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New Testament Conversions: The Conversion of the 3000 (Acts 2)

In Acts chapter 2 we have the record of the conversion and salvation of about 3000 souls, Acts 2:41. These conversions were effected by the power of the Holy Spirit as He worked through the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are told that the 12 apostles were together in one place on the day of Pentecost when they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, Acts 2:1-4. This was the promise from the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, which was promised the apostles in Acts 1:4,5. On that first day of Pentecost following Jesus’ resurrection from the dead the Holy Spirit worked through the 12 apostles. He worked through them in performing the signs and wonders of that day, Acts 2:4-12. The Holy Spirit revealed the truth to the apostles, reminded them of Jesus’ words, and gave them the very words they were to speak, John 16:13; 14:26; Matthew 10:19,20. In doing this the Holy Spirit was fulfilling the work Jesus said he would perform in convicting the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment, John 16:8. Continue reading » New Testament Conversions: The Conversion of the 3000 (Acts 2)