Wynnewood, PA, May 30,2009, Christians all over the world will celebrate the Day of Pentecost, the anniversary of the Church, this Sunday May 31,2009. Which is one of the most important holidays on the Christian calendar beside Christmas and Easter (Resurrection Sunday). Celebrations for The Day of Pentecost always occurs fifty days after Resurrection Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as it did in the book of Acts, chapter 2.
The Day of Pentecost was the beginning of Christianity, the Church, and the Christian race known as the Christian Olympics. It was the ‘divine’ Opening Ceremony of the Christian Olympics. This very dramatic and miraculous event was reminiscent of the lighting of the flames at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
“...Just as the Ancient Olympic Games had their first Opening Ceremony in Greece and was centered on religion – the Christian Olympics began about 2000 years ago in Jerusalem. Fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Day of Pentecost. The disciples and other followers of Christ were sitting together – when suddenly the sound of a rushing mighty wind came from Heaven and filled the house where they were sitting. Then there appeared tongues that looked like fire and it sat on each of them. Then they were filled with the Holy Spirit, who enabled them to speak in other tongues (languages), the wonderful works of God (Acts 1, Acts 2).
This was the “divine” Opening Ceremony, just as the modern Olympic Games began by lighting a flame of fire – the fire that symbolizes the Holy Spirit opened the Christian Olympics....”(The Christian Olympics: Going for the Gold Crowns, By S.E. Gregg, page 12 paragraphs 1 and 2).
In The Christian Olympics: Going for the Gold Crowns ($13.99, 1-5978-1530-6, $21.99, 1-5978-1531-4) you will not only discover how the Bible compares the Christian life to the Olympic Games but also the revealing of God’s prophetic plan for the end times. With such subjects as the Rapture, the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Tribulation, the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennium, the Second Death, and the New Heaven and the New Earth.. All of these subjects are explained through the spiritual athletic competition making God’s prophetic plan for the end times easier to understand.
“Enthusiastically recommended as inspirational reading for all practicing Christians.” Midwest Book Review
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Award winning author, Bible school graduate, gifted Bible teacher and Bible curriculum writer, S.E. Gregg is the author of the best selling book Evangelism Counseling and the salvation tract “God Became a Man.” The Christian Olympics sprang from a newspaper article which Gregg wrote titled “The Christian Olympics are still going on!” Gregg lives in the Philadelphia area.