Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-4
According to most of the commentaries now available on the book of Acts, something new and revolutionary be- gan on the Day of Pentecost. Other writers draw a line at Matthew 1:1 and say the so-called New Testament marks the beginning of a new something in God's program. They seem to forget that events in the four Gospels and Acts are clearly predicted in the so-called Old Testament and are all in fulfillment of promises made to David in the matter of a kingdom and a King, cis well as the fulfillment of prophecies by many of the prophets. When our Lord began His public ministry, He said He was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. He cured a leper and commanded him to go to the temple and offer the gift prescribed by Moses. Jerusalem remains to this day the center of Jewish religion and is still that in the book of Revelation.
Wouldn't it be more accurate to say the four Gospels complete the so-called Old Testament, and the Book of Acts records the start of that kingdom so long anticipated by God's People?
God was ready on the Day of Pentecost to bring in the kingdom; but His people said, "Nothing doing!" So, God set them and the kingdom in abeyance, raised up the one apostle- Paul--and with his name change we are told'by the Holy Spirit that something new was beginning. Remember, Abram became Abraham, and Jacob became Israel? Let's let God, rather than men, tell us when something new is be- ginning.
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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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