The Jews and all the holy men from all the races in the world residing beneath the heaven were staying in Jerusalem. Once the people were informed of the news about the presence of these holy men in Jerusalem, they gathered together and they set out to the Holy Land. The people who witnessed the preaching activities of the blessed people were amazed because they heard them speaking in their own native language. The people knew that the Jews and the holy men were Galileans but then they were overwhelmed when they heard these Galileans speaking in the language they were born into. Languages from Pathia, Medes, Elamites, Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phyrgia , Pamphylia and Libya were spoken by the holy messengers to propagate the words of God. Hence, this mysterious occurrence created anxiety to the minds of the people who witnessed the divine teachings conducted through confounded languages whereas others became extremely doubtful and were merely satisfied in relegating the incident to something of a mockery (Barclay 1976, p. 20).
[...] Paul fiercely condemned this practice of preaching the message of God because according to him messages especially those that came from God should be relayed to the people through a medium that would be understandable to all. Moreover, Paul alleged that if a stranger happened to stumble upon in their congregation, he/she will probably realize that he/she entered parishioners of insane men. Hence, men speaking in tongues will likely be considered men who are drunk by people who are not familiar with the rite (Marguerat et al. [...]
[...] Luke even noticed the awareness of Lydia of her own faith; Luke was quite happy by the fact that the wealthy woman began listening to them. Because God had opened her heart a long time ago, she displayed excessive enthusiasm in listening to Paul's elaborations (Reimer 1995). Even though Lydia had all the material riches in life, she still remained humble in the face of the Lord. She welcomed the missionaries to her large house and she proposed to be baptized inside her abode along with the people in the household such as her children, relatives, workers and slaves. [...]
[...] The defense of experience (Acts 22: 11) Paul defended himself in front of the multitudes that persecuted him through arguing for himself by the use of his personal experiences. It is Paul's strong belief that personal experiences are the most powerful arguments on earth. However, the content of Paul's defense was essentially inconsistent because of the two things that were emphasized in the arguments that he aired out (Jervell 1996). Acts 22: 3 am verily a man [which am] a Jew, born in Tarsus, city] in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, [and] taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.” This passage indicates that Paul's identity is similar to the people to whom he was addressing to. [...]
[...] The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15And after she was baptized and her household as well, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay." And she prevailed upon A business woman named Lydia was one of the women who heard the messages of Paul. Lydia was not unfamiliar with the words of God because she was already a worshipper of God even before Paul and his colleagues visited Philippi. [...]
[...] In the New Testament, it is once established that the wind means thus identical with In the Old Testament, particularly in Genesis the breath of life given by God to His creations is symbolically pictured in Samuel, Psalms and Ezekiel as a very powerful wind generated by God. Acts 3 “They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.” The fire in the passage is, like the wind, a symbol of God. [...]
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