The First Century Assembly Of Believers

irit50 days after the ressurection of Yeshua haNotzri (Jesus the Nazarene) Ruach haKodesh (the Holy Spirit) descended on the disciples of Yeshua and the man known as Shimon Peter also known as Kefa preached Yeshua as the promised Jewish Messiah and proclaimed that he died for the sins of all men. As a result of that sermon 3000 Jews present at that time and place known to the Jews as Shavuoth and to the modern day Christians as Pentecost accepted Yeshua as their messiah and recieved the gift of eternal abundant life. Christianity sees this event as the birth of the church but the fellowship which was born that day was not a traditional christian church with crucifixes, communion, and a baptismal font for a sprinkled baptism. This was a predominantly jewish congregation which kept shabbat and celebrated such jewish traditions as Havdalah (Acts 20).

The book of Acts records a fellowship of jews and gentiles led by Jewish leaders and observing tradtional Jewush traditions such as passover and washing in a mikvah. It neither tried to convert gentiles into Jews or Jews into Gentiles, but made believers of all.

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