Christians celebrate Pentecost to commemorate Jesus' early followers receiving the Holy Spirit as described in the second chapter of the biblical book of Acts. The first Pentecost occurred a few weeks after Jesus' resurrection.
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 to speak in tongues, which meant that pilgrims from many nations gathered in the
Pentecostals believe that the Holy Spirit is a living manifestation that dwells within Christians. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ brings them salvation. Pentecostalism is a revivalist form of Protestantism that stresses an intimate experience with God.
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 days after Easter Sunday.
Pentecostalism is a form of Christianity founded on the belief in the work of the Holy Spirit as a direct experience of the presence of God. This is based on a key event in the life of early Christians as recorded in Acts 2:1-4. During this event, known as the day of Pentecost, the 12 disciples rece
Pentecostal churches believe that the Old and New Testaments are the word of God; that God, the Son and the Holy Spirit are three persons with once essence; that God is the creator; and that salvation is possible because of Jesus' death on the cross. Pentecostal churches also emphasizes that members
Pentecostal worship songs include "My Last Mile Home," "Look What the Lord Has Done," "He is Still in the Fire," "I Got Something to Praise God For" and "He Set Me Free." Pentecostal music includes high-spirited instrumental arrangements and singing.
Baptists and Pentecostals differ in the way they worship, in their beliefs about salvation and in the way they interpret gifts from God. They are both founded upon the beliefs of Christianity even with their differences.
The Apostolic Pentecostal denomination follows the plan of salvation described in the New Testament, which can be found in the Bible, partly in Ephesians 2:89-9. New Testament Salvation is described as being by "grace through faith," meaning that it is a gift from God that is given but cannot be ear
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 the Holy Trinity and begun effectively preaching and adding members to the Christ