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What is meant by the descent of the Holy Spirit?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by adrian009, Feb 15, 2019.

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  2. A Simile

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  1. adrian009

    adrian009 Well-Known Member
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    Some weeks after the Crucifixion of Jesus the Christ, the disciples met at the Feast of Pentecost and experienced the descent of the Holy Spirit. Was the entrance of the Holy Spirit like the entrance of air into the lungs or to be understood literally? To what extent could the descent recorded in Acts of the Apostles 2:1-2 be seen as a simile and what could it mean?
     
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    I think it's a story intended to represent the dawning awareness within humanity of the concept of "God within". That the Divine Spirit also exists within us, and not just apart from us as an external God-being.
     
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    The descent of the Holy Spirit that came over the 12 disciples, enabled them to speak in other people's dialect language other than their own language word per word precisely

    This will happen again during the Tribulation when God's elect people will be given to speak in all the languages of the world, no matter what language it is word per word precisely

    How many people in today's world can speak every language in the world precisely
    Maybe at the most 3 to 4 languages, but not every language in the world, word per word precisely
     
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    It is part of Christian mythology to create the myth that the authority of Yeshua (= one with the Father or Holy Spirit) was extended to his direct disciples, the so-called "apostles" and hence "their" scriptures (in fact fabricated by the Church) in the New Testament supposedly have the same authority as the words of Yeshua. The bishops needed this illusion to further the idea that they themselves had inherited the authority of Yeshua via the so-called "apostles" (disciples who supposedly received the Holy Spirit just like the Lord did). You have to believe in this myth if you want to be a Christian and a part of the Christian Church.
     
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