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November 23, 2009


Another one I hear taken out of context all the time is Acts 2:14-16: "Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: 'Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.'"

The "last days" spoken of were the last days of Jerusalem and the Old Covenant. These verses have nothing to do with today. Think of the crowd hearing these words, spoken by Peter. It is nonsense to believe the term "last days" stretches over a 2000 year (or longer) period.

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