Receive Ye the Holy Ghost

Ekklesia

Contemporary preaching asserts a form of godliness but denies the power of the Gospel by preaching that the birth of the church occurred on Pentecost. The scriptures, however, paint a different picture. Jesus appeared to his disciples on the third day and reenacted the creation account we see in Genesis. The disciples became new creatures in Christ that day. Pentecost involves a second definite experience, the “upon baptism” of the Spirit, an endowment of power from on high.