Acts 2:1-13 AND when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues
LIKE AS OF FIRE,
and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem JEWS, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak
in his own language.
And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, JEWS AND PROSELYTES, Cretes and Arabians,
we do hear them speak in our tongues
the wonderful works of God.
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. Â
QUESTION: What is the FIRE in the above paragraph?
Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues LIKE as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
ANSWER: There is no fire. The verse clearly says, «LIKE as of fire.»
NOTE: Out of the 120 disciples only ELEVEN have the gift of foreigns languages (tongues). The eleven are sitting, not kneeling, and are waiting, not praying for an experience. No one is baptized «with the Holy Ghost and FIRE,» for the cloven tongues are LIKE as of fire. There are no Christians present anywhere in Acts chapter 2, before or after Peter’s message to Israel. The term «Christian» does not even show up until Acts 11:26.
Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians FIRST in Antioch.