Could you please check my writing, I need to perfect this one this week. If there could be errors, please help me correct them. If you have suggestions, you are greatly welcome to give your comments, thanks!!! Christianity is the largest of all existing religions today and most of people around the world are Christians. Unfortunately, many confusing sects have emerged and leave people perplexed as to which truly is the one started by the Lord Jesus in his time. Could it be that knowing the beginning of the church will guide us to the one who speaks the truth? If it is, let me tell you the story.
The Beginning of Our Church
On the day of Pentecost, around 30-33 AD, all the Lord's disciples were together, waiting for the promise of Jesus that he would send his Holy Spirit to them, in an upper room in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. As they were waiting, suddenly came a noise from heaven like the sound of a mighty wind and it filled the house where they were meeting. Then they saw what looked like fiery tongues which settled on each person there. The Holy Spirit took control and they began speaking whatever languages the Spirit let them speak. The promise had arrived.
Many religious Jews from every country in the world were living in Jerusalem. And when they heard this noise, a crowd gathered. But they were surprised, because they were hearing everything in their own languages.
“Don't all these who are speaking come from Galilee? Then why do we hear them speaking our very own languages? We all hear them using our own languages to tell the wonderful things God has done.” Everyone was excited and confused. Some of them even kept asking each other, “What does all this mean?” Others made fun of the Lord's followers and said, “They are drunk.”
Then Peter stood with the eleven apostles and spoke in a loud and clear voice to the crowd. He explained that it's wrong to think that these people are drunk for it is just
9 o'clock in the morning. But this is what God had the prophet Joel say,
“When the last days come, I will give my Spirit to everyone. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams. In those days I will give my Spirit to my servants, both men and women, and they will prophesy.”
Peter continued and told the story of Jesus, how that God proved that He sent Jesus as their Messiah by working miracles, wonders, and signs through him. He elaborated the life of Jesus on how he suffered and died in their hands, but by the power of God was raised back to life.
Knowing now that they had crucified Jesus, their Lord and Christ, they were cut in their heart and asked Peter and the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. This promise is for you and your children. It is for everyone our Lord God will choose, no matter where they live."
Peter told them many other things as well. On that day about three thousand believed his message and were baptized. They spent their time learning from the apostles, and they were like family to each other. Day after day they met together in the temple. They also broke bread and prayed together while praising God. Everyone liked them, and each day the Lord added to their group others who were being saved.
This is the story of the church on the bible's standpoint. Is your church's history connected to this or is it that you might have just emerged years after this magnificent event happened? This question I believe deserves your full attention. Knowing the truth sets us free.
And in case you still don't have any idea of the answers, the bible suggests, “Search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life.” Yes, search the scriptures.☻