Bible Study Moment

Pentecost snuck up on me. I think it is because of our trip in May. Let’s look at Acts 2.

I remember reading a certain liberal theologian stating that clearly the 3,000 baptized on Pentecost is an exaggeration because Peter would have to be baptizing a person every 15 seconds. My thought was “Why do you think Peter was the only one baptizing on Pentecost?” At a minimum there would have been the 12 apostles, and maybe more of the 120 or so who were in the upper room when the Holy Spirit appeared as tongues of fire with the mighty wind.

Peter quotes one of the more inclusion passages of scripture, even in the King James Version that sounds so male dominant: (emphasis added) Joel 2:28-29, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon ALL flesh: and your sons and your DAUGHTERS shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:  And on my servants and on my HANDMAIDENS I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and THEY shall prophesy:”.

Mark Phillips