not come immediately then the person must continue to pray then-surely GOD will place the language into your mouth. Thank GOD for placing His Holy Spirit in me. This Language is not of myself because I cannot do it by myself. When GOD places HIS Spirit (The Holy Ghost into a person, they will know that there is An Almighty GOD that lives within HIS people. This Gift is not of man and it cannot be measured by man and his limited (small amount of knowledge but it is from above) The GOD that sits in the Highest Heaven and rules the entire earth in which HE, HIMSELF GOD made. Please, GOD, help the readers of these words seek for the forgiveness of their sins, be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ so that they can experience the Gift of GOD. LORD, we need YOU, the entire world needs YOU, LORD, Trouble on every side, we need YOU, The storms of life is ragging, YOU, DEAR GOD is our hope. YOU, FATHER GOD is sturring the world like the eagle stirs his nest, we are helpless with You, JESUS.
  • Willie for verse 38
    Thank you all so very much
  • Albert for verse 4
    This same outpouring of the HolyGhost is for us day. We can be filled with HolyGhost by the evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
  • Chris for verse 4
    Albert, further to what Bob has shared: I believe there is confusion on the meaning of the word 'tongue'. Sadly, it is often interpreted as some special uttering that may or may not be known to us. Hence, as some who have this 'gift' have said to me, that a 'tongue' could be an earthly language or a heavenly language. But is this what the Scripture, indeed all of Scripture on this subject implies?

    In such situations, I wish I could altogether remove the word, 'tongue', & just insert 'unknown or unlearned language' as it clearly implies in Scripture, i.e. a language in existence on Earth, but which has not been learned by the utterer. When this gift came upon men showing the arrival & indwelling of the Holy Spirit in people, they always spoke in a language that they had not learned but it was a language that was known by someone else. Thus, the 'tongue' served absolutely no purpose unless it was for the benefit of another (e.g. as evidence to the unsaved & to hear God's message to them, or God's Word to believers, if only it came with interpretation).

    And to those dear, well meaning believers so 'gifted', also suggested to me, a non-gifted 'tongue' believer, that if no 'tongue' came out of me, then I should just 'start babbling something to start the process going'! Of course, an extreme, perverted understanding of the Gift, but it showed to me, as a new Christian, the lengths they would go to give such importance to this least of all gifts. The only occasion of when this 'gift' is used other than what I've indicated here, is when there is none to interpret it, that it is used not publicly, but in his/her prayer to God & be edified through it (1 Corinthians 14:28).
  • Bob Hilt for verse 4
    The Bible speaks on tongues 1 Corinthians 12:28 - And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. (Tongues notice the last least gift.)

    1 Corinthians 12:29 - Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

    1 Cor 12:30 - Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

    1 Cor 12:31 - But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

    1 Corinthians 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues. for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues.

    1 Corinthians Chapter 14: 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue,

    hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

    27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

    28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

    ....But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church....

    not one Pentecostal church I have ever been to have ever followed this in scripture.

    tongues is the least important gift. no interpreter = keep silent.
  • Albert for verse 4
    Tongues are the initial evidence that one has received the gift of the HolyGhost. There are nine gifts of the Spirit outlined in I Corinthians 12. Paul wrote to the Corinthians to help things in order; for they were all out of order. The gift of tongues outlined in I Corinthians 12 is part of the nine gifts of the Spirit. Every believer who received the HolyGhost may not have the gift of tongues. While a person will speak in tongues when they receive the HolyGhost according to Acts 2:4 and Acts 2:38, he or she may not have the gift of tongues. I have never witnessed where one speaks in tongues in the congregation and there was no one who could interpret what was said. I understood what you documented from I Corinthians 14. I agree. Again, there are nine gifts: 1) word of wisdom; 2) word of knowledge; 3) gift of faith; 4)gifts of healing; 5)working of miracles; 6) gift of prophecy; 7) discerning of spirits; 8) divers kinds of tongues; and 9) interpretaion of tongues. These gifts are operating in the church today. I have witnessed all nine in operation in the body of Christ. They are in people. Some people may have one gift; while others have multiple gifts. God has set them in the church to edify the body of Christ and bring glory to Him. Tongues are not forbidden in the body of Christ; and all should seek to bring glory to God by edifying the church. Prophesy edifies the church; tongues edify an individual believer. We should all, if do not posess the interpretation( not a translation) of tongues, pray that we may interpret. Again, I have witnessed all nine gifts in operation. You can interpret if you desire that gift from God. Trust me, I know. But we should desire spiritual gifts to bring glory to God and to edify or encourage the fellow believer. Again, God is still fulfilling prophesy (Joel 2:28). Christians need the leaders of the body of Christ to teach them what is proper and orderly.
  • Sabelo Plaatjie for verse 43
    what advantages were received by the people which could be related to this period of corona virus
  • Izabella eakin for verse 1
    how do I figure out the oldest bible verse I've read ?
  • George Lannon for verse 46
    Did the early church worship daily, and take Communion daily?
  • Chris for verse 46
    George, we do get glimpses of the early Church. Acts 2:46 says that "they continued daily with one accord in the Temple". The new believers still went to the Temple to worship God but through His Son. The Temple had specific times for prayer during the day, so Christians also joined the Jewish throng in worship daily. "and breaking bread from house to house": some commentators believe that this was actually done in one house, though the point was that whenever they met together, they probably had a meal & during that time, also took the bread & cup & remembered the Saviour's Sacrifice. Paul, in 1 Cor 11:20-22, chastises the Corinthian believers that they made mockery of the Lord's Supper, in that they gorged themselves with food & wine & not waiting for all to be served. He said that this was not the Lord's Supper which required seriousness & decorum as they the meal followed with the remembrance of the Lord. And this was observed on any occasion they met or as they wished.
  • Fred Scanlan
    Peter and others who were chosen,saw Christ before the day of Pentecost.Peter somehow has settled it in His heart that Christ has forgiven him for his denial,Christ giving Him authority to feed His sheep.Peter was certainly more than humbled by it all!The Jews are relentless towards him and his brothers in Christ. Claiming after they received the holy Ghost they were full of wine.Remember Peter has a temper.The first thing Peter does is convict them of their sin. He proclaims King Davids confession and its fulfillment!The very King David these Jews professed ,who's words have been fulfilled.Peter comes at them not with a sword,but with the word, they realize and confess their sin!The power in Peters words proved that indeed they had received the holy ghost.If your not convicted of sin and u don't have a need for confession, you are in the wrong church!The holy spirit moves and works in us through the word of God , moving us to confess ours sins one to another! Repent and be baptized!
  • Amen! This tells people exactly what they need to do to follow Jesus Christ.

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