Monday, June 16, 2014

Pentecost Myth #2 What really happened on Pentecost?

Myth #2

      As we all know, punctuation, capitalization, chapter and verse separations are entirely up to the translators of the Bible. Translators did what they felt best. Sometimes they even added words and sometimes left words out. Without a PC Bible program or a Teacher of the Word such as myself, it is nearly impossible to know what the original God-breathed Word said.

     Here are a couple of different translations of Acts 2:4:

 And they were all filled with the Holy (hagion) Ghost (pneuma), and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit (Pneuma )gave them utterance. KJV

 And they were all filled with [the] Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave to them to speak forth. Darby

     In the Greek there is no article "the" before Holy Ghost (Spirit), but there is one before Spirit. The presence or absence of this article determines whether or not capitalization should be used. Darby's translation indicates that there is no article "the," because it is put in [brackets], yet failed to make the following words lower case, as they should be.

      What the believers were filled with that day was the gift of holy spirit from the giver the Holy Spirit, who is God. It should read, "And they were all filled with holy spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." KJV God, Yahweh, is both holy and spirit. He gave that which he is. He didn't give Himself and he didn't give an entity separate from Himself.

Look at Acts 1:5. There is no article the before Holy Ghost, and should read, "... but ye shall be baptized with holy spirit." Acts 11:16 confirms this as well as many other places. The gift that day as well as today is holy spirit; the manifestation, the proof, that they had received the gift was speaking in tongues. Tongues was not the gift and never will be.

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