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Pentecost and the gift of tongues
According to the account in Acts (1:13-15), the day of Pentecost, about one hundred and twenty disciples of Christ were filled with the Holy Spirit, as Jesus promised (John 14:26). These faithful received the miraculous power to teach foreigners from over 15 different countries in their own language.
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The inv 20303 Pentecost
Jean Restout Rouen 1692
Sully 2nd floor room 43
This huge painting, originally
curved and wider, was painted
for the refectory of the abbey
The Bible mentions other disciples who had this amazing ability (Acts 19:6). The apostle Paul was one (1 Corinthians 2:18 p.m.). It is interesting to note that the Bible does not say that Jesus and the prophets before him had spoken in tongues. This new supernatural gift was a "sign" of God's support, indicating the non-believers direction. "Languages ​​are a sign for unbelievers. ". - 1 Corinthians 2:22 p.m.
"When the Holy Spirit
befall on you (...)
you will be my witnesses
even in the most region
distant from the earth. "

Acts 1:8

"But while the day went by
the [festival of] Pentecost, they were
all together in the same place,
and suddenly there came a sound from heaven
similar to that of a violent wind,
and it filled all the house
where they were sitting.
And languages ​​such as fire
became visible to them
and were distributed, and it sat upon each of them, and they were all filled
with the Holy Spirit and began to speak
in other languages, as the Spirit
gave them utterance. "
Acts 2:1-4
"Languages ​​are
sign for
non-believers. "

1 Corinthians 2:22 p.m.

Risen Jesus was asked to go "make disciples of people of all the earth. "This gift is therefore also an effective way to the 1st century Christians to preach in languages ​​they had never learned. Unlike movements 'Pentecostal', they did not use an unintelligible jargon that would have taken place in prayer to God. "It was not language created from scratch, or inarticulate cries, nor ecstatic exclamation, but known languages ​​spoken by other men, including the Holy Spirit communicated the temporary use some faithful . "AA132

"It was not language created from scratch, but known languages ​​spoken by other men"

At the dawn of the early Christian congregation, these gifts were needed to demonstrate dramatically that God had withdrawn his support for the Jewish nation to grant Christians. - Hebrews 2:2-4
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The descent of the Holy Spirit inv 27499
Laurent de La Hyre, Paris 1606
First drawing of the series in the history of St. Stephen.


Le Brun, Graphics

Pentecost (Greek pentekoste, fiftieth) was among the Jews an annual holiday that marks the end of the barley harvest and the beginning of that of wheat. It is also called "the day of the first ripe fruit" (Numbers 28:26), and the Greek Scriptures is the name used for the Feast of Harvest (Exodus 11:16 p.m.) or Feast of Weeks (Exodus 34: 22). In the Jewish calendar, Shavuot was going 'full seven weeks after Passover, from 16 Nisan, the day the sheaf of barley was offered. - Leviticus 11:15 p.m.
"Let there be tongues,
they will cease "

1 Corinthians 13:8

The supernatural gift
he place in the

Christianity today?

"All do not speak
language, is not it? "

1 Corinthians 24:30

The supernatural gift of tongues he place in the original Christianity? After Pentecost, no text of the Scriptures shows that someone has received the gift of the spirit out of the presence of the apostles chosen by Jesus. About the miraculous gifts, including languages, Paul wrote under the inspiration they "cease" (1 Corinthians 13:8) Apostle. While only the first Christians received the gift of tongues to facilitate oral transmission of the gospel, the Bible presents a clear and intelligible message that is currently available in thousands of languages.

But how to discern that the Holy Spirit today? Jesus Christ gave a timeless sign that would identify his disciples: "By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves. "- John 13:35

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