New answers tagged

3

What are the origins and history of shaking, trembling, jerking, contorting, collapsing, fainting and similar manifestations in Christianity? The origins are definitely not of biblical origin. The closest we can see something even remotely similar in the Scriptures would be something would be individual falling to the ground trembling before the Lord. But ...


3

The Bible informs us of the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem, at Pentecost, after Jesus’ death, resurrection and return to heaven. However, there is no mention of the recipients shaking, trembling, jerking, contorting, collapsing, fainting or falling about. This supernatural event is described in Acts chapter 2 when the Holy Spirit was “poured ...


2

I found an interesting comment in my NIV Study Bible with regard to Acts 13:2 which says that the prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch were worshipping the Lord and fasting prior to being led by the Holy Spirit. The NIV notes that the missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas “did not result from a planning session but from the Spirit’s instruction”....


4

I regret that I can't speak specifically to Pentacostalism, which uses as one of its fundamental verses the experiences of the Day of Pentecost in the book of Acts (Acts 2:1-4), which appears to be more of an external experience than an internal (feelings) experience. But let's examine a couple of Biblical verses. When the Lord shall have washed away the ...


Top 50 recent answers are included