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Historically, the Pentecost is considered to be the birth date of the Christian church. Despite having a small number of followers prior to the Pentecost, it was on this day that the Apostles are said to have witnessed t... More »

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The first Pentecost feast took place 50 days after Passover. In the Old Testament, Pentecost celebrated God?s gift of the 10 commandments to Moses. In the New Testament, the Pentecostal feast took on new meaning as the c... More »

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Pentecost originated as a Jewish holiday that fell 50 days after Passover. Its purpose was to thank God for the harvest. Members of the Christian religion mark Pentecost as the day when the Holy Spirit came to Earth, 40 ... More »

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The first Pentecost feast took place 50 days after Passover. In the Old Testament, Pentecost celebrated God’s gift of the 10 commandments to Moses. In the New Testament, the Pentecostal feast took on new meaning as the c... More »

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According to the Bible and church history, at the Pentecost the 12 apostles and other Christians that were assembled in an upper room in Jerusalem received the Holy Spirit for the first time. This caused them to be able ... More »

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